Gotham City Restaurant Group

Coffee Shop

29 Union Sq W (at E 16th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Open until 5:00 AM, reopens later (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Midnight–5:00 AM
    • 6:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes We're open 23 hours.


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  • breakfast food
  • pao de queijo
  • herb fries
  • french fries
  • burgers
  • seafood
  • sandwiches
  • mojitos
  • coffee
  • good for a late night
  • caipirinhas
  • salads
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for groups
  • brunch cocktails
  • vegetarian food
  • happy hour
  • lively
  • casual
  • mac & cheese
  • How To Make It In America

    More deals made per square foot than anywhere else south of 34th Street. Where nigthlife spends the day, if it wakes up before dusk. Juice bar strongly recommended for hair of the dog. [BlackBook] Read more

    How To Make It In America · February 5, 2010
  • Village Voice

    The Village Voice voted this Best Bar for Modelizers in our Best Of New York Poll!

    Village Voice · November 4, 2010
  • Nina Y.

    1. Put away your pride for an hour (staff consists mostly of models);2. Order the herb fries.

    Nina Yiamsamatha · November 14, 2010
  • @annaobrien

    FYI - The Coffee Shop has great food, but is haunted by some of the rudest hostesses ever. You've been warned!

    @annaobrien · June 6, 2010
  • Rex S.

    They're aspiring models, not real models, so yeah, you probably have a chance.

    Rex Sorgatz · November 27, 2011
  • Benjamin P.

    Java spot for founder and VC types.

    Benjamin Popper · August 16, 2011
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Great Burgers and delicious fries

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · April 7, 2011
  • Sonar ..

    Whether you're sitting outside or inside, you'll enjoy the scenery. It's become a meet market - which is never a bad thing. Read more

    Sonar .me · July 19, 2011
  • Charlie O.

    Pitch your startup to First Round Capital here. They're right across the street.

    Charlie O'Donnell · March 3, 2011
  • Renee R.

    Stop by for brunch .. The cafe is open .. Perfect for people watching !!

    Renee Rein · February 20, 2010
  • Daniel V.

    Bring your appetite and patience. The food is good, the eye candy better - but the service is always crap

    Daniel Vega · May 15, 2010
  • Village Voice

    Yes, it's actually a restaurant, and surprise, their specialty is authentic Brazilian! Get the shrimp baiano, a shrimp stew from Bahia, that comes with kale, fried plantains and plenty of white rice.

    Village Voice · May 6, 2013
  • Florent P.

    Get yourself a booth between 8:15 and 9:30 AM and try to gather pieces of discussions from Silicon Alley shrewdest investors and innovators...

    Florent Peyre · January 29, 2011
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Awesome greek salad and anything from the brunch menu! Also known for their drinks and bar!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · June 29, 2011
  • Victor M.

    Phone Battery Dead? Check out the Solar Battery Docking Station for your mobile phone on Union Square West btwn 14th & 15th Streets!

    Victor Medina-San Andrés · June 19, 2010
  • jon a.

    I think eveyone who works here is a model

    jon accarrino · February 18, 2010

    The lounge downstairs is pretty dope. Very chill on the weekends

    NYCLOUT.COM · March 22, 2011
  • R H.

    Model service?

    R Hoffmann · March 26, 2010
  • Mike W.

    Decent food, crap service, pretty people.

    Mike White · November 25, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    We have a soft spot for this chill (and still chic) joint. Their Jazzy Brunch is fun (try the English Grill) and the tuna over greens is a favorite.

    The Corcoran Group · October 14, 2011
  • Ellie R.

    Breakfast or not, the California Wrap is the way to go!

    Ellie Rountree · January 21, 2011
  • Renee R.

    The cafe is open on this sunny day come out for lunch alfresco

    Renee Rein · March 2, 2010
  • Thomas L.

    Wow, it's where I want to go.

    Thomas L · March 17, 2009
  • ℰℓⓔn℁ ✓.

    Is quite loud and vibrant and it is a fun place to eat. I ❤️ their Eggs Denedict, the Pancakes. the Waffles, the Grilled Cheese Sandwich, the Hangover Sandwich and the amazing Herb Fries. Just go!

    ℰℓⓔn℁ ✓ · 1 week ago
  • Jennifer B.

    I think this place is staffed with nothing but models!

    Jennifer Barfield · September 26, 2010
  • Arsalan

    Great burger

    Arsalan · April 11, 2010
  • michael k.

    pao de queijo are addictive

    michael kantrow · June 28, 2009
  • Terence A.

    go here a rethink your sordid life!!

    Terence Adams · April 22, 2009
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Also a Brazilian restaurant

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 20, 2014
  • Fred W.

    i will never go to this place again. i used to go ~3 times per week for breakfast. Bad service, uncomfortable seating, and ultimately a nasty hostess refusing to seat me has led to a permanent boycott

    Fred Wilson · July 1, 2012
  • Erica

    It would help tremendously if the service here was better! Above average food, less than wonderful service.

    Erica · April 24, 2011
  • Benjamin H.


    Benjamin Harlow · March 5, 2010
  • Max M.

    cute waitresses

    Max Machado · January 19, 2014
  • Noel P.

    I come here when I'm sad and hungry at 1am and want to get drunk and eat plantains and they don't judge me. 10/10

    Noel Purcell · July 23, 2013
  • Meghan Kathleen

    Here's the thing, the food here isn't really anything to write home about (except the Truffle Fries, duh), but it's a fun place to sip a cocktail and be seen.

    Meghan Kathleen · January 21, 2013
  • Karina

    Everything's good. But what a burger!

    Karina · April 15, 2012
  • Nathaniel M.

    Be aware that there is typically a tip included in your bill.

    Nathaniel McNamara · November 5, 2011
  • Roger E.

    If you want to hang with the NY technorati, this is the place to do it... (via Scoville) Read more

    Roger Ehrenberg · May 16, 2011
  • Dave B.

    Hoegaarden to start. Gets ya going like Luther Vandros.

    Dave Brown · October 31, 2010
  • arooz

    Reaaaaally good fries. REALLY good.

    arooz · June 5, 2010
  • Brenna D.

    Horrible service. Forgotten orders and passive aggressive drink slams for ordering water. Only thing that keeps me coming back is the Sesame Chicken Salad.

    Brenna Duff · April 16, 2010
  • Jacob C.

    Omfg have to try the apple n rum cider. Perfect winter drink.

    Jacob Cass · January 31, 2010
  • Nick C.

    Beware no chicken tenders!!

    Nick Cruz · February 23, 2014
  • Devonta

    Had the Quesadilla and a Caipirinha to drink. Nice after work, late night chill spot.

    Devonta · June 27, 2013
  • laura h.

    calling all brazilians.. #funfact: they have pão de queijo here!

    laura horak · April 19, 2013
  • Peter C.

    They have live Brazilian acoustic music at their weekend brunches!

    Peter Crysdale · January 27, 2013
  • Michael K.

    If you start early you can come here 7 Times in one day

    Michael Kogon · May 25, 2012
  • Louis F.

    Food was decent. The place is a mess and sticky. Servers are dumb as a box of hair.

    Louis Filosa · May 20, 2012
  • Cheryl Y.

    This is your quintessential startup coffee shop. Didn't realize the cuisine's Brazilian here. I like it better for breakfast & coffee meetings than dinner.

    Cheryl Yeoh · April 14, 2012
  • Erika Leigh B. N.

    The waitstaff here is terrible, but the food is good, it's fabulous for celeb spotting and people watching and tons of movies and TV shows have filmed here!


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