Caffé Bene

Caffé Bene

(Now Closed)
Café, Bakery, and Dessert Shop$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • G
    GSeptember 11
    Cosy place and yummy coffee..
  • Janine B.
    Janine BJune 23
    So much space! A great place to know about in a busy, crowded area!
  • Aditya P.
    My wife "lost" her backpack containing wallet and passport at this fine establishment. The staff "found" it only after a lot of persistence and help from the cops. Avoid like the plague.
  • Karen
    KarenMay 7
    Plenty of seating. The library room is awesome -- I love the feeling while I'm enjoying a hot cup of coffee and a pastry.
  • Deb B.
    Deb BurkeMarch 16
    They messed up all 4 coffee orders and were out of waffles (9am on a Wed). On the plus side, it wasn't crowded!
  • XP
    XPMarch 12
    Terrible service. The wait is excruciating for an espresso. Wouldn't have gone here if Stumptown wasn't closed
  • Rorriz_ D.
    We tried the Mozerilla Sandwich is 10 out of 10
  • Mariana P.
    Nothing. I LOVE caffé Bene company .. this is the first time I go to this location tho (49th street btwn 8av and Broadway) and the service is so bad. Really bad service
  • Ishe R.
    Ishe R.December 3, 2016
    If you are going to attend a show close and it's getting chilly is a great spot to wait. There is also enough space in the back to work or have fun with friends. Great decoration!
  • Alejandra G.
    Alejandra Galindo CureNovember 5, 2016
    Not great!
  • Nadia M.
    Nadia MalikSeptember 18, 2016
    Sub par. The pistachio dipped waffle was what I've been dreaming of. But the Broken waffle machine was inexcusable. Staff was inattentive.
  • Viviana G.
    Viviana GutierrezAugust 5, 2016
    Cupcakes and bread are ok. The "speciality" are waffles but they were not baking them "at this time". Aweful baristas, not a pinch of kindness with customers, I recommend the cupcakes to go.
  • Alina S.
    Alina ShynkarukAugust 4, 2016
    Delicious coffee, cozy atmosphere, books and jazz
  • Tamara Y.
    Tamara YJuly 16, 2016
    The WORST coffee place ever. No restrooms, the lady who took our order was super annoying and making faces. They imitate Starbucks on a lower level. I will never come back.
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FordJune 30, 2016
    Yummy desserts and cute atmosphere
  • Zhenshuo F.
    Zhenshuo FangJune 4, 2016
    10am and they run out of half their menu, no waffles what so ever:(
  • Desiree R.
    Desiree RamirezMay 29, 2016
    2day service was awful, 30 min 4 2 waffles, chai latte & vanilla frap, they gave me the frap 1rst so it melted before they finish 30 min later with my order, I was the only one when they take my order
  • Bruno C.
    Bruno CardosoMay 2, 2016
    Not so good coffee. Not so good wi-fi.
  • Luke
    LukeMay 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The seasonal drinks are fascinating...
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YangApril 18, 2016
    Waffles and gelato are excellent. Do yourself a favor and get chocolate syrup on em. I loved the hazelnut gelato.
  • D C.
    D C🐧March 24, 2016
    It's just a cool looking coffee shop
  • Robin .
    Robin 😎March 15, 2016
    When the Starbucks one block down is packed, this is a great alternative.
  • Oscar S.
    Oscar SdZFebruary 29, 2016
    Very cute seating. Good for readers.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhennerJanuary 20, 2016
    The Back Room
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    .January 7, 2016
    The best waffles in the city 👌🏻
  • Celina M.
    Celina MendozaJanuary 4, 2016
    Waffles are incredibly delicious.
  • Dee D.
    Dee DeeJanuary 3, 2016
    Smores hot chocolate was amazing
  • Sara H.
    Sara HallerDecember 28, 2015
    Really nice vibe, decent coffee, good location
  • Michael L.
    Michael LoDecember 23, 2015
    too many tourists here.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsNovember 13, 2015
    Great meetup spot. Plenty of seating in the back and upstairs.
  • Launica M.
    Launica MamiNovember 3, 2015
    The morning manager is so rude and nasty makes you feel like you don't want to come back.
  • Eli T.
    Eli TaylorNovember 1, 2015
    Spacious. Great space to take a break in Times Square.
  • Kenia M.
    Kenia MaziliOctober 13, 2015
    Waffle w/ mapple syrup + latte!!!
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"October 12, 2015
    Great cafe in Times Square - there is a study in the back for getting work done.
  • M7md
    M7mdOctober 9, 2015
    The place to have cup of coffee in New York
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ColinOctober 6, 2015
    Waffles are delicious.
  • Constantin
    ConstantinSeptember 14, 2015
    Large and cozy interior! There is space for everyone. Nice place to work, but internet sucks! They need upgrade their internal network big time! <1Mbps is way to slow...
  • DR G.
    DR GAugust 18, 2015
    I'm sorry, but I have tried this place twice and I find their coffee undrinkable.
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BakalarJuly 24, 2015
    The food and coffee are terrible, but there aren't many places in midtown with wifi, outlets, and space. If you need a spot to do some work in the area, this is one of your best bets.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttJuly 19, 2015
    Plenty of seating and useful wi-fi if you need to get caffeinated and catch up on work.
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MutiaJuly 6, 2015
    You have to try their White Grape Yogurt Smoothie! I had mine with their carrot cake which was also quite good as well.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HwangJuly 2, 2015
    Tons of electrical outlets and a cozy interior design - very Korean!
  • Marc T.
    Marc ThieleJune 13, 2015
    Good for free wifi and to work a bit. But bad coffee. If you like good coffee don't go.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinJune 8, 2015
    It feels like you're doing work in a library but instead of just books, they also have great snacks.
  • Ana Luiza N.
    Ana Luiza NogueiraJune 3, 2015
    Very good waffles!!!!!! 😋
  • Halil K.
    Halil KaşkavalcıJune 1, 2015
    I always love bene's coffees. Location is quite big near Times Square. You can rest, charge your phone and enjoy great coffee.
  • Joanne M.
    Joanne MoussaMay 31, 2015
    Delicious 😋
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodMay 12, 2015
    Had a great latte here.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GarciaMay 1, 2015
    Surprisingly big for a Time Square cafè. Lots of seating, outlets, and beautiful atmosphere! Food is nothing amazing but it's not exactly horrible either. Open late so great for after hours studying!
  • Elbia S.
    Elbia Silva GannoumApril 20, 2015
    I really love this place
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PageApril 14, 2015
    Plenty of plugs
  • Alain
    AlainMarch 18, 2015
    Totally overrated. Very slow and inefficient staff. Quality of food and drinks even below Starbucks...
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteMarch 13, 2015
    Decent waffles. Minimal bubble tea selection, but what they've got is good.
  • Allermanger
    AllermangerMarch 10, 2015
    Very much like the cafes in Korea, good place to get some stuff done in their wide open place
  • Mohammad A.
    Mohammad Al-absaiMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I adore the atmosphere in this Caffè
  • Minka Monica L.
    Minka Monica LiMarch 2, 2015
    Good place to hang out at during cold winters. I like the book cafe. And it's conveniently next to the Book of Mormon theatre in case you want coffee before the show.
  • Luke Kash Y.
    Luke Kash YunFebruary 22, 2015
    do berieve the hype
  • Randy W.
    Randy WeisFebruary 17, 2015
    Coffees and waffles
  • Jaycob B.
    Jaycob BurnsJanuary 20, 2015
    There's a great upstairs space to meet or work in
  • Ara A.
    Ara AhmadJanuary 19, 2015
    A bit crowded and noisy to my liking. Otherwise, it's a nice and cozy cafe.
  • ℳansour α.
    I tried their cappuccino and...just not for me. They have many bakery options tho. Because of this one location, you may not find a seat (sometimes) although they have a huge seating area.
  • Harry F.
    Harry FloresJanuary 2, 2015
    Made to order waffles and coffee
  • Caitlin H.
    Caitlin HellerDecember 13, 2014
    Delicious iced coffee. Interesting waffle thingy.
  • Carolina R.
    Carolina RevillaDecember 1, 2014
    Mediocre place to have dessert. I ordered a latte and it was just cold milk. The staff was super rude. The gelato waffle was decent.
  • top10
    top10November 28, 2014
    Nice place with cozy setting .. I like there expresso
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SouzaNovember 25, 2014
    Try the delicious afogatto, and the ginger muffin. Nice street view in a very cozy place!
  • Sonja
    SonjaNovember 15, 2014
    Amazing new coffee spot to work / freelance from! free wifi, cozy back room
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeteisisNovember 4, 2014
    The place has a nice and cozy library/reading area. I got the Misugaru, which was very good. Tasted like liquid chocolate granola.
  • Michael d.
    Michael de BoerOctober 6, 2014
    Good food and a nice place
  • Hsiang Y.
    Hsiang YuOctober 2, 2014
    Coffee was ok, location is perfect. Gotta wait a while for the restroom.
  • Ringo
    RingoSeptember 28, 2014
    nice atmosphere in the back. the waffle and coffee weren't that good.
  • Kate A.
    Kate Arkless GraySeptember 23, 2014
    They like their aircon, I'm not such a fan....brrrrr.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChengSeptember 22, 2014
    Baked goods
  • Adam A.
    Adam AveraySeptember 17, 2014
    Only one bathroom and there's always a line
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlySeptember 16, 2014
    A nice reading room/seating area for those lucky enough to get a seat during peak hours.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AveraySeptember 16, 2014
    Here with a laptop? Sit upstairs if you need wifi – the signal won't reach the downstairs library reliably.
  • @mik3cap
    @mik3capSeptember 13, 2014
    A gorgeous spot in Times Square - sit in the book room!
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoAugust 17, 2014
    Get the waffles! Or the shaved ice.
  • Penny S.
    Penny SunAugust 17, 2014
    The worst coffee shop! Terrible service and overpriced! WiFi sucks here! Very difficult connected to WiFi and extremely slow! If you just wanna find a place to sit or study, this place might suit you.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AndersonAugust 16, 2014
    Not for everybody, but the misugaru lattes are definitely worth trying. Sort of a thick sweet nutty coffee alternative.
  • Erica
    EricaAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite place to hang out or have a coffee meeting in the area. A little pricey, but worth it for rental of a comfy work area upstairs.
  • Margaux
    MargauxAugust 14, 2014
    Wifi and electrical outlets. Can't beat it!
  • Richard D.
    Richard DinhAugust 12, 2014
    Roomy and good for meetings
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleAugust 8, 2014
    Surprising respite from the chaos of Times Square. The cozy atmosphere and comforting, sugar glazed crunchy and fluffy waffles will have you settling in peacefully in no time.
  • Taylan A.
    Taylan AkcaJuly 27, 2014
    I recommend Red velvet, for sure...
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LJune 20, 2014
    Misugaru tastes like honey nut Cheerios - yum!!
  • bargainez
    bargainezMay 17, 2014
    It's difficult to resist the sweets while in line.
  • Wennie H.
    Wennie HsiaoApril 30, 2014
    Caramel waffle is awkwardly sticky.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgoApril 25, 2014
    The service here is absolutely terrible. I just wanted to buy my waffles and be on my merry way. Clearly that was too much to ask for. 😒
  • LR Y.
    LR YApril 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You'd get better wifi in a bunker in the middle of Antarctica.
  • Amit B.
    Amit BhatiaApril 20, 2014
    Did not honor foursquare special :( :(
  • Danny C.
    Danny ChiaoApril 19, 2014
    otherwise fantastic, the bubble tea lattes are essentially liquid sugar. ;(
  • Matt T.
    Matt TaylorApril 17, 2014
    Grab a seat at one of the large tables, the smaller ones aren't great for working.
  • Alisha V.
    Alisha VApril 9, 2014
    Chocolate frappe is delicious
  • Leia B.
    Leia BelausApril 8, 2014
    Very cool cafe!
  • Mike R.
    Mike RossiMarch 25, 2014
    Now I just need something cool like a chocolate cigarette
  • Grim R.
    Grim RobertsonMarch 22, 2014
    This place is like being sucked into a black hole. You're pulled in without hope of escape. Awww $hit! #yoe2014 #itisnotcoffeeitisanarcotic
  • B Z.
    B ZeidsMarch 19, 2014
    My new Times Square oasis. Times Square's hottest club is... Caffé Bene. This place has everything, chairs, tables, electrical outlets 👍👍
  • Marta H.
    Marta HausmanMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mojitos 👌
  • Haleigh T.
    Haleigh TutrowMarch 14, 2014
    This place is great! It's definitely not what was expected! The bubble tea was not the best I've had but the coffee's great and they have flavored waffles!
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BrooksFebruary 26, 2014
    Nice environment, decent items, a little pricey, but the staff- terrible customer service! I just saw the cashiers be extremely rude to a foreign man, makes me want to call management!
  • Marie P.
    Marie PorrasFebruary 23, 2014
    Service is poor. The staff is ignorant and unhelpful, borderline rude. The coffee and food are ok. The deco is nice.
  • Ahmad S.
    Ahmad ShujaFebruary 20, 2014
    I've been here only once, and the neat little reading area is my favorite spot - good, non-trashy books to pick up & read. And considering how close it is to Times Square, the place was nice & quiet.
  • Victor G.
    Victor GarciaFebruary 20, 2014
    Waffles? Did somebody say waffles?
  • Sidhu
    SidhuJanuary 25, 2014
    Nice latte! But they microwave their sausages ...
  • Andreas H.
    Andreas HunzikerJanuary 22, 2014
    Huge space and plenty of tables to get some work done. If only the internet would be faster/working.
  • Tara A.
    Tara A.January 17, 2014
    Pretty expensive. Go upstairs to work for better wi-fi.
  • John C.
    John ChunJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice library atmosphere with free wifi and power oulets. Decent food and pastry selections. As far as I remember,,their misugaru latte and belgium waffle was really goooood
  • Mosaed B.
    Mosaed BandarJanuary 3, 2014
    Highly recommendation to visit it
  • Jamil M.
    Jamil ManganDecember 17, 2013
    There is no coffee in the Velvet Latte...but it's still good
  • Pauline D.
    Pauline DolleDecember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is not great for how much it costs, but the ambiance is fantastic. On a weekday afternoon, lots of space to sit and work.
  • Amy C.
    Amy C.November 25, 2013
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere. It's a nice place to take a relaxing break from all the walking
  • Vincent C.
    Vincent C.November 25, 2013
    Try the Red Velvet Latte
  • Malan H.
    Malan HeydeckeNovember 25, 2013
    Nice atmosphere and free wifi, you can't go wrong
  • K
    KNovember 25, 2013
    Great spot for those who are sick of the unprofessionalism of Starbucks, excellent coffee and good location within the Timesquare.
  • Hilary M.
    Hilary MasonNovember 21, 2013
    The wifi password is "benetisq".
  • Ye Z.
    Ye ZhaoNovember 17, 2013
    Checkout the sitting area at the back.
  • Vladimir D.
    Vladimir DodNovember 16, 2013
    Good Cofee ... in New York
  • Vladimir D.
    Vladimir DodNovember 16, 2013
    Good Cofee ...
  • Vladimir D.
    Vladimir DodNovember 16, 2013
    Good Cofee
  • Find a Coffice
    Find a CofficeNovember 10, 2013
    The Upperlevel is great to hang for a little while and do some work (via @JAwesome23) Read more
  • Chet Kevin
    Chet KevinNovember 8, 2013
    Among the worst customer service I've ever experienced in NYC and I was born and raised here. #noexcuse
  • Nick L.
    Nick LeeOctober 24, 2013
    Decent coffee!
  • MEG G.
    MEG Guia DisneyOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place and lovelable people!
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.October 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick a spot, any spot. The hanging bulbs, bookcase, and exposed brick are juxtaposed with the industrial steel decor and location in the middle of Times Square. Wifi, chill people, and available space
  • Oddie M.
    Oddie MoghaluSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Strawberry mojito is so good. You have to try it.
  • Cherry C.
    Cherry CSeptember 28, 2013
    Very "polite" employees -.-
  • Shawn P.
    Shawn PaustianSeptember 22, 2013
    Really nice place with delicious drinks. I'm personally fond of the simple iced tea sweetened.
  • James M.
    James MichaelSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to study.
  • Jimmy R.
    Jimmy RajpootSeptember 7, 2013
    Awesome service, great coffee
  • Cilla .
    Cilla 💜August 25, 2013
    ;) Waffle chocolate is really good!!
  • Sara M.
    Sara MathewAugust 24, 2013
    Must try Misugaru latte
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LiuAugust 9, 2013
    love the blue straws, so pretty!
  • Jws A.
    Jws AlsaudAugust 9, 2013
    BEST COFFEE I've ever had in my life ..
  • Nastia I.
    Nastia IlinaJuly 31, 2013
    Waffle was delicious but incredibly filling for a skinny person. 😍😍😍 masaguru (?) latte was sweet
  • Trice S.
    Trice ShermanJuly 24, 2013
    I can't wait to go back to sit and enjoy a green pistachio waffle
  • Jannie
    JannieJuly 19, 2013
    Waffles in the flavor of your choice and in the summer, you must enjoy their strawberry bingsu - the red bean mixed with strawberry is out of this world!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 15, 2013
    Cooked to order waffles are one of Caffe Bene's signatures
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 15, 2013
    Bypass the espressos and cappuccinos for misugaru, a multigrain blend that tastes distinctly of barley but also contains black beans, sesame seeds and brown and black rices.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 15, 2013
    Imported from Korea, this cafe's organic vibe provides a great escape from Times Square, although it is a bit pricey. Read more
  • N H.
    N HJuly 13, 2013
    Great coffee, leaves Starbucks for dead . Pretty good Mojitos too ;)
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SansoneJuly 12, 2013
    The baristas were extremely rude and would not accept the FourSquare deal, arbitrarily making up that the special starts at 2pm when I tried ordering at 1:30pm. Won't be giving them business.
  • vivienne a.
    vivienne au-yangJuly 12, 2013
    Bug place with great decor! Wifi password on the chalkboard above the service station. Decent coffee.
  • Julie C.
    Julie CarterJuly 9, 2013
    So rude! Was excited to use my check-in special and the employees just stared at me. My friend wanted gluten-free options and they rudely told him they didn't have anything. Prob won't be back.
  • Jules Y
    Jules YJuly 8, 2013
    Strawberry Cream Cheese Waffle.
  • Isa G.
    Isa GJune 29, 2013
    Overpriced, as usual for the area. On the other hand, ample seating, a book cafe area in the back and open fairly late.
  • Jacky C.
    Jacky CJune 27, 2013
    Probably the only place I like near Times Square. Feels more like a library than a coffee shop.
  • Greg W.
    Greg Wong 🎯June 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wifi pw: benetisq
  • Myrtille B.
    Myrtille BouletJune 11, 2013
    Good decor but low quality food
  • Baly
    BalyJune 9, 2013
    Outlets, tables, ice water canteen, affogatos.
  • Pete D.
    Pete D.June 8, 2013
    The banana walnut honey bread was insanely good. It was not drowned in syrup. Just perfect.
  • Anthony G.
    Get their gelato. Really good.
  • Deleted D.
    Deleted DeletedJune 6, 2013
    Great coffee and good vibe
  • Pekka P.
    Pekka PuhakkaJune 6, 2013
    Great Latte! Try this if you want to try something else than Starbucs.
  • Sean L.
    Sean LiMay 29, 2013
    I don't know how it's possible to resist the waffles....
  • Anne D.
    Anne DoanMay 27, 2013
    Spacious cafe, free wifi, yummy but pricey drinks
  • SJac
    SJacMay 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Mango mojito is delicious! Take advantage of the 50% off
  • Jim D.
    Jim De VicoMay 18, 2013
    Black and white waffle is fantastic
  • Jessica
    JessicaMay 16, 2013
    Omg macarons!
  • PurePure G.
    PurePure GumdropMay 9, 2013
    #Yam #Yum #Yum
  • Jane K.
    Jane KimApril 29, 2013
    Workers need to pay attention to serving customers instead of just chilling.
  • Fery L.
    Fery LegasApril 27, 2013
    Ask for the Goat Cheese & Peach Compote with bacon! It's awesome!!
  • Chanel B.
    Chanel BrownApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I feel like I am back in Korea again... A true cafe :) come here!
  • carolina v.
    carolina vargasApril 12, 2013
    I was delight with my visit in here.! You SHOLUD try the strawberry whipped cream waffles they are the best. Be sure you re getting the Fresh ones. Also the moka its awesome.
  • Maria B.
    Maria BorodinaMarch 30, 2013
    One of the few places near 49th street where you can get a cup of decent espresso
  • Wendy M.
    Wendy M.March 30, 2013
    Caramel Latte Macchiato & Caramel Almond Waffle. Yum!
  • Find a Coffice
    Find a CofficeMarch 22, 2013
    Free WiFi and plenty of power outlets for all your gadgets. Get some coffee (and maybe a waffle) and get to work! Read more
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsMarch 19, 2013
    Tasty macarons :)
  • Miriam B.
    Miriam BurgosMarch 17, 2013
    Betsy!! she is the best. she is very nice and she has a great mood!. she is the best of bene!!
  • Yousef G.
    Yousef GoefukMarch 15, 2013
    No WiFi today. Weak.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™March 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm a big fan of Korean style cafes because I like the decorations and some of the Korean desserts (misugaru latte!). The coffee and wifi here is also much better than Starbucks.
  • Adrienne C.
    Adrienne CFebruary 25, 2013
    Red velvet latte is ridiculously tasty - I believe it is topped with crunchy pieces of the red velvet liege waffle, which brings me to my next point: there is an an astounding selection of waffles!
  • Richard F.
    Richard FrancisFebruary 18, 2013
    Book caffe in the back is a wonderful rest place to enjoy great coffee, good pastries, wide reading selection this is definitely not Starbucks!
  • Nigel H.
    Nigel HuckleFebruary 18, 2013
    "Red Velvet Latte"... You can't call something a latte if there's no espresso in it.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FishellFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Baristas have attitude. Tell you one thing then call you a liar when you call them on it. Great coffee if you can put up with the attitude.
  • Jenn A.
    Jenn AndrewsFebruary 17, 2013
    Get a table in the back room of the caffe. Better lighting and cozier ambiance than the scene upstairs.
  • Kunal P.
    Kunal PatelFebruary 17, 2013
    2 words. Misaguru Latte.
  • Bianca M.
    Bianca MachadoFebruary 15, 2013
    The Toffee Hot Chocolate is delicious!
  • Chris
    ChrisFebruary 9, 2013
    Only place I've found in Times Square to sit and have a moment of peace. The coffee and baked goods are all above average quality for New York City.
  • Martina W.
    Martina WellikFebruary 7, 2013
    Awesome waffles
  • Jerry H.
    Jerry HongJanuary 29, 2013
    Get the red velvet latte and waffles!
  • Tatiana K.
    Tatiana KennedyJanuary 28, 2013
    Cool reading area, open concept, good vibe, mighty leaf tea
  • Julia S.
    Julia ScariotJanuary 27, 2013
    Loved it! You should get anything in the menu. Everything is delicious. Starbucks no more :)
  • Malek B.
    Malek BsatJanuary 26, 2013
    Tourist trap! Horrible coffee, but there's free wifi and it stays open until 2 am
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 30, 2012
    Had the nastiest cashier! He told us there were no waffles! How could there be no waffles ? Everyone else was getting waffles!! Boo.
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle SchenerleinDecember 30, 2012
    Red velvet latte is amazing!
  • Maryann
    MaryannDecember 9, 2012
    I always used to go for their misugaru shake but I've never experienced such horrible staff service. Out of the 6 times I went this summer, they screwed up 4x. Haven't stepped inside since.
  • Chenyu
    ChenyuDecember 6, 2012
    I love their book store , music and environment - like an Asian hipster place as an alternative to Starbucks in midtown
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.December 4, 2012
    The espresso here is watery and flavorless. Prepare for disappointment.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MirDecember 1, 2012
    Iced tea lemonade should be called iced tea lemon juice. When I asked for simple syrup I was pointed toward the powder sugar. No.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HwangNovember 23, 2012
    They have TONS of electrical outlets here!!!!! Almost two for every table!!
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VelezNovember 10, 2012
    The staff improved from the last time I've been there. Get anything Misugaru! Latte and the frappe tastes amazing.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelOctober 29, 2012
    Sit in the library in the back and regale other academics with your thoughts on the most recent episode of "Downton Abbey"
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WilsonOctober 27, 2012
    Try the dark walnut waffle with a Spanish latte. AMAZING.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelOctober 21, 2012
    Sit in the back. It's like a library.
  • Royce R.
    Royce ROctober 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Service not the best but has free wifi and lots of room to work.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KimOctober 13, 2012
    Typical Korean business... Take money, don't care about customers, and will be closed within 2 years.
  • Bruna R.
    Bruna ROctober 5, 2012
    Beautiful place, good bakery goods. Service meh
  • Ricardo T.
    Ricardo TorresOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Seems that they have only one person trained on how to make espresso and they are rarely around. Love the Misugaru latte and waffle with goat cheese so that's a plus
  • Annie C.
    Annie ChoSeptember 23, 2012
    Nice looking place. Horrible service. Slow. Overpriced.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KimSeptember 16, 2012
    What a bunch of money monger DBs here... No sense of customer service, no class.
  • Kyungwon K.
    Kyungwon KimSeptember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of the roaches!
  • Soyul Bia K.
    Soyul Bia KimAugust 30, 2012
    I always love the atmosphere here--though their cranberry almond misutgaru frappe tasted terrible... I'm assuming the baristas aren't that experienced. The cafe's fairly new anyway.
  • Tyler J.
    Tyler JakesAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the line. I never say this, but the ridiculous waits make Starbucks a better choice
  • ReALTO
    ReALTOAugust 22, 2012
    "The iced americano ($2.25) is incredibly strong without tasting burned. The maple leaf latte ($4.35) is sweet without being sickeningly so, and if you get the right barista they will even draw..." Read more
  • Raja H.
    Raja HAugust 19, 2012
    Unbelievably ghetto staff. Awful food. Unfortunate, Times Sq location that doubles as a rest stop for tourists. At the very least, the interior isn't too bad. Free wifi
  • LR Y.
    LR YAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A great place to go if you're having an existential crisis, since the verdict will probably be... No, you don't exist.
  • ReALTO
    ReALTOJuly 17, 2012
    Great review of Caffe Bene:
  • LR Y.
    LR YJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Say a prayer if you need wifi in the library area.
  • Brian N.
    Brian NewmanJuly 8, 2012
    Absolutely the worst customer service of any coffee shop in America. Great coffe, but you've never seen so many staff do so little, so slowly. Manager must be the biggest a hole on the planet.
  • Times Square NYC
    Times Square NYCJuly 2, 2012
    So many snacks and beverages to choose from! One of our favorite places to grab coffee in the morning!
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MeyerJune 17, 2012
    Coffee sucks, waffles small and over priced. Staff in la la land...
  • Martin S.
    Martin SlusarzJune 13, 2012
    This place is great. Wifi is light speed and you can work here - tables and lots of them. Starbucks beware!
  • LR Y.
    LR YMay 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    YOU get a forgotten order! And YOU get a forgotten order! Everyone gets a forgotten order!
  • Yousef G.
    Yousef GoefukMay 25, 2012
    Waffles are good, but a little small. They are packed to go, which is nice. Staff is friendly but they want you to order quickly.
  • Soo Jung L.
    Soo Jung LeeMay 25, 2012
    Need to update their specials What's listed here is not offered
  • Kittenmasks
    KittenmasksMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to count your change. I've been short changed here twice.
  • eFlirt Expert
    eFlirt ExpertApril 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Library chic! You'll be surrounded by books w/ some industrial design touches, but enjoy the comforts of coffee shop indulgences.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TartakoffApril 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Line was too long so I left
  • MRCOOL. ..
    MRCOOL. .April 17, 2012
    Free size upgrade with foursquare checkin~^^
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SApril 17, 2012
    There are like 17 baristas, each more unhelpful than the last. Baked goods are underwhelming.
  • Stavros P.
    Stavros ProdromouApril 15, 2012
    Pretty good cappucino
  • Ruthie B.
    Ruthie BakerApril 14, 2012
    Strawberry waffles. With Yogurt! Yummy!
  • Marc F.
    Marc FloresApril 14, 2012
    Wifi password benetisq
  • Frank G.
    Frank GarridoApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Service improved A LOT!!
  • The Maharlikans
    The MaharlikansApril 13, 2012
    Waffles are amazing! Kinda worth the price. Chewy, sweet, warm and amaze!
  • Colin
    ColinApril 12, 2012
    Order medium tea. Ask for "free upgrade check-in special". Receive a large. Finish drinking. Go back and ask for more hot water. Unlimited T
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelMarch 31, 2012
    Be sure to check in on Foursquare to redeem the deal
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BlackmanMarch 25, 2012
    Great cafe, free private cafe wifi, convenient power along the counters! Luv it! Oh, and coffee's good too ..;-)
  • Hanna
    HannaMarch 25, 2012
    Try the Misugaru latte, iced or hot!
  • Dongseok Danny K.
    Dongseok Danny KimMarch 25, 2012
    Wow! You must try Misugaru Latte. It's amazing! :)
  • Rodrigo G.
    Great capuccinos!
  • Lucia L.
    Lucia LMarch 23, 2012
    Great library in the back with amazing books
  • KellieKels C.
    KellieKels CarreñoMarch 17, 2012
    Great Fraps!
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TanMarch 17, 2012
    Beautiful cosy study area/library at the back, lots of plugpoints too for charging laptops and phones!
  • Cihan Y.
    Cihan YılmazMarch 12, 2012
    Delicious coffee and bakery. Must stop by. Also free and fast wi-fi.
  • Joyce K.
    Joyce KimsingtonMarch 10, 2012
    You can study at the long tables (they have WiFi) or read a book/mag they have on the shelves!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BogartMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have dough donuts here!
  • Kathleen R.
    Kathleen RohMarch 7, 2012
    Horrible service. I expected the same level of service that I got when I had the caffe Bene experience in Korea. I don't see this lasting long if the level of service doesnt improve.
  • Traci R.
    Traci RedmondMarch 5, 2012
    Best decaf soy latte in the area!
  • Mario P.
    Mario PMarch 4, 2012
    Don't order the pecan pie: small piece for the price and it was served to me in crumbles not as a whole piece.
  • Lulu C.
    Lulu ChengMarch 1, 2012 doughnut from Dough
  • Lulu C.
    Lulu ChengMarch 1, 2012
    Misugaru latte + ricotta, almond & fig jam waffle + blood
  • Charles C.
    Charles ClarkeFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have never seen so many people achieve so little. Definitly no express in this expresso...
  • Alan W.
    Alan WongFebruary 21, 2012
    There is like $6 worth of goat cheese in the goat cheese and peach waffle, now that's value.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KimFebruary 17, 2012
    This place is terrible. Avoid. Poor service, dry sandwiches, and given a salad with no fork because they ran out... And no option to return the salad.
  • LR Y.
    LR YFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The check-in upgrade is a total lie!
  • Rachael G.
    Rachael GulliverFebruary 12, 2012
    Tip for the staff. If your till system goes down tell the customers waiting in line what's going on instead of standing there doing nothing
  • Ahyoung K.
    Ahyoung KimFebruary 10, 2012
    My favorite place in Times Square!!!!
  • Flynn J.
    Flynn JonesFebruary 8, 2012
    Somebody should hack the system and spell the name properly. My tip is that you be the one to do it.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BloomFebruary 4, 2012
    A Korean company, their first location in the US! Amazing!
  • Scott B.
    Scott BloomFebruary 4, 2012
    Best chocolate gelato, best cappuccino, and the waffle with egg salad is unbelievable!
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListFebruary 4, 2012
    Coffee break: This South Korean coffee chain has opened a massive location in Midtown. Pastries, gelato, smoothies, sandwiches and waffles are all on offer. Read more
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DylanFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This cafe is so much better than Starbucks!!! I will never go to starbucks again! Better food, desserts, teas, and the coffee!! Plus bacon waffles!! Need I say MORE!!
  • Raffaele C.
    Raffaele CiproFebruary 3, 2012
    I love this place. A cafe' in Europe was a place for discourse and ideas. Great arts and cultures were created in cafes...
  • AMACOM Books
    AMACOM BooksFebruary 2, 2012
    Need something to read ? Check out the Book Cafe in the back. Loads of books in a variety of genres.
  • Yiwen G.
    Yiwen GaoFebruary 1, 2012
    Olive oil gelato
  • Colin
    ColinJanuary 31, 2012
    You can get Dough donuts here, so forget going out to Brooklyn. Book cafe in the back! The Living Wild picture book makes for good conversation :-)
  • Jhoana O.
    Jhoana OJanuary 28, 2012
    Dark Aztec hot chocolate is good. Still working out the kinks in customer service but nice space.
  • Edison J.
    Delícia de café. Agradável
  • Amani A.
    Amani AlBijadiJune 26, 2016
    مقهى الكتب 😍👌🏼 خذ كوب قهوة و استمتع بالقراءة ❤️❤️
  • Ricardo A.
    Ricardo A.S.November 23, 2015
    Vengo desde México por un waffle con pistache y no había 😢.!!!!
  • Stéphane P.
    Stéphane PERROUELLESeptember 14, 2015
    Excellent endroit pour déjeuner. Beaucoup de choix de pâtisserie et ambiance sympa. Bien supérieur au Starbucks qui est deux pas
  • Philippe L.
    Philippe LemieuxAugust 24, 2015
    Belle ambiance relax tout près de Time square très bon Expresso et latte. Serve aussi du roïbois ! Profiter du coin lecture au fond !
  • Sebastian C.
    Sebastian CastroFebruary 4, 2015
    Me gusto mas que los Starbucks pero es del mismo estilo
  • Rebeca
    RebecaDecember 23, 2014
    Wifi: benetisq
  • Berenice F.
    Berenice FazaNovember 12, 2014
    Misaguro latte delicia
  • Júlio S.
    Júlio SNovember 7, 2014
    Lugar aconchegante, para tomar algo quente ou matar a fome.
  • Márcio Guilhermy (.
    excelente lugar
  • Min Jung P.
    Min Jung ParkAugust 23, 2014
    Worst bingsu experience of my life 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱
  • Gillian D.
    Gillian DevereauxMarch 22, 2014
    Translation오 오 나! 이 이곳은 훌륭합니다. 놀라운. 우리 다시와 야 한다. 우리의 택시는 여기에. 라 구 아디 아로! #koreanbeatsjapaneeseeverytime #korean #model #actress #coffee #yoe2014
  • Karat
    KaratJanuary 27, 2014
    Уютно. Есть Wifi
  • Victor F.
    Victor Fernandez LunaSeptember 14, 2013
    El oreo creme frappe genial! Y si lo acompañas con un gofre black & white awesome!!
  • Erika P.
    Erika PapstSeptember 5, 2013
    Os atendentes são muito gentis. Diandra muito simpática e bem o tiramussu é maravilhoso
  • Luciana A.
    Luciana AngelAugust 18, 2013
    Oi,tudo de bom!
  • Miriam B.
    Miriam BurgosMarch 17, 2013
    Excelente caramel macchiato!!' Puedes compartirlo en una gran mesa o disfrutarlo mientras navegas en internet!!
  • Miriam B.
    Miriam BurgosMarch 17, 2013
    Hablan en español!!, los chicos tienen un excelente trato!, puedes desayunar sentado, algo muy difícil en un starbucks en NY, y leer un libro!, cuentan con una biblioteca!.
  • Brandn K.
    Brandn KangOctober 7, 2012
    미수가루 종류가 두가지있습니다. 라떼와 프라페 많은홍보를 하는데 좀더 친절 했스면 합니다. (뉴욕스타일인가...)
  • Clara C.
    El cafe sabe a cafe!!! Siiii!!!
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