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About The Coffee Shop

American classics with a Brazilian flair.

29 Union Sq. W.
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:0am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
16th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 243-7969

Website:
http://thecoffeeshopnyc.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Coffee Shop Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.4

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Comfort Food (6)
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Afternoon Coffee (6)
People Watching (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Although the restaurant was fairly empty our food came out too quickly between courses
Also there was a problem at first with reservation but was seated anyway ...and then reservation was found

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I remember food being better but overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Clearly the chef and management has changed. The food was bland. No seafood dumplings as in the past.. The servers were just standing around. Our server can rubbed olive oil on her hands in front of us. Very weird. This used to be one of our favorite spots. No longer. They lost a loyal customer.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

More of a "Scene" on Union Square than a restaurant although the food is tasty with a Latin flair.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great diner with a Brazilian flare. I had the avocado toast and salad. Both were very delicious. I was a little surprised that the toast was only one slice of bread but the avocado was plentiful.

Would definitely come here again!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It took us forever to get the check, waitress not nice

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

For years ive loved Coffee shop
For the atmosphere and better than expected food

But last night was very sad, yes monday night but even the banquette seating worn with big holes
Maybe a cheese lasagna was a bad order, but truly a big plate of "Glop"

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a poor waitress this time. But this is not usual.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

don't go to the Coffee Shop if you intend to talk to others with you. The noise level is horrible. Other than that, food decent and good location.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent taste of food. The pepper sauce is excellent - the Feijoada rules! the drinks never disappoint and the service is good. Love the place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Simple, down to earth and very good quality food. Always a fun place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The flavor was good but the food was not well-executed. My plantains and my egg sandwich were cold in the middle. The décor is in major need of a refresh. The furniture is very worn and coming apart in places. The pleather covering has totally worn off of the banquette in the corner. Yes, it's a dive coffee shop/diner in New York, but maintenance is clearly an issue.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service was rude and dismissive, and only after we had been seated for about 20 minutes were we informed that the health department had just arrived and that we would have to wait another 30 minutes minimum for our food to even begin to be cooked. It's been 15 years since I last dined here, and now i remember why!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fantastic breakfast! Thanks!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

we sat outside and it was the perfect night for it. The grilled chicken in my salad was overcooked as it is sometimes. I have to remember to tell the waiter to make sure they don't overcook the cutlet. Otherwise it's always a good meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very cool concept for a restaurant. Food was good and came out quickly, service was OK. Waited a long time for the check. Overall a good place for a more casual business meal. I've been here before for happy hour and it's a great spot for that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The Coffee Shop has been a go-to spot for well over 10 years. Food is always good. If I need a Ropa Vieja, it' there. The banana cream pie comes and goes; I wish it owuld stay, but there's al;ways a dessert or two that is worth the calories. If there is a problem, it's fixed in no time. Service is always friendly and the people-watching is top-notch. We like to sit outside in good weather and with the addition of heaters, that time is extended a month or two. Good place to meet a friend, have dinner with family, and enjoy the Union square area. Insie, it's not quiet, so be forewarned. There will be no meaningful discussion of world events while dining inside.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This iconic spot for many years continue to deliver consistent food, but non-inventive. Good for friends get together for quick meal. Good food, but not great.
Average food with very slow service if busy and not so attentive by servers, helper. Had to ask for coffee refill numerous times before I finally got one.
Good location for friends to meet and quick get together.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was fantastic! Good outside seating. I would recommend to friends who are looking to dine in the city at a more than reasonable cost.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Well, it was strange. I ordered a toasted bagel and cream cheese with tomato. Normally, it's a toasty warm bagel with cream cheese and tomato on the side. This was a sandwich with lettuce and a salad, which I hadn't ordered. The bagel was soggy and the tomato was mushy. It wasn't what I wanted or expected.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Talk about getting ripped off. They don't tell you that every refill of their watered down ice tea is $4.00 per glass. I had four glasses between 2 people and blew $26.00. Totally horrible feeling. Food is below average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was okay, nothing special. The way the food looks on the plate needs improvement.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Coffee Shop is conveniently located and while the meal was good, it was extremely overpriced and small portions. I wouldn't return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great booth, great food and great service!
Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Because of the service at this establishment, specifically the behavior of the hostessing staff, I will never return to Coffee Shop nor recommend it to any neighborhood friends.

I have worked in the restaurant business before, and understand it can be difficult to handle a demanding crowd. Therefore, when I have heard complaints about the service at Coffee Shop from friends before, I have not taken it too seriously.

However, tonight, (6/25), my friend and I - armed with a reservation - entered a mostly empty restaurant and politely asked to sit outside. Instead, we were greeted by a rude, cold hostess, who chose to be vindictive and rude and not seat us at a fully set, clean table, in order to simply to "prove her point" that reservations don't apply to the outside tables. Instead, we watched her chit chat with the other waiters and staff at the restaurant and roll her eyes at us as we stood, waiting, next to the set, empty, clean table that she eventually "gave us permission" to sit at.

This is the behavior of a 6 year old, not the behavior of a professional. My advice to the owners and manager: hire grownups, or continue to alienate your neighborhood crowd. You have already lost two potential regulars already.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Friendly welcoming staff - pleasant ambiance - good food - good value.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Phenomenal service. Oysters were amazing. Fish is prepared perfectly and extremely fresh. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Was good but Needs to update and keep up w new places. Service could be better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Skip this place; very old decor and food was mediocre

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good time, little pricey

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Subpar food and drinks, host should realize that she is suppose to talk to people and host. She is not a bouncer in a club.

Pass.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great as always. Good food and outside on a nice day in NYC

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2017

The burgers were perfectly cooked (Rare) and delicious. Excellent service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Ben, the maitre d', was welcoming, kind, and congenial. The food is always plentiful and tasty. My one major complaint is the noise level; it's always very high at dinner time, except in the back room. We sat in a small booth and every time the man to my back shifted his weight, the back of my booth shook. These are minor complaints.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Delicious meal wh amazing service. You must check this place out NOW

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Great Brunch Spot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

I like that they offer breakfast all day and the location is super convenient.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The food was delicious but the service was too slow. In addition, the host was quite rude.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Old standby that is simply running out of gas. Service was slow as molasses and the food was merely adequate. That said it was packed as always so maybe just a bad seating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Venue table, food, noise level, service met our expectations. I'd go again with friends or solo.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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