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128 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002 40.719803 -73.986854
nr Norfolk St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-270-9733 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, German/Austrian, Soup & Sandwich
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Tue-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun, 11am-6pm; Mon, closed.

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol
  • BYOB


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

The first food project of the Israeli-Austrian artist Zipora Fried, Kinski does double duty as both a coffee shop and a sit-down restaurant serving unpretentious Austrian fare like sausages, sandwiches made on dark bread, and the dumplings known as knodel. The small spot’s minimalist look – three two-tops and a large communal table made from reclaimed wood, plywood floor and walls and wire light fixtures – is, slightly bizarrely, modeled after a rustic Austrian ski lodge. The coffee menu features Viennese specialties like eispanner – a double espresso with whipped cream -- and something dubbed “Viennese iced coffee, an espresso-ice-cream concoction that makes a nice dessert.” The knodel, however, intended as the showcase dish, fall short. A recent visit found the cheese version oddly dense and the spaetzle, a close cousin, flavorless and gummy. Better to stick to coffee and dessert here: all is forgiven with a plate of the excellent kaiserscherrem, or Austrian pancake, served with fruit preserves.

Recommended Dishes

Kaiserschmarren $9.50.