Gotham City Restaurant Group

Coffee Shop

Brazilian Restaurant and Diner$$$$
Union Square, New York
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  • The experts at Village Voice and The Corcoran Group recommend this place
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  • Lara Z.
    "Or my favorite, pao de queijo (Brazillian cheese bread)."(11 Tips)
    Elyse E.
    "Turkey croissant with herbed fries is on point."(9 Tips)
    Kaira C.
    "The caipirinha was amazing and the food was fantastic."(8 Tips)
    Anechka M.
    "Brazilian diner with the best avocado toast I've had so far!"(3 Tips)
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  • @BaltimoreTom
    @BaltimoreTomMay 27, 2014
    Contrary to the the other tips I thought the service was pretty good. The burger was amazing and the fries are to die for. I don't know what spices they use but I couldn't believe how tasty they were.
  • Lori B.
    Lori BerenbergAugust 18, 2014
    The grilled cheese goes great with tomatoes and avocado (it has American and Gouda in it!). The eggs Benedict/florentine are also a staple. The hangover sandwich is great (even without the bacon)
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 6, 2013
    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.
  • Liva
    LivaFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My go-to place on Union Square. I like their huevo rancheros and the salmon eggs Benedict the most for brunch. Come for cocktail hour and order the coconut shrimps. DON'T get the Mac and Cheese
  • Alex K.
    Alex KeslingAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everyone will tell you that Coffee Shop is a solid choice for an evening cocktail or a laid back brunch... What they don't say is that this place cures hangovers. The hangover sandwich is perfect.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Turkey croissant with herbed fries is on point. California wrap with scrambled eggs and avo served all day is a staple. Staff isn't the most attentive but you came to sit outside so who cares.
  • Paige C.
    Paige COctober 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best French toast and bacon ever! Delicious coffee, friendly staff and a great menu! A definite top choice for brunch, always.
  • Gotham City Restaurant Group
    Let your server or bartender know that you've unlocked the special on a SAPPHIRE Collins cocktail for $11, featuring BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin, and join us in celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival!
  • Anechka M.
    Anechka M.March 28
    Brazilian diner with the best avocado toast I've had so far! Add poached egg on top of it and spicy all that with Mimoza drink.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedySeptember 25, 2016
    The huevos rancheros are tasty but you'll definitely want some herbed fries to sop up the salsa verde. Phenomenal vibe as well.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 14, 2011
    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.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerMay 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee Shop breathes new life into an old favorite, brownie a la mode. The brownie is warmed and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Try it with coffee ice cream.
  • Precious C.
    Precious CoxAugust 13, 2016
    Pinot Grigio is 30 dollars a bottle. I tried the fish and chips. Batter was that of a corn dog and greasy. Lump crab cake was delicious a little wet but tons of crab. Linguine was bland and starchy
  • Mike D.
    Mike DizonDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hot waitstaff. I shamelessly come here weekday afternoons at 12 to start boozing. Oh the hard life! The grilled corn is a must. Almost like habanas (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Dan F.
    Dan FetznerMarch 6, 2016
    Brunch is sneaky good, also had the brownie a la mode which was good as well. Trendy spot to hit up during the day for lunch or brunch on the weekend.
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamNovember 23, 2015
    Brunch place to go near Union Square. The ambiance is not so cozy as the name sounds. Was rather ratchet/jazzy/bar-like. Approachable brunch spot esp for rainy day
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperDecember 21, 2016
    Came for quick meal before movie... definitely coming back for full meal and drinks!!! Salads were delicious, very flavourful and tuna perfectly prepared
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 8, 2015
    Besides typical regular diner fare, have great Latino eats like arepas, media noche, feijoada & many others. Be sure to order their pao de queijo!
  • Lucy M.
    Lucy MariaNovember 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place! Great vibe, friendly service and everything I've tried on the menu tastes great. You can't go wrong!
  • Annie A.
    Annie AlfstadFebruary 11, 2015
    Pretentious model waitresses who take way too long to do EVERYTHING. But solid spot for upscale diner food and sweet bar area if u want to grab a drink with your laptop near Union square
  • Larissa A.
    Tend to come here during Saturday brunch. Never had anything I didn't like. But the fries are amazing. Very loud inside, we always sit outside.
  • Dens
    DensJune 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunching? May I recommend the Tiger Skrimp Bloody Mary and the Hangover Sandwich?
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GrantNovember 16, 2016
    Convenient location and big menu. The burger was pretty good. If you need a place to take some family members who don't need to be high dined, this is a great option.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldSeptember 2, 2015
    The level of service (friendliness, courtesy, efficiency) has really improved since the last time I was here (summer '14). It was great.
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    Diner by day, bar by night. It's not the greatest for either but still a good spot.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettDecember 6, 2014
    Worth the wait-ish. Good burger. Good shake. Definitely a great spot if you can't find anything else. Amazing for that.
  • Christina P.
    Christina PerezJune 23, 2010
    The cheese fries are incredible! Cheese and flecks of basil throughout! You won't need to order that $2 cup of cheese on the side bc it has enough down to the last bite! Music is fun too!!
  • Erika Leigh B. N.
    Erika Leigh B. New England Sports JournalMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Sara G.
    Sara GilesSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice husband/wife team will cook you just about anything. I like the grilled cheese or the pastrami on rye. Everything is quick and cheap!
  • Tribeca
    TribecaApril 7, 2014
    In honor of the Tribeca Film Festival, try the "SAPPHIRE® Collins", fresh and light with just the right amount of sweetness.
  • Katya K.
    Katya KazbekAugust 16, 2014
    Nice breakfast fare with a groovy vibe in the lovely vintage lounge. Friendly staff and Brazilian specials.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JenningsSeptember 15, 2016
    Amazing breakfast - pancakes are good but the French toast is the best I've ever had !
  • Dane M.
    Dane MadsenApril 4, 2013
    Who needs 444 photos - this is a classic great coffee shop - if your version of a coffee shop includes cocktails!
  • Bonnie R.
    Bonnie RamonJanuary 29, 2012
    great place to eat, but very expensive for a bagel with bacon, lettuce and tomatoand a little arugula on the side for $20! great taste, expensive though
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayApril 12, 2015
    Try the omelette as a scramble... Pancakes are also to die for
  • Johanna
    JohannaNovember 15, 2011
    The granola is generously sized, and omits all fuller fruit - only berries and banana, with some dried fruit surprises too. So good.
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanSeptember 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is good but many come to gawk at the many aspiring fashion models that work as waiters and waitresses.
  • Victoria N.
    Great for groups or after work drinks with friends. Also a good spot for food to cure a hangover :)
  • Bas
    BasMay 3, 2012
    If you get the guy that waits on the patio tables, give him a break. He never has any help and the patio can get crazy on sunny days.
  • Marlena B.
    Marlena BarthaDecember 31, 2011
    The food is definitely great, and yes, the eye candy is nice.. but when your appetizer comes out when your meal is done.. that's a problem.
  • Kevin Y.
    Kevin YienOctober 27, 2014
    Irving Farm coffee and a great place for a breakfast meeting. Hard to get your order in, but food comes out fast.
  • Martim
    MartimJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The live Brazilian music on Sundays and beautiful waitresses make this a spot to come back to time and again.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GreenOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ambiance, better food than coffee. Good to go for low-key brunch, pre-work breakfast meeting or coffee while sightseeing.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCAugust 2, 2011
    There's something here for everyone. A healthy salad or a rich milkshake or breakfast foods. We love love love the cheesecake!!!!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HoJune 12, 2016
    The Crab Eggs Benedict was amazing!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettDecember 6, 2014
    Good brunch. Worthish the wait. Or, worth the wait-ish. Good burgers. Good frozen banana shakes.
  • Mehmet B.
    Mehmet BakirciogluSeptember 28, 2011
    Have a seat outside, order chips and salsa w/guacamole and enjoy the beautiful union sq crowd. I guess waitresses are model or something.. could be any better ;) cheers
  • Francis U.
    Francis UdlerSeptember 3, 2014
    Second time here and the food is consistently good. Bbq chicken sandwich was tasty. The fries come with spices.
  • Arun N.
    Arun Nandi5 days ago
    Saturday special Feijoada is the best in the city. And don't forget the Pao de Quejo
  • 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
  • Paola A.
    Paola ArizaMay 19, 2013
    make sure you're showing some skin in order for a bartender to pay attention to you. also, if you want good service sit in the middle of the bar or else you will get neglected.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfJune 1, 2015
    Best thing about this place is the location. Grab a seat in the sun and watch the world go by.
  • Cheryl Y.
    Cheryl YeohApril 14, 2012
    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.
  • Brigitte P.
    Brigitte PerezApril 29, 2016
    Grilled cheese with bacon. Plantain chips appetizer. Large Saratoga bottle if you're feeling fancy
  • Kaira C.
    Kaira CooperFebruary 19, 2016
    The caipirinha was amazing and the food was fantastic. Definitely try Brazilian food here!
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis SchulzJanuary 24, 2015
    Great place to grab a lunch. Try the brazilian soup.
  • Lara Z.
    Lara ZMarch 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The raspberry caipirinha is yummy and fresh. Have one along with their fried calamari. Or my favorite, pao de queijo (Brazillian cheese bread). Even Atkins would green light this!
  • Ray B.
    Ray BlakeJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Alec is the best server! I've had him twice and each time he's been incredibly charming and attentive.
  • Percolate
    PercolateApril 14, 2012
    This isn't a place you go for service (we're pretty sure the servers don't care whether you eat or not), but it's hard to beat the location (right on Union Square West).
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WmsJuly 29, 2011
    This is a special hot spot! Great mojitos,excellent wine.Great vegetarian dishes too. Killer Mac n cheese
  • Gunnar B.
    Gunnar BFebruary 20, 2012
    The staff here is terrible, they treat you like you are disturbing the peace while all you do is pay their salary. Food is good though, and that's the problem! Order a bloody maryy!
  • marc c.
    marc calamiaJanuary 24
    Killer Heuvos Rancheros on a crispy tostada, beans and avacado. Excellent bfast.
  • Eyal G.
    Eyal GoldwergerDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Terrific skirt stake. I recommend with fries, and ask them to our gravy on it all...
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzenicsApril 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    California wrap for brunch here is a must do. Order with café con leche
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldAugust 10, 2014
    If you can forgive the unnecessarily pretentious host staff, you'll enjoy the comfort food and cocktails.
  • D !.
    D !December 27, 2015
    The outside seats are great to see the people come and go in this crowded place but the staff is not friendly and they want to take you out. I ask for the dessert that never comes.
  • Ayelet A.
    Ayelet AJanuary 28
    Breakfast is good and not expensive. Love the Brazilian music in the background 😉
  • Alex C.
    The huevos rancheros are amazing at any time of the day. Delicious! 👌🏻
  • Ritchie M.
    Ritchie MolessoJanuary 6, 2016
    Try their hamburgers. I hear they are tasty.Try their french fries, they are tasty.
  • Randy S.
    Randy SidberryNovember 19, 2014
    This is a good date place or hang out spot. I loved the turkey meatloaf.
  • coleen c.
    coleen c.April 17, 2011
    just like the union square steps itself, this place is like a breathing, live fashion magazine. perfect for people watching while enjoying great food
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYAugust 13, 2015
    Come in on Wednesdays after 10pm service at the Bar is excellent
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 30, 2016
    Menu has changed with no Brazilian slant. Just standard overpriced lunch staples & unfriendly service. Crab cake Benedict $14 for 1 with 1 egg. Gluten free toast option w packet butter & jam $2
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FieldsMay 12, 2015
    Excellent Brazilian food, disappointing Cuban sandwich.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchlossFebruary 7, 2012
    Open 23 hours of the day, Coffee Shop is the best place in town for a 4am Grilled Cheese or an mid-afternoon Grilled Shrimp Salad.
  • Burcu S.
    Burcu SahinJune 5, 2013
    Sesama chicken salad!!!the best and most delicious salad I've ever had..
  • jiresell
    jiresellJanuary 10, 2015
    Classic Union Square restaurant. Omelets are my favorite here!
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the French Toast With Fruit - & a side of bacon!! The FT was with bananas & caramel
  • Mary Elise Chavez
    Mary Elise ChavezJuly 24, 2013
    150% Zoolander Territory, get the cheeseburger and banana split just to mock it all.
  • Deborah Monica I.
    Best chicken wings & fried calamari. Their coconut banache drink is awesome.
  • Conch V.
    Conch VMarch 20, 2014
    Great Pao de queijo and Amazing Moquecas! But best of all great memories
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Awesome greek salad and anything from the brunch menu! Also known for their drinks and bar!
  • Ana A.
    Ana AlanisJanuary 17, 2013
    The greek salad comes with mini falafels instead of chicken. loved it!
  • Moises E.
    Moises EskinaziAugust 26, 2015
    Brunch is good. Don't forget to order the Pao De Queijo
  • Neil C.
    Neil CartyJuly 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great pancakes. Scenery isn't too bad either.
  • Kevin E.
    Kevin EnnisFebruary 16, 2013
    Get the burger with fixings. Worth every penny.
  • C M.
    C MMarch 21, 2013
    Don't expect to be seated in the front unless you're attractive. Unspoken house rule. Not kidding. And exactly why the entire staff consists of models...food's delish tho!
  • Esther L.
    Esther LeibelMay 2, 2010
    Beef fajitas are so yummy and I got a glas of Malbec from Argentina that was pretty decent. Outside seats on Spring/Summer nights are a big plus.
  • Stuart N.
    Stuart NewmanNovember 15, 2011
    Always can use their bathrooms w/o purchase. I think should buy something to support this as long as they allow it or leave tip.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezAugust 17, 2011
    Stop staring at your model waiter/waitress. Get the pao de queijo (brazilian bread) appetizer.
  • Holland M.
    Holland MartiniMarch 26, 2016
    Waiter gives great advice! Ask for a recommendation! Chefs special!
  • Savannah S.
    Savannah SambergJuly 10, 2013
    not sure what everyone is saying i came at 9:30pm service was excellent and food came almost too fast
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceDecember 5, 2016
    Not a bad spot for diner-ish foods. Fairly touristy but not tourist friendly bathrooms. The downstairs bar/lounge is a favorite of mine.
  • Devonta
    DevontaJune 27, 2013
    Had the Quesadilla and a Caipirinha to drink. Nice after work, late night chill spot.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PollisonDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the coffee shop for "breakfast all day". Coffee is also excellent
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.May 11, 2014
    Awesome food! Worth enduring the less than stellar service from hopeful model types? That's up to you ;)
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtOctober 12, 2015
    Let's not kid ourselves - this place has a following only because of the 'aspiring model' waitresses. Still - the food lacks spice and took forever. You can do better around here. Juices are 💪🏼 tho
  • Natasha N.
    Natasha NicoleMay 31, 2014
    Enjoyed meal until Security told my party that they close at 5:30am. As we were still eating breakfast. Yes. You read that correctly. We were still eating. Hadn't even received the bill yet. SMH.
  • Tatyana C.
    Tatyana CooperJanuary 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the fries, come again for the Cubans. Good service if you don't expect too much
  • Gabriela D.
    Gabriela DiasApril 26, 2015
    Cool place to try a few basics from Brasil (pastéis, pão de queijo, feijoada) without having to go to a Brazilian place. Plus the grapefruit beer rocks!
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