Cupping Room Cafe
Cupping Room Cafe

Cupping Room Cafe

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.cuppingroomcafe.com/
  • Phone: 2129252898
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broome
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cupping Room Cafe
The Cupping Room Café was established in 1977. It was originally a wholesale coffee establishment. Different blends of coffee were brewed and tasted by perspective customers. This act of blending and tasting different coffees is called cupping - hence the name The Cupping Room. The coffee tasting went so well that the owners decided to change the name from The Coffee Connection to The Cupping Room Café. They also decided to open the back of the store and sell coffee and pie to the local artists. The building hosting The Cupping Room is a landmark building. It was the first "tall" building in SoHo and is more than 100 years old. The high tin ceilings, hard wood floors, pot-belly stove and exposed brick walls are all part of the original setting. The Cupping Room was a home for artists and locals. Today it is still a neighborhood place where you can see the locals and the famous come together in our homey environment.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Cupping Room Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (39)neighborhood gem (25)great for lunch (16)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (10)kid-friendly (9)romantic (3)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Ah, the "good" old days have returned to the Cupping Room, when the service was bad. Is it because it was Sunday in the summer? A long story about trying to get a coffee refill is too boring to relate but if you discount the service you won't be disappointed especially for breakfast/brunch. Know that there are new menus and we all know what that means.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this spot for brunch
    JRHChatham
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent brunch spot with an extensive menu with something for everyone. Service is always consistent and many of the servers appear to have been around for some time. Our server, Andre, was affable and attentive. Eggs Benedict is excellent and drink selections are creative.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    Awesomeats
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    An extra special coffee find....just a few steps to wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Brunch
    NYCRestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Hands down the best brunch dishes in NYC. Fun, eclectic decor. Can get a bit noisy and busy so be prepared to wait, but it is totally worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Want to go back
    Lunamonkeyfoodlover
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went on a tuesday and was dissapointed to find out they have live music from wednesdays to saturdays. Still, the staff was friendly, the service was great, the food was good. Would love to go back on a day when there's live music. It seems they were having a painting event but we arrived for a late dinner so it was almost over. Really cute place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Always one of our favorite breakfast/brunch restaurants, this time was a first for lunch. We ordered salads and sandwiches, the salad much better. We'll stick to early day meals from now on.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoping for better
    MNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were very disappointed in this place. It sounded so good but the food was really bad. I had the grilled cheese with bacon and tomato. The bread was not even grilled. The home fries looked as bad as they tasted. My husband had an omelette and fries - the fries were bad. The omelette was ok. Even the drinks were disappointing. The people were all very friendly and nice so I really wanted to like the place. Definitely not going back because of the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe for late brunch
    Gadgetqueen
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Everyone at our table had simple breakfast food ( bagel, yogurt, waffles) and all were as expected- homey, fresh and yummy. I had a plain cup of coffee which was surprisingly restaurant average. Our server and the service at the entire place was terrific. I was at the Cupping Room Cafe at noon on a Sunday during the World Cup so it may have been both noisier than normal ( the game was playing and projected on the walls). I will definitely stop in again when I am in this neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food!
    mslanee1VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Loved this place! The brunch was delicious! Plus, the put the world cup on the big screen! It was tons of fun, and the building is the right mix of new and old, just beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At one time enjoyable
    Reappraising
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We went this past weekend. There was a time when we enjoyed cupping room. It's becoming less neighborhood stop and more tourist drop off point. Too Crowded, and way, way too noisy. This takes away all enjoyment of the meal, (and by the way the food now compliments the new vibe - pedestrian) you can't hear each other. I mean that - we needed to lean over the table to converse. Too bad for the regulars like us. Just need to find a new favorite place. It's a shame because this was one of our all time favorites that we recommended to friends and colleagues. This is all great for the owners so this "esthetic" will remain but eventually all the patrons that made this place special will drift away.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Loved that place , great decor, good food . Will go again for sure
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DrPoppinfresh
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Ahhh! A quiet are of Manhattan for a solid breakfast. Great service, great solid omelets, home fries, turkey bacon. Quite satisfied, fair price, quite location that is a short walk to downtown. Will go again when I have business downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice place&people with good food
    gc2014ar
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The place is magic, and have good food and service. Great for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must visit if in SoHo
    DelectablyChicVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great for brunch, and one of the few sitdown restaurants I can think of where you can order a dirty chai (chai latte with a shot of espresso - the restaurant calls it Ty Chai) off menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for gluten free and more
    Shann
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Cupping Room Cafe was a delightful brunch spot, excellent food, friendly service, and nice ambience. Plus they offered some great gluten free items, including a delicious buckwheat waffle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Our favorite meal at the Cupping Room continues to be breakfast/brunch. Every egg dish is served as ordered: sounds easy enough but is difficult for some reason to execute for many restaurants. And no need for fancy coffees: regular coffee is great. No disappointments.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Service was outstanding they handled our group of 10 like we were a table of 2. Food was wonderful. Very accommodating of our several special requests. So thankful we chose to come here for our special night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I loved the ambience here. The restaurant was crowded and alive. Service was friendly and good considering the crowd. Tables are a little tight but I was a party of two and it didn't bother us. Great place for brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • capnkrunchVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Still great for brunch after all these years. Had not been to the restaurant in at lea 15 years but it was still terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 397 reviews are from the Cupping Room Cafe reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    Brooklynite
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This place is wonderful if you're meeting friend's in the city and want something new. You can see the freedom tower from this location. So you arr able to enjoy the cobble street as you explore the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Wasn't able to keep this past reservation due to illness but all my experiences at the Cupping Room Cafe have been A+
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at the Cuping Room
    KKEinNYC
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Very relaxed and friendly environment, eggs Florentine were very satisfying for brunch. Wait staff didn't rush us, would definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    luvnyc
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had a great Easter brunch with the family. Had a great table and the ambience was wonderful. Will be back again!!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday Morning
    SomersetTom
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My wife and I just had Easter Brunch here and it was delicious! The food and cocktails were a great way to start Easter in NYC. This was the first time here, but certainly won't be the last. It may be be our new Easter tradition.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful spot
    GPTish
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I made the reservation last minute. Wonderful find. Service was top notch. Food was very good, nice choices.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and wheat free options
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Good choice on the menu even for gluten free, great to be able to eat waffles or pancakes for once. Lovely atmosphere and good service. So good we went back. Milkshakes are fab!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch and tasty food
    LanafoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was an excellent brunch choice for a group of 4. Everyone had something they wanted and the mimosas were fresh and tasty. The portions are big and filling, so be warned! I would definitely come back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great band
    TomC
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food is excellent, eclectic American fare. Excellent bar, limited but good and reasonable wine list. The main attraction on a Saturday night is the excellent jazz band; they are great musicians (singer, guitar, trumpet, drums and bass) and play several jazz standards.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite Place
    LoveMaine21VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The Cupping Room is becoming our favorite place to go when visiting New York. The atmosphere is cozy and yet lively; The menu offers all kinds o fun things to eat; We especially recommend for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch was yummy. Eggs Benedict
    SLDallas
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Brunch was yummy. Eggs Benedict were Fabulous. The hot chi tea was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Great spot for brunch with friends or family. Eggs Benny & the bloody hog drink are great choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, iffy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Good was absolutely amazing and fresh! Was disappointed about the service. Forgt many drink refills, orders can out incomplete and missing items and at different times. When asked the waiter to go get the food they forgot again and had to flag down other waiters. Just seemed overhelmed in general! Great food though!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Sophieb
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great brunch spot. The only issue we had was that the table for two was too small for our plates and required a bit of maneuvering. Overall we really enjoyed and will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive breakfast
    PickVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    . It was okay but not worth making a special trip as we did.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed a lunch there!
    mochamochaVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This was my first time to be at Cupping Room Cafe. As I was very stressed out at work this week, I took a day off and I booked this place for a lunch for my lovery SoHo shopping day. I know this place is very busy and packed for a brunch on the weekend, but the place was not that busy today, Friday. I liked their deco and atmosphere and my waiter provided me with very good service. And I enjoyed Smoked Salmon & Scalion omlet :) I want to go back there with my friends for weekend brunch or drinks at night soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot
    Justabbi
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We went here with a group of 6 and had a really great time, food was great, minus the dessert as they didn't have the carrot cake and brought us a substitute which we didn't like, but all in all a great experience :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldie but goodies.....a SOHO fav!
    Anthony
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I haven't dined there in years.....nothing's changed! The same charm, great food and personable service. Expect to wait, the brunch here is hot, hot, hot and worth the wait. Ariel and his staff took excellent care if us. Definitely tops on NYC for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great ambiance on Valentines Day with live jazz band, Crab stuffed Ravioli is a must try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Rdub208VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch French toast was cold, fruit wasn't ripe Waffles were rubbery Asked for sausage to be well done and it wasnt
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Cupping Room
    MEDS
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We have been to this great eatery and venue for jazz several times and it was wonderful. If you like a relaxed atmosphere, yet a unique place to have some great food and share an evening with up-beat people, this is the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate