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The Elk

128 Charles St., New York, NY 10014 40.734188 -74.009473
nr. Greenwich St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-933-4780 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, Soup & Sandwich
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Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 8am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • WiFi


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This Charles Street spot does quite a lot with its small West Village spaceóchurning out coffee from a full-service café, selling merch beside the register, and rotating breakfast and lunch menus with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Cramped chaos is avoided, though, as the well-lit, open atmosphere and vibrant floral arrangements give the space a breezy, comfortable feel. The café is divided into a laptop-friendly zone, where guests are welcome to surf while sipping at a bar, and a laptop-free zone, which encompasses the tables. Breakfast is served all day, with granola and creamy Greek yogurt, grapefruit brûlée, and open-faced toasts. Lunch, which begins at 11, consists of rice and noodle bowls packed with fresh, seasonal veggies, sustainably pole-caught tuna with melted havarti on country bread, and smashed avocado bánh mì, among other specialties. These light, healthy food options pair nicely with a cup of the café’s single-origin pour-over coffee, or a fresh-pressed juice, which can be snagged here for far cheaper than at most West Village juice joints.

Recommended Dishes

Grapefruit brulee, $7; Market rice bowl, $11; Tuna melt, $10