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Rheon Café

189 Spring St., New York, NY 10012 40.72509 -74.00297
nr. Thompson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-966-7040 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Photo by Noah Sheldon for New York Magazine

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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at Spring St.

Prices

$9-$11

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

On the surface, Rheon Café, with its marble counters and back garden, looks like a promising Soho lunch option, its menu crafted by consulting chef Hisanobu Osaka, formerly of Morimoto and the Japanese consulate in New Orleans. But the café also happens to be a savvy showpiece for its parent company, Rheon, a multinational Japanese corporation that manufactures high-tech and slightly sinister-sounding kitchen equipment like the Encrusting Machine, which the company’s Website calls “a robot with the delicate touch of a human palm,” used to make everything from chocolate-chip cookies to Scotch eggs. At the café, the kitchen dedicates itself to sandwiches like roast duck with cucumber and miso, or grilled portobello with tomato confit and chipotle sauce, all made on bread baked in-house—on prominently displayed Rheon equipment, naturally.

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