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The Coffee Shop

29 Union Sq. West, New York, NY, 10003
at 16th St.
212-243-7969

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5
Food: 5
Service: 4
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

54% would go back.

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delish!

By 140188 on 8/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Delish! LOVE this place. I only discovered it about a year or so ago but it is now my favorite restaurant in NYC. The Brazilian stew(moqueca) is out of this world amazing, the feijoada on sundays is SOOO so good, the brazilian steak sandwich, and pao the queijo appetizer...whoa! I could go on forever. A caipirinha with my meal always hits the spot. It's like a taste of Brazil right here in the city. Very authentic. Really, give it a try. You're in for a real treat!!!

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103 out of 205 people found this review helpful.

Goodnight in yhr city

By lourdesbernardez on 7/17/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The whole atmosphere was really nice my waitress was on point. The food was most of the conversation the drinks had taste .The clean up crew were fast all and all we liked it.

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70 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

what a great night

By prettyu on 4/1/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to the coffee shop on Tuesday for a business lunch, what an amazing meal we had! I was enjoying my Brazilian stew so much that my client and I barely spoke! I told our waitress this was the best dish I have had since I was in Brazil last year! She recommended we have the banana cream pie for dessert...whoa! It was so good I took a piece to go for my daughter who LOVES banana cream pie. I will be back with my family for dinner this weekend. The server was great but the food OMG !!

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125 out of 255 people found this review helpful.

So worth it!

By niknak99 on 3/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I spent almost one meal a week at coffee shop this summer. The food is definitely diner-y. But can you beat the deal considering the view? Amazing people watching in an awesome part of town, with a really good turkey burger or a bangin' cobb salad, pao de quiejo, and perfect mojitos. And the waitstaff is not nearly as bad as EVERYONE seems to think! I've always had nice, friendly, servers, who were personable and cheerful. Really nice people. Bottom line: Great expectations, great disappointments. Expect a chill time, with relatively cheap food, and a great view.

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113 out of 209 people found this review helpful.

yummy brunch

By starfish38 on 2/24/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was in the coffee shop this past weekend and was pleasantly surprised that I could sit outside in the cafe, it was a beautiful day and OMG the eggs benedict were yummy and my mimosa hit the spot. I tried to figure out why people say so many bad things about the service, our waitress was so great she even gave us suggestions on where to go for drinks that night. Love this place now and we will return.

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137 out of 280 people found this review helpful.

A neat trendy lunch spot

By MotorCityMojo on 7/27/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you don't mind how packed it is here, it's a nice casual place for lunch at reasonable prices. The staff is great to look at, but it would be nice if they looked at my table to notice my drink is empty and offer some faster service. My burger was tasty and juicy and had fresh trimmings, and the herbed fries were very crispy and tasty. Some great daily offerings on the menu too. The music is a little loud but it seems like a great scene and I'll definitely check it out again late night.

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280 out of 525 people found this review helpful.

Overpriced Diner

By gjl137 on 2/26/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

The Coffee Shop is an overpriced diner in my opinion. I've come here a couple times for lunch and I thought a burger would be a safe bet. Sadly, the burgers taste like frozen burgers you can buy at Food Emporium. Everything on the menu is overpriced. The one redeeming factor is on the weekends the bar has a decent clientele. I would possibly come back for HH but not for lunch/dinner.

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148 out of 301 people found this review helpful.

hot waitress, warm food

By yougotjohn on 8/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I used to go there all the time... and if any reader can remind or inform me as to the last name of a beautiful korean waitress named "Katherine"; I would be grateful:) She worked there '92-94... long silky hair and very nice person. anyway, i was just remembering my trips there... met one of my girlfriends there... over all it's a chic place, food is ok, and yes, beautiful people serve food. what's not to like wrapped up in a convenient location? you could do worse...

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112 out of 233 people found this review helpful.

Workplace for models

By Marchie2003 on 9/26/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Coffee Shop is known to house the most beatiful women trying to break it in the world of top model, but that's not why this place urks me. It's a little too pretentious. The woman who stand at the front, waiting to seet you, look dreadfully bored. Like they should be sipping mojito's on a photo shoot in Miami, not "acting" like a hostess at a coffee shop in New York. At night this place gets packed with the young, hip and trendy city dwellers. During the day it's a mix of tourists and business people. I've gone there to eat for lunch only. It was decent food, like an upscale diner. Nothin' special, expect for the 6 foot, Niaomi Campbell look a like who politley served us our lunch.

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358 out of 771 people found this review helpful.

fun menu, mediocre food, lovely server

By EatingNick on 12/12/2012

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was excited about this menu as I am Brazilian and there's a lot of Brazilian stuff there. Unfortunately the food was pretty bland and far from satisfying. Ceviche was decent, but the Moqueca Stew wasn't as spicy as it should be - not just in terms of being hot, it's just that it's supposed to be succulent, bursting with flavor, and in some cases on the spicy side. This one was simply bland, I suspect some key ingredients just weren't in there. Same goes for the Shrimp Baiano, not just flavor but also the shrimp was overcooked (too stiff and chewy). For regular diner prices would have been semi-decent, but for $100 dinner for two (2 drinks, an appetizer, and two entrees, + 18% tip), it was kind of a stab and left us both bitter and disappointed. At least the service was fast and efficient and I saw one of the prettiest servers I've yet to see in Manhattan, might go back then to try something different on the menu ;-)

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