Cafe Pick Me Up

Cafe Pick Me Up

(Now Closed)
Restaurant, Café, and Coffee Shop · East Village
145 Avenue A (at E 9th St.), New York, NY 10009, United States
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Speak-easy, neighborhood café in the East Village (across Tompkins Square Park). We offer a full menu -- breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beer & Wine & Happy hour!

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    "Relaxing and peaceful place to work and chill out"(27 Tips)
    Andrea P.
    "Decent place for wifi and cheap eats but the wait staff is horrible."(5 Tips)
    Honghui Y.
    "Nice sidewalk cafe right across from Tompkins Square Park."(3 Tips)
    Hoyin T.
    "A great place to study, read or just people watch."(4 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • breakfast food
  • tea
  • free Wifi
  • sandwiches
  • people watching
  • bagels
  • desserts
  • chai
  • espresso drinks
  • wine
  • great value
  • casual
  • white chocolate mousse
  • eggs
  • brunch food
  • gnocchi
  • cozy
  • chicken fingers
  • pasta
  • Collette S.

    Good, cozy spot with reasonable prices. Great place to catch up with a friend. Paninis are pretty tasty

    Collette S · June 21
  • Angela C.

    I love the fries!

    Angela Covacs · June 19
  • Mish and Rob

    Underwhelming iced tea, surly staff and iffy wifi are rescued by a great location (opposite Tompkins Square Park), plenty of seats, and the world's best brownie.

    Mish and Rob · May 17
  • Mish and Rob

    Underwhelming iced tea, surly staff and iffy wifi are saved by a great location (opposite Tompkins Square Park), plenty of seats, and the world's best brownie.

    Mish and Rob · May 16
  • Danielle H.

    My favorite writing spot. Whether you're looking for tea, wine, juice or coffee, they've got a wide selection. Also good for a low-key breakfast - the egg sandwich is the best around.

    Danielle Hayner · April 13
  • Oleg

    This place has a good selection of teas and the prices are very reasonable. And these guys are really friendly

    Oleg · April 1
  • Justin L.

    Come for the moody atmosphere, stay for the coffee.

    Justin Livingston · February 15
  • Mo F.

    Their wifi is now free, guys. I think this is a good place to study, but it is rather dark, so not the best for reading.

    Mo F · November 22, 2014
  • Cody-Ann .

    All day breakfast option on the menu. Cocktails good selection of fruit and vegetable juices. Pasta, pastries yum yum yum.

    Cody-Ann 👑💫 · November 13, 2014
  • Kylie J.

    Quirky decor. Kind of average food.

    Kylie Jay · October 1, 2014
  • Ben M.

    Food is a bit hit and miss. French Toast with Fruit was pretty good and great value.

    Ben Mackey · September 2, 2014
  • Andrew F.

    Awesome late night spot to get some work done and people watch at the same time

    Andrew Furman · August 18, 2014
  • Honghui Y.

    Nice sidewalk cafe right across from Tompkins Square Park. Good for spending an afternoon reading or catching up with friends, but don't expect any spectacular food or drinks.

    Honghui Yu · August 10, 2014
  • Andrea P.

    Decent place for wifi and cheap eats but the wait staff is horrible. They act like they hate you and they hate their lives.

    Andrea Paul · August 9, 2014
  • Adam D.

    Be warned if you plan to come here to get work done, the wifi is consistently and notoriously slow and unstable. That problem aside, it's a great daytime working atmosphere.

    Adam D. · April 28, 2014
  • Kyle P.

    Shitty tiramisu

    Kyle Petrovich · April 28, 2014
  • PE C.

    Not the friendliest staff in New York, but they're decently priced and yes, wifi is free

    PE Coisne · April 17, 2014
  • Lindsey N.

    Super-homey; a quaint nook for a solo breakfast or couple-sized. Friendly, attentive staff will find you a seat when it gets full. Unique menu options and free wifi. Push bathroom door hard to open ;)

    Lindsey Nagy · March 30, 2014
  • I K.

    Wifi password is pick1me2up3

    I K · February 28, 2014
  • Kim K.

    Hi, Wifi is for free here. Great place for dining & relaxing too!

    Kim Kooren · December 8, 2013
  • Hoyin T.

    Charming & rustic interiors. A great place to study, read or just people watch.

    Hoyin Tong · November 9, 2013
  • Kevin M.

    An old wise man on a scooter explains how sketchy the East village was 20 years ago as everyone in the cafe stops what they are doing to listen.

    Kevin M · October 30, 2013
  • Jaclyn C.

    Pretty slow service but I almost prefer that to speedy service then glaring servers when you're sitting down doing work and taking up a table for more than 15 minutes.

    Jaclyn Carey · October 4, 2013
  • Matt M.

    Make sure to try an everything bagel with salmon dill cream cheese

    Matt McClary · August 20, 2013
  • Christine C.

    Cool atmosphere. Service EXTREMELY slow!

    Christine Candino · August 7, 2013
  • Sarah L.

    The iced coffee is great.

    Sarah Lynch · July 28, 2013
  • Vegan E.

    Try the vegan scramble! Opens at 8am with tofu scramble .. nice !

    Vegan Everywhere · June 8, 2013
  • Alvaro C.

    Great apple pie

    Alvaro Castillo · June 3, 2013
  • Jack B.

    Awesome music. Great place to read and people watch. Affordable dinner and fresh juice are a plus

    Jack Becsey · May 11, 2013
  • Felipe L.

    One of the best coffee of the East Village + delicious pasta!

    Felipe Lewis · May 5, 2013
  • Steven K.

    make sure you bring your hippest things.. a hip, hippy joint

    Steven Klurfeld · April 21, 2013
  • Brita J.

    Solid variety of baked goods...the New York Cheesecake is as good as the music selection which is to say, quite good! Try the Harney and Sons Early Grey.

    Brita James · March 19, 2013
  • Hannah J.

    Best breakfast sandwiches in the East Village - add a bagel for $1 too...

    Hannah Johnson · March 17, 2013
  • Jean M.

    Be prepared for slow service, but it's worth it and they don't hustle you out of your table. Solid coffee, good food.

    Jean McCarthy · March 9, 2013
  • KT G.

    Best place in the Village to write. Great pasta and try the white chocolate mousse cake!

    KT Gómez · March 9, 2013
  • Luisa

    Inexpensive delicious food, excellent coffee and free wifi. Relaxing and peaceful place to work and chill out

    Luisa · March 6, 2013
  • Liane G.

    Be prepared to freeze your butt off in the bathroom. Nice place though.

    Liane Graham · February 21, 2013
  • KT G.

    My favorite place in the EV. Great service and delicious loose pots of teas. I recommend the Masala.

    KT Gómez · February 21, 2013
  • Julia S.

    Gooood! The service is not so good but free wifi is nice and I love studying here!!!

    Julia Silveira · February 20, 2013
  • Liane G.

    Don't get the cheesecake. You're welcome.

    Liane Graham · February 14, 2013
  • Chelsea V.

    Great atmosphere, great loose leaf tea, but they charge for wifi and the bathroom situation is a bit weird. Love the booths in the back or sitting outside in the summertime.

    Chelsea Vance · December 28, 2012
  • Soundarya C.

    Get the freshly squeezed juice

    Soundarya Chandar · December 21, 2012
  • Peri

    They must have changed their policy - wifi is free now!

    Peri · December 13, 2012
  • Jean M.

    They don't charge for wifi if you spend $5 or more. :)

    Jean McCarthy · December 7, 2012
  • Jessica

    I'm pretty sure WiFi is free now!

    Jessica · November 3, 2012
  • Gman

    Poor quality cafe au lait (at least to take away)

    Gman · September 15, 2012
  • Mirella C.

    Free wifi. Awesome music and atmosphere. Food is inexpensive and yummy.

    Mirella Crespi · September 9, 2012
  • Kelly E.

    They have free wifi now.

    Kelly Eidson · September 1, 2012
  • Mario K.

    Delicious, unforgettable, fantastic atmosphere, great people watching.

    Mario Karmody · August 2, 2012
  • Emmett B.

    They charge for wifi

    Emmett Butler · April 28, 2012

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