• Zabar's Café

  • American Traditional Soup & Sandwich $1.65-$7
  • 2245 Broadway
    New York, NY 10024
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone: 212-787-2000
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Fast, cheap, and in control: Zabar's Café can steer you through a deli meal for under $10 in less than 15 minutes. The window-wrapped corner space is in the same building as Zabar’s, but there's no direct access between the two. It's half self-service, half counter-service. The sandwiches are simple: Chicken salad on health bread is just that, no toppings. Choices from the Zabar across town, Eli's, include a vinegery lentil salad on ciabatta bread. At the counter, you can order something not encased in plastic, like a plump cheese blintz. Matzoh ball soup is always on hand, but the chilly centers of the matzoh balls make this a less-than-successful comfort food. Sullivan Street Bakery's pizza may be a worse for wear from its trip uptown—the crust gets tough—but the rosemary-sprinkled potato-and-onion squares are still satisfying. You can sit at the communal table or the counter facing the street. There's a quick seat-turnover rate among parents-with-toddlers and tourists comparison-tasting cheesecakes.
  • Hours

    Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm Sat, 7:30am-7pm Sun, 8am-6pm

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Lunch Breakfast Take-Out Kid-Friendly

  • Alcohol

    No Alcohol

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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