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Life Cafe

343 E. 10th St., New York, NY, 10009
at Ave. B

Avg. Rating

Food: 8
Service: 9
Décor: 7

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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I love Life...

By alexv on 11/30/2008

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

Only been for brunch, but I love this place. The bloody's are strong and spicy, the service is friendly, the vibe chilled and the food great. I'm absolutely obsessed with their breakfast burrito. Well worth the trip.

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151 out of 286 people found this review helpful.

A Living Testament to Anyone Without Restaurant Owning Experience

By tampamainstay on 2/10/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

It was originally an antique shop. Then a coffee house. Now, Life Cafe. Originally made for the artists of Thompkins Square, it's become an over priced, vegan friendly spot known for the $2.50 side of tofu sour cream. You can argue their hearts were in the right place in 1981, but now it's all about draining your wallet and firing their loyal staff a week before Christmas due to "changing for a different direction". Kathy Kirkpatrick wants your feedback, as long as it's positive. If it's not, the comment will go directly to the trash can, or worse, land you in the Unemployment Line.

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197 out of 439 people found this review helpful.

livin' large @ LIFE CAFE

By work4matrix on 11/27/2005

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

This place is CLASSIC. Wanna see why Jonathan Larson wrote the story RENT there? You damn-well should! I used to live just a couple of blocks away from there, and now I have to take a dang taxi to get there, almost every day. God giveth Life, and Life giveth Huevos Rancheros. Yea, mama!

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