Kava Cafe

Kava Cafe

Café and Coffee Shop · West Village
803 Washington St (Btwn Gansevoort St & Horatio St), New York, NY 10014, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Bringing back the cultural cafe experience in today's modern world. A place where people can stop, breathe, meet their neighbors, socialize and connect all over a perfectly crafted espresso drink, cocktail and bite in a relaxed well designed setting.


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    Serious Eats
    "great coffee near the High Line"(3 Tips)
    Marko K.
    "Great to sit outside in the garden - even in winter!"(23 Tips)
    "The corrado is perfect."(2 Tips)
    Edward F.
    "Perfect stop to savor an espresso in between CitiBikes!"(27 Tips)
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    If we can actually manage to order a coffee (so hard to know what to get with a slew of brewing options ranging from aeropress to French press), the coffee (beans by Stumptown Roasters) is crazy good. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · January 22, 2012
  • Andrew C.

    If you have your own hotspot and it is nice outside, the outdoor area is great for working. Otherwise, the lack of public wifi and limited indoor seating mean you should find another spot.

    Andrew Cafourek · October 14, 2013
  • Andrew F.

    They've closed the garden for good as of 2013 in order to save money on rent. Coffee is good, and there are some seats inside and on the sidewalk. No wifi tho.

    Andrew Furman · October 21, 2015
  • Christian B.

    The garden is beautiful! Espresso is very good and more Italian style (less intense/overwhelming than your average american hipster espresso).

    Christian Brumm · June 29, 2013
  • Barbara R.

    Wine in the garden after work was lovely, until the "whoa"... closed at 8:30 p.m. It's a coffee place after all. A lovely garden and great coffee!

    Barbara Rose · April 20, 2013
  • Anand S.

    After you place your order, walk through the red door in the back for the spacious garden. A great summertime place for breakfast and a book.

    Anand S · August 7, 2011
  • Lisann A.

    The little breakfast frittata is so good and the sandwiches are delicious. The coffee is perfect!

    Lisann Araujo · July 10, 2013
  • @JaumePrimero

    Great cappuccinos, very cute garden out back, and the best destination in the meat packing area for coffee. Will def be a regular here!

    @JaumePrimero · April 20, 2012
  • Matt L.

    Fantastic espresso, surprisingly friendly and welcoming environment for such a high-end place. Grab a canelé if you can!

    Matt LeMay · January 28, 2011
  • MoRiza

    Try the Fritata Brioche - Such a delicious layers of cream cheese, tomato and eggs snuck inside a brioche.

    MoRiza · June 7, 2013
  • Alastair T.

    When you order a cortardo, make sure they don't think you said frittata. There's no latte art on those.

    Alastair Tse · November 10, 2012
  • Scott K.

    Excellent coffee, great decor, awesome garden in the back and stays open fairly late. It's a Meatpacking Zen Gem.

    Scott Kurttila · November 8, 2011
  • tze c.

    Not aging well. They added a TV, got rid of the gelato counter and converted to US size portions/cups.

    tze chun · April 4, 2015
  • Chris C.

    Kava is where I fell in love with Machiattos. Great backyard seating when the weather is nice.

    Chris Carella · October 26, 2013
  • Margot M.

    Interesting spot playing football complete with bagels and pre-made sandwiches. Killer macchiato.

    Margot Mazur · February 7, 2015
  • Josh K.

    Great for $5 lattes and trendy rich-people watching... If you're into that sort of thing

    Josh King · May 17, 2014
  • Aristippos

    Interesting combination of a place with demanding coffee and a night club/bar (art deco) atmosphere.

    Aristippos · April 1, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    A source for great coffee near the High Line in an attractively designed spot.

    Serious Eats · April 21, 2013
  • Jessica S.

    Super nice. Came from working out and only had Amex which they don't take. Let me have my coffee and told me to come back another day and pay

    Jessica Stempel · March 18, 2011
  • Anna C.

    Their mocha n lattes are the best! Don't forget to check out the garden!

    Anna C · December 3, 2011
  • Justine W.

    This seems to be my spot for warming up, cooling off and drying off before or after visiting the Highline Park.

    Justine Weeks Sutley · May 27, 2013
  • Steve S.

    Love the cappuccino at this joint. And don't forget to check out the back patio.

    Steve Schlafman · July 7, 2011
  • Shayna K.

    I love this place, but the prices went up significantly...$4 for an ice coffee is unacceptable.

    Shayna Kulik · November 8, 2011
  • Talia K.

    If you're having a bad day... Pop in! There are some entertaining hats to cheer you up.

    Talia Kraines · December 17, 2011
  • Kirk M.

    Try the Iced Coffee - Say hello to Claire, a @Foodspotting fan, and have an iced coffee in the garden...

    Kirk McMurray · September 15, 2012
  • Sara R.

    Don't go here when its busy. Youll wait 20 minutes, they'll forget your scone

    Sara Rowghani · January 8, 2012
  • Annibell L.

    Ask for the sandwich and soup combo only $10 bucks

    Annibell Lopez · April 29, 2013
  • Anand S.

    Great coffee but avoid on Sunday mornings, the line is super long.

    Anand S · December 18, 2011
  • Eric W.

    The staff wears fedoras! Kinda cool, plus they have the best coffee in wv!

    Eric Wasnick · October 13, 2012
  • Lorenzo L.

    There is an adorable social cat in the back garden. I don't know if she is staying but I hope she is

    Lorenzo Landini · May 27, 2013
  • Michelle K.

    Iced/cold press coffee was good but the espresso was a total disappointment. Read more

    Michelle Kauntz · July 19, 2011
  • Stacy D.

    If they have the orange brioche in... A must try treat to get your day going!

    Stacy Dreyfus · July 31, 2013
  • MoRiza

    Try the Cortada - Prepped by a very stylish barista.

    MoRiza · October 3, 2012
  • Leticia C.

    Nothing like grabbing a morning coffee from Kava, and then take a short walk at the high line.

    Leticia Cuevas · July 27, 2015
  • Talal A.

    Cozy, cute place and the cortado was quite good.

    Talal A · December 4, 2014
  • Drake M.

    Nice garden in the back, if the weather cooperates.

    Drake Martinet · August 23, 2011
  • MoRiza

    Try the Cappuccino - This might be the best one in NYC

    MoRiza · May 6, 2011
  • Kevin J.

    Don't miss the garden. It's through the cafe and out back.

    Kevin Jenkins · March 9, 2013
  • Ameen A.

    Their espresso has a high level of acidity.

    Ameen Aqeel · August 24, 2014
  • Talia

    8 yrs in ny & think this is my favorite coffee. Factor in the garden & I know it is

    Talia · September 10, 2011
  • Mark H.

    Great location. Have any espresso drink.

    Mark Heyert · February 3
  • Stephen A.

    Roman and williams designed this space, check out the oak starbust and other details. Sick.

    Stephen Alesch · August 11, 2011
  • Liz

    Best coffee shop in town! Grab it to go and head to the water

    Liz · September 25, 2011
  • Danny M.

    Try the Coconut Macaroons - A nice mix at a nice shop

    Danny Macaroons · March 1, 2011
  • Didier P.

    Great coffee, nice staff! And soooooo close from home :)))

    Didier Perilleux · August 25, 2015
  • John T.

    Give yourself more time than usual to soak up the sunshine in their garden.

    John Taite · May 28, 2011
  • Fred W.

    Iced cappucino in a glass is a good call if its steamy outside

    Fred Wilson · June 2, 2013
  • Edward F.

    Perfect stop to savor an espresso in between CitiBikes!

    Edward Fabila · August 24, 2013
  • Ann F.

    Fantastic private garden in back!

    Ann Flower · March 27, 2012
  • Marko K.

    Great to sit outside in the garden - even in winter!

    Marko Kehm · January 17, 2013

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