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About 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.

359 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Broome

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 925-2898

Website:
http://www.cuppingroomcafe.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Cupping Room Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
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Live Music (5)
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Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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 (Shreveport)·Dined 6 days ago

Very enjoyable experience.

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 (London)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Second time eating Sunday brunch at Cupping Room Cafe and just as good as the first. The host very kindly accommodated a much enlarged group at the last minute. Friendly staff, good food and a vibrant ambiance, a winning combination in my view.

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 (London)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing service from Nas

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food selection is as plentiful for brunch and tasted great. Except the chicken sausage. Service was fine. Maybe needed a little more follow up. Overall nice experience for a group of 11.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Guests from out of town: everyone please with their food—and great coffee. Really crowded on a Sunday at 10:00 and food tool awhile but everything was cooked as ordered. No disappointments!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Extremely disappointing. This was our first visit to the restaurant. Had previously read some good things which is baffling because the food is mediocre at best. We were there for lunch. My companion ordered a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. How hard is it to screw that up. Not very, evidently. It was tasteless and stale. I ordered the fried chicken sandwich. Pretty much the same situation. I had to keep pouring table salt (which I don’t even use) on the sandwich to try to flavor it, to no avail. It tasted like it had been lying around or had been frozen and reheated.
I don’t want to disparage the service however, which was fine. It’s unfortunate that the food was so awful. Will not be returning.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went for late breakfast on Thursday and it was quiet and so lovely. Coffee was A+, as was the wait staff. Food was very good! Highly recommend eggs Benedict!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect place for brunch in SoHo. Great food, great ambiance, and the staff could not have been nicer in accommodating and taking care of our large group. Will definitely be back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Ahi tuna salad- the tuna was chewy, muddy brown in the middle...sent it back and ordered turkey andouille soup and carrot cake...both were really good! It was my birthday and I was
disappointed at first- ended well. Wait person was very sweet, gave me extra strawberries and was apologetic about the service. Not planning on going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The interior was tasteful and clean, and the waiters very accommodating.
The food was OK, but somewhat overcooked. Medium burger was past well-done, and the french fries were dark brown and crunchy. Very good frozen lemonade with mint and honey.

The biggest disappointment was Bloody Marys : too much ice, little spice , very bland

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Staff was super accommodating and the food was excellent. We were in for quite a surprise when there was a live band playing at dinner!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Waited over an hour for food due to under staff. When the food arrived, it was sub par to say the least. Awful experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Cupping Room gets surprisingly high reviews and I can guess it is not for food quality but for the warm neighborhood vibe.
The food was surprisingly horrible. I can’t recall ever saying I’ve had a horrible meal in NYC until now.

If you enjoy open mic night in a warm neighborhood atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. Eat before you go!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Went there for brunch. Food very good except for the waffle, which somehow was rubbery. Eggs, though, were fine. Chicken sausage was awesome! One of us ordered sourdough, and the waiter brought whole wheat by mistake. He addressed the situation by asking if whole wheat was OK, with body language suggesting that he did not want to bring the correct item.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a wonderful breakfast at the Cupped by room. We sat at one of the entrances facing the street, it was sprinkling outside and this was a perfect place to sit and enjoy a meal as the rain passed by. It was perfect for an intimate breakfast with my wife. We enjoyed a couple omelettes which were healthy portions. We also had some coffee and mimosas. It was a great experience and would definitely return. The street view was one of my favorite parts.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had Saturday brunch at Cupping Room. Great food and service! We will definitely go back next time we're in NYC.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is delicious, the service is amazing. We loved it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a reliable experience. Not outstanding, but reliable. Good food, good service, warm ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great omelettes! Creative and generous fillings. Awesome hash browns. The waffles were a little disappointing...thin and a little bland.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is one of my most favorite spots fir brunch in the city. Whenever I’m in town this is where I go for the last 25 years!!! The food is always the best! The service always great! The cost is great too. Hardwood old world just timeless.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went to see my friend sing jazz. The service was incredibly slow,It took a half hour to get out drinks alone, The waiter never asked us if we wanted refills. It took a really long time to get our check too.They need more help,

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The Cupping Room was once a lunch destination for my friend who worked in Soho and me for finding it to be, with Hundred Acres, the best breakfast in the area.

The food is no longer my reason to go there. I don't dig how the new chef does things.

Sitting at the bar for a glass of wine or a cocktail is great. And if you have a seated meal if Darrin or Nas is your server, you will be in excellent hands.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Very accommodating to my daughter's gluten allergy. Great meal! Friendly staff!

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The decor & atmosphere here is great, it is noisy but not off putting, they do show the English football. Food was ok, I think we ordered badly, but the brunch drinks were nice & the service was great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Underwhelming, but satisfactory. No complaints, but off-menu requests were simple, yet not understood by the staff. When vacationing in NYC for a long weekend, I want to have each restaurant experience be special. This was average - absolutely not special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Really good food. Go and enjoy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A Soho staple that consistently satisfies. BRUNCH! Great food, fabulous crowd, excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Definitely a must-go! Best brunch place in Soho.
Visited twice during my first trip to NY and will definitely come back in my next visit.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2017

My family loves The Cupping Room. We've been coming for years for a great breakfast/brunch place. The food is delicious and service great. It's just a fun SoHo place to dine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We waited for almost 10 minutes at a table with no menus or water. When our waiter finally came by we saw him to place our order and then to pay, which we had to flag him down to get the bill. Our food took about 25 minutes to come out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I came here with a group of 8 -- we had family in town. The service and food were fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meal and loved the atmosphere. One thing to note - I booked our table only a couple of hours beforehand, which I learned I shouldn't do in the future as the restaurant's seating system can't take such short notice reservations. Fortunately, another reservation for 8 people cancelled at the last minute and they seated us at their table. Just something to keep in mind!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 29, 2017

No wait for a table at ~noon on a Saturday which is why we went. Service was excellent and the food came out pretty fast. The quality/taste of the food was just alright. Not bad, but nothing special. Prices are high for what you get. Overall good not great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Everything was very good except I had the WORST Bloody Mary ever. It was bland, tasteless even though we ordered them with Ketel vodka, and filled only half a glass with too many garnishes. The bartender should take a trip up to Cafe Un Deux Trois to sample what this drink should taste like. As long as you don't order a Bloody Mary, I recommend the Cupping Room.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch had 11:45 reservations and we were seated when we arrived.
Loved the feeling of the this cafe- friendly people, brick walls, quirky artwork. Food was awesome my husband and son had the design your own eggs Benedict. My daughter had
pancakes and scrambled eggs and I had the French toast with a heaping side of fresh berries.
Everyone loved their meals!!

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·Dined on July 17, 2017

I work in Tribeca and has passed many times going to the Gourmet Garage on Broome Street.
Had a friend from Memphis in NYC for a visit and we came and it was terrific!!!
Love the breakfast/brunch available every day and will keep it in mind for special occasions.
Ambience was wonderful; service was attentive and the food was excellent.
I recommend it highly.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Bustling space with warm friendly service and generously portioned dishes - perfect for Sunday brunch with friends.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Had a great breakfast, had made a reservation through Open Table and checked in with the host 5 minutes early. Apparently he forgot, because they reported me as a "no show".

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We were looking forward to a good meal and listening to the open mic entertainment. The place was pretty dead (Sunday evening) and only two participated in open mic. I ordered the seared tuna salad - rare. The tuna was closer to well done. My friend ordered the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich ($18.00) and it was average at best, especially for the price. There were only a few other tables seated, and I myst say the wait staff was less than attentive. They seemed completely disinterested. It's unfortunate, because it's a very cool looking place and we went in with high hopes. Sorry, won't be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Disappointed. Sub par food and slow service

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Good food; lovely ambience; terrific service.

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