242 Mott St., New York, NY, 10012
at Prince St.
By suzbee on 9/26/2009
My husband and I had a light lunch on a recent visit to NYC. The fruit salad was delicious. COLD, tasty fruit in a bit of orange juice. Very fresh and perfect on a hot day. My husband had bruschetta which he said was also great. The hostess and servers are beautiful and very pleasant. This is the type of place that makes you want to pack your bags and move to the big city!
By shugnizzle on 3/28/2009
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Always delicious. Very consistent quality. No reservations but never a longer wait than 30 minutes. Good wines by the glass. And very nice wait staff. More restaurants should do this in NYC - simple menu at low prices executed superbly time and time again. The couscous with chicken and sausage is amazing. Also love the harissa.
By df09 on 3/4/2009
the food is really really good, excellent place to go with friends, drink a glass of wine and enjoy the couscous...one of my favorites!
By fleabaguette on 12/23/2008
sweet people, fine service, no attitude, very acceptable good, had a great satay great cheescake, good music, really have been there for breakfast and late dinner nice to hang out there
By ShaunNY on 9/11/2008
I go to Cafe Gitane to have breakfast every morning when i'm in NYC and i love it , great menu , good value for money and friendly staff . Ok , the staff can be a bit stressed out but how would you be when there's a line outside that virtually crosses the street... People that go there often should know this and if they want a quick breakfast (especially on weekends) they should either go after 11 or don't go at all instead of complaining. In other words : a big thumbs up for cafe gitane !!
By 98roepark on 7/22/2008
I know its sort of a hipster's palace, but I think the service gets a bad rap. I've been there a few times, and I'm a fairly average looking schlub who is by no means at home in SoHo. That said, the women are always very nice to me and my guests. The food, albeit small portions, is pretty tasty for the price point. The chicken sandwich in particular is on an amazing warm and crusty baguette.
By gsudie on 6/16/2008
I have been there about 6-7 times now, and every time I am appalled by the service and the attitude of the host and the servers. They are snooty and don't hesitate to show you that. Never going back there ever again. They lost a very loyal customer, just by their attitude.
By rubix on 6/16/2008
The host was so rude. He had such an attitude. And as I waited, at least two other couples were so turned off my his holier than though act that they left. Not a very nice welcome to what is a wonderful place to eat and drink. Service inside was better.
By carlrcastro on 7/28/2007
I've been frequenting Cafe Gitane for many years - since well before Nolita was fully discovered - and it has always provided delicious, satisfying cuisine and excellent service. I can't fathom the complaints of whiners about the service or atmosphere; perhaps it's a phenomenon of the Bridge-and-Tunnel (in the pejorative sense) or nouveau-cosmo becoming instant Internet critics. Although perhaps sometimes a bit different from the effusive, blustery or demanding type of American in style or manner, the staff has always been very friendly and helpful to me. I love the espresso and Viennoisserie in the mornings, and the cous-cous is totally great. The atmosphere, despite any poseur clientele, is quite special but also real and unpretentious. I have gone there for both special occasions and everyday meals, and have never been disappointed. I have made new, good friends at the counter and entertained old dear friends at tables. Thank you, Cafe Gitane - you rule!
By inikolic on 4/9/2007
one of the only non-vegetarian places that actually has a truly vegan option for brunch. thanks cafe gitane!