Ruby's Café

Ruby's Café

Australian Restaurant$$$$
NoLita, New York
302 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • lively
  • whaleys
  • healthy food
  • cozy
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  • Vinti B.
    Vinti BhatnagarDecember 7, 2014
    Great for brunch (until 1 pm) with a ton of veg options. While the green eggs dish isn't filling, the kale is out of this world with its subtly sweet taste. 👌
  • Eater
    EaterNovember 10, 2014
    The new extension of Ruby's Cafe is now open. No more fighting for tables, you can now enjoy the Aussie menu hassle and line free. Read more
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Treat yo'self to this burger and truffle fries. Absolutely incredible! It's a lot of food, so go splitty splitty with the gluten free pasta dish. Use the truffle fries as leverage.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJuly 29, 2015
    what tourists want in "soho": a cool crowd in a unique hole in the wall with healthy options that feels like a hidden gem. Unfortunately the teams ingredients aren't always fresh & waits can be looong
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MarcelliniOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Let me introduce Bronte to you. He will be your best friend for 10 minutes. Best 'different' burger so far. The pasta has no chance after this burger, but is good, too. I tried 'roasted vegetable'.
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurAugust 2, 2016
    Ruby’s, an Australian hole-in-the-wall, is one of the best spots in all of downtown. Its burgers are some of the best in New York. Try the Brontë burger with crispy fried Brussels sprouts. Read more
  • Dens
    DensDecember 16, 2015
    Splitty-split on the burger and one of the pastas (spicy sausage!) is the way to go. One of the best casual lunch spots in the hood IMHO
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittAugust 22, 2014
    My Burger and the Chicken Salat were really outstanding. Be sure to go for the fancier burgers, the plain one is a bit boring.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3, 2016
    Bronte Burger: Keep it simple with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sweet chili, mayo and cheese, then switch things up with toasted ciabatta bread instead of a bun. Ooo, living on the wild side. Read more
  • Andrei K.
    Andrei KryssovSeptember 14, 2015
    Although I did not have it (and regret it) the burger my friend got (and I tasted) was amazing. Get the side of Brussel sprouts as well. Thank me later.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SpagnoloMay 4, 2015
    This is a cool little restaurant with a garage door that opens up to the street. The crispy chicken salad is delicious. Ask for one of the two tables along the garage door and closest to the street.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite hearty salads in Soho is the roast vegetable salad with roast pumpkin, peppers, goat cheese, pine nuts, and arugula.
  • 10, 2015
    Bronte burger and creamy chicken pasta were our choice. Both were really delicious, but the burger was slightly overly sweet for me. And the wine glasses are funny and cute.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJune 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Bronte Burger is freakin' amazing. It's messy, and a bit unorthodox, but so delicious. The truffle fries bring it to new heights. Bonus: Australian accents.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedJuly 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All of the burgers are unique (the meat and the bun are...more Australian) and tasty. The real lunch winner is the chicken avo salad. Light and well-dressed, just like your favorite startup employee.
  • Brigitte P.
    Brigitte PerezOctober 19, 2015
    Bronte burger is amazing. Added bacon of course. Creamy chicken pasta is delicious. Nice cozy spot.
  • Gauri M.
    Gauri ManglikMarch 27, 2012
    Really like this place. It's super super small but can always manage to get seats. Salads and pasta are both awesome. Apparently the burgers here are great too cc @xy (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Clarissa H.
    Clarissa HoSeptember 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food - bronte burger, truffle fries, chicken avo salad, quinoa bowl. Good music too 👏
    Upvoted Feb 8
  • Alissa W.
    Alissa WinberryJuly 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good. Can't go wrong. Go at an off peak hour so you can enjoy.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 25, 2011
    Their Aussie-style Whaleys burger made with a meatloaf-y patty topped with beets, pineapple, and a runny fried egg may not be anything like a typical American burger, but it's still tasty. Read more
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaJune 10, 2015
    Awesome spot. Farro and haloumi salad. Brussels sprouts are a MUST. Bronte burger is hardcore but pretty awesome if you're really hungry
  • Dan D.
    Dan DarouvarSeptember 12, 2016
    This is a great breakfast/brunch spot! I love the big, floor to ceiling windows and the seating next to those. Perfect for people watching :). They serve delicious, imaginative salads.
  • That G.
    That GirlFebruary 27, 2016
    Always packed but quieter if you do an early dinner. Pastas have interesting flavors without being obnoxious. Portion sizes are perfect.
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BFebruary 10
    Hip & hot scene, good looking & tasting food, & great service. Small space & nearly impossible not to wait during any given day's brunch/dinner hours. Fun Aussie drink selection; no liquor.
  • David H.
    David HuJuly 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tiny place but amazing food. Panini was great, jealous I didn't get pasta or burger though. Try an Australian beer!
  • 23, 2016
    Pasta dishes were great, but a side dish of sweet potato fries w/ sweet chili sauce & sour cream was actually the best.
  • Brandon N.
    Brandon NosackaJuly 5, 2013
    The Whaley w egg beets and pineapple will blow your mind. By far one of the most tasteful and creative burgers I've had.
  • Justin W.
    Justin W.November 12, 2012
    Try the Whaleys Burger - Another smash hit of juicy beef and perfectly prepared toppings on a fresh roll. Outstanding option at one of my favorite places in NYC
  • Justin W.
    Justin W.November 14, 2011
    Try the Bronte Burger - Truly the best burger I've ever had in NYC. Absolute perfection at a relaxed and airy lunch spot.
  • Brynne Z.
    Brynne ZDecember 7, 2012
    Salad lovers, try the apple prosciutto salad. Fresh apple chunks, crispy prosciutto, and bits of toffee for a salty-sweet surprise. Light eats but satisfyingly full of flavor.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KrivorchukMay 29, 2015
    Wanted to find probably the best burgers in NYC? Whispering: it's here! Awesome place! Tiny. But really atmospheric and definitely worth to visit.
  • Emmy G.
    Emmy GeraghtyJune 29, 2013
    Had a great burger - try to get there before the dinner rush because the place is small. There was a long wait when we finished eating.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJuly 18, 2016
    A wide variety of healthy options, including the quinoa bowl and shrimp and avocado salad. Bronte burger is also delicious, if you're feeling unhealthy.
  • Kayleigh H.
    Excellent sweet potato fries with sour cream and sweet chili. Always a fun vibe, sometimes a long wait.
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkJune 26, 2015
    the biggest chunk of ground beef on a burger. get the bronte for the sweet chili kick with a side of thin crispy fries.
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BrizelOctober 3, 2016
    The classic cheeseburger and the lamb ragu pasta are my favorites so far. Very reasonable spot for the neighborhood. Maybe that's why it's always so packed.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJuly 27, 2015
    get the bronte burger with the sweet chili sauce on the side. oh, and an order of truffle fries too!
  • Yoav H.
    Yoav HornungFebruary 13
    My top burger choice in NYC! Bronte is a must for first timers, classic cheeseburger is epic and the fries are from another planet.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MillerJuly 16, 2016
    Everything at this place is amazing - the bronte burger, the creamy chicken pasta, the salads, the juices - and reasonably priced. Amazing place
  • Eddie Y.
    Eddie YetiOctober 24, 2010
    The Bronte is a great burger. Love the ciabatta bread, Thai sweet chili sauce and juicy burger. Side salad is alright but I guess better than filling on fries. Tiny tiny restaurant, sit by the window.
  • Susie C.
    Susie ChooJuly 15, 2016
    The famous Bronte burger. As some reviewers stated, it's too sweet. Also the meat was a bit overcooked (I ordered medium but was served almost well-done). But every dish was tasty. Worth to go.
  • Jess H.
    Jess HueyNovember 9, 2015
    Delicious food - try the bronte burger, truffle fries, shrimp avocado salad, and pasta
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Aussie joint. Get the Bondi or Bronte burger (named after 2 beautiful Sydney beaches). Wash it down with Coopers pale ale
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast is served until 1pm! Get the B.L.A.T., thick cut bacon, avocado, and an egg on a BLT. Heaven mate!
  • Peter P.
    Peter PampkinApril 12, 2013
    There are just two guys and they are superheroes: one skillfully juggles with ever arriving new customers and the other maniac builds the most incredible burgers I ever had!
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SNovember 25, 2015
    The fries are to die for. The blueys chicken burger is also superb and often overlooked. The banana and date shake is a bit meh.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoNovember 4, 2013
    Just get the Bronte Burger. The default (and only) side is a salad, but you won't be needing anything else.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 28, 2016
    You can go traditional with the vegemite toast for brekkie, or play it safe with the avocado toast. Read more
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluJuly 8, 2014
    Excellent burger choices. If you are in a salad mood, try the roast veggie salad.
  • Christina
    ChristinaApril 30, 2016
    Amazing brunch place. Mushroom fusilli and burgers are sooooooo delicious. Really good smoothie and nut milk. But long wait
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChenNovember 26, 2015
    The fried chicken burger with avocado is bomb
    Upvoted Jan 6
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NypFebruary 12, 2013
    If you're single, head here for a late lunch- lots of nice looking men. Oh, and order the pumpkin salad. yum.
  • Sheika B.
    Sheika BelleJune 6, 2014
    The music is good, and there's a very calming atmosphere. The food is great! Try the spicy sausage pasta.
  • Badriyah Z.
    Badriyah ZuubeckJanuary 6, 2012
    the bronte burgers are amazing go here at least twice a month just to enjoy that and the salad that comes along with it
  • Kaitlin S.
    Kaitlin SiemeringAugust 16, 2015
    Pumpkin salad, chicken avocado salad, Rag Bol pasta, and Pesto pasta are all excellent choices! Come early if you don't want to wait!
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeeSeptember 1, 2012
    Try the Whaley, awesome australian style burger, beets, pinapple and grade A australian beef...delicious mmm mmm!
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChekaJanuary 21, 2015
    Amazing burger with juicy meat on bread. Very tasty soup.
  • Rosalind R.
    one of my favorite brunch spot in soho. avo toast, pineapple mint juice, and flat white
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtAugust 18, 2014
    Stumbled upon this place and LOVED it. Shrimp pasta is incredible and their burgers are great.
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonApril 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    my favorite, go-to place in the city. my favs are: shrimp pasta, rag bol, bronte burger, posh blt
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiabtchenkoOctober 15, 2016
    The breakfast bowl, avocado toast, and bacon is divine 🍳
  • Taylor A.
    Taylor ArmstrongSeptember 14, 2012
    The Bronte is fabulous. Best burger I have ever had. I get it every time. I love this restaurant!
  • Becca B.
    Becca BaeNovember 9, 2015
    The Bronte burger is amazing! Try the pineapple and mint juice while you're at it.
  • Santi A.
    Santi AmayaAugust 22, 2015
    Bronte burger is amazing! Staff is very friendly and they don't rush you out of the restaurant
  • Luke
    LukeAugust 14, 2016
    Burgers here = meatloaf sandwiches, but they are delicious. Also fresh juices and coffee
  • 💎T
    💎TJuly 13, 2015
    The Bell burger with the side of truffle fries is very filling and just plain delicious.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Super trendy Ksubi fashion trashbag model hangout. If you go here and are Aussie, embrace your inner cliche!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyAugust 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fav to go spot for really great pastas and sandwiches! Defs try the creamy chicken pasta
  • Michael Seymour B.
    Michael Seymour BlakeSeptember 28, 2013
    Mushroom panini very good. Pesto pasta excellent. Also, try the homemade basil lemonade.
  • Dave R.
    Dave ReedFebruary 2
    I love every Aussie place I've been to so far and this is definitely in my too 3 (of 3). Food is fantastic!
  • Dianna L.
    Dianna LeeJune 7, 2012
    i cant believe no one talks about their pasta! its anazing.... 5eir rag bol is off the roof. so is shrimp and italian sausage and creamy chi
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamApril 5, 2016
    Delicious shrimp & avocado / pumpkin salad; in love with the caramelized banana nut milk.
  • Jorge V.
    Jorge VilarJanuary 23, 2012
    Also, if you get a chance to have the stickydate pudding, do it. Arguably even better than the burgers
  • Martin O.
    Martin OngJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Bronte burger is amazing. And the fries too!
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SathappanDecember 19, 2014
    Great burgers! They're served on a flatbread and have a subtle but delicious sweetness to them.
  • Annie M.
    Annie MattJanuary 8
    THE PARFAIT for breakfast with coconut in it. Amazingly delicious. Coffee is also great
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertFebruary 24, 2012
    A panini with prosciutto, avocado and a little spice? How can you *not* try the Posh BLT? Do it.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerNovember 19, 2016
    i found the Bronte burger (pictured) a bit overrated, but love the pastas!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LandersMay 27, 2012
    Bronte with a fried egg is the best burger I've had in NYC. Not traditional but amazing
  • Jorge V.
    Jorge VilarJanuary 23, 2012
    Best burger I've had in NYC. Try either the Bronte or the Whaleys. Both are orgasmic. Seriously. Cash only
  • Suzanne .
    Suzanne 🍋August 2, 2012
    Anything with pumpkin on the menu wins my approval. Love the menu. I'm definitely coming back for more.
  • Max F.
    Max FlashenbergDecember 21, 2016
    Need to try the Bronte Burger. One of the better burgers that I've had in the city
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerJuly 10, 2014
    Now I know what "Australian restaurant" means: American food and European service. Good burger though.
  • markus g.
    markus gerdemannFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bronco burger it is. Or pesto pasta, or chicken/avocado salad and def get the fries!
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmAugust 26, 2016
    Uber trendy, but totally worth it. Truffle fries are absolutely perfect.
  • Sydney F.
    Sydney FriedmanFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Salads and burgers are great. Fries with truffle mayo steal the show.
  • Helena W.
    Helena WongOctober 28, 2013
    Go with the consensus and get yourself a Bronte Burger! Will be back.
  • David G.
    David GarciaSeptember 7, 2011
    Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale is amazing. One of my top 3 beers and I just tried it.
  • Peter P.
    Peter PampkinApril 12, 2013
    Extremely awesome place. The atmosphere so genuinely resembles a late night kitchen party at your best friend's.
  • Teddy C.
    Teddy CitrinMay 7, 2016
    Mushroom soft scramble + avocado on the side = 🔥🔥👌👌
  • Francesco P.
    Francesco PonticelliMarch 31, 2012
    Exceptional breakfast with pancakes. Small bar with a lot of atmosphere and very kind staff
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChristianoJanuary 30, 2014
    Bronte burger is delicious! No side of fries here - you'll have a side salad and bit feel totally gross after your meal.
  • Pierre V.
    Pierre ValadeJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    one of my favorite spot for burgers! small restaurant but I like this type of ambiance.
  • Roy L.
    Roy LeeSeptember 13, 2012
    Best burger ever but don't forget to bring cash since this place is cash only
  • Niki E.
    Niki EnglishJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp pasta. Amazing. Everything here is delicious, an the people are a treat.
  • Samantha W.
    Samantha WinkelmanAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone raves about the burgers, but both the pumpkin and roasted vegetable salads are delectable!
  • Miss P.
    Miss PiggyAugust 3, 2015
    Good choices all around but I'd say either the Bronte burger or the Pumpkin Salad.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie ReidJuly 17, 2015
    the burgers are amazing and the fries with truffle aoli are to die for
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsAugust 19, 2015
    The burgers are great here, best in the area. Try the fried chicken one.
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HalberstaterApril 6, 2015
    Love the cheeseburger and the fries are excellent. Highly recommend.
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