Zé Café

Zé Café

398 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
Closed until 8:00am tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

A quaint French restaurant in midtown Manhattan


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  • "... styling and service. Brunch is wonderful. Bacon is cooked to..." (11 tips)
  • "New chef. No more stuffed french toast :(" (2 tips)
  • "... Beautifull flowers by Zezé" (2 tips)
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Brunch here can be packed on weekends, so the restaurant is offering it seven days a week. Among the popular items is a crepe filled with scallion crème fraiche and salmon that is cured in-house. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · January 24, 2013
  • W magazine

    Ze Cafe boasts tasty French-Italian cuisine and a chic, floral-focused décor that evidences its florist owners (Zezé and Peggy O’Dea of East Side flower shop Zezé’s Flowers). Read more

    W magazine · June 21, 2010
  • Anthony R.

    The most adorable brunch spot in midtown east. Their French toast is unlike anything you've ever tasted. A crispy outside stuffed with a creamy mix of bananna and mascarpone. Mmmmm.

    Anthony R. · August 1, 2010
  • Ryan L.

    The French toast for their weekend brunch is ridiculous

    Ryan L. · May 10, 2010
  • Clara P.

    Ridiculously slow. Took 10 mins to get order, now counting close to 15 mins just to get our drinks. hostess/manager just yelled at the servers publicly. Awk and unprofessional. Where's our food?..

    Clara P. · August 31, 2013
  • Lauren R.

    Order the French toast or the American burger. Both are delicious!

    Lauren R. · February 24, 2013
  • Olivia B.

    Good service, charming place for brunch. Beautifull flowers by Zezé

    Olivia B. · September 25, 2011
  • Gloria C.

    super cute place. come for brunch! get the tuna nicoise salad, crabcake & French Toast

    Gloria C. · October 14, 2013
  • Tracey L.

    Crowded! If you don't want to wait, you might be able to get seating at the bar.

    Tracey L. · May 5, 2013
  • Mallie T.

    Wonderful neighborhood spot. Great to know the chicken and eggs are local and organic!

    Mallie T. · September 1, 2012
  • Louis B.

    The cozy-chic space is beautifully decorated with plants and flowers and the sophisticated menu delivers

    Louis B. · February 16, 2012
  • Benjamin C.

    Get the lobster and shrimp eggs Benedict. Comes with creamed spinach. Best I've ever had.

    Benjamin C. · June 25, 2011
  • Jenn O.

    Great coffee. Biscuits and chicken hash delicious

    Jenn O. · January 17, 2011
  • Lauren Benet

    elegant little breakfast/lunch spot off the beaten path

    Lauren Benet · December 17, 2010
  • Annie T.

    Potatoe , chicken and fried eggs! Great meal

    Annie T. · September 5, 2010
  • Allen F.

    With mom, get the prefix

    Allen F. · July 23, 2010
  • keeley p.

    The oatmeal brulee is to die for!

    keeley p. · April 4, 2010
  • Julie C.

    Probably the cutest little brunch place ever :) just can't go wrong with thid place!

    Julie C. · December 22, 2013
  • Caryn

    Adorable!! Omelette of the day was delicious!!

    Caryn · November 27, 2013
  • Nick O.

    The Arctic char is fabulous!

    Nick O. · August 28, 2013
  • Michelle M.

    Food is great. Coffee is superb. That's the ONLY reason I keep coming back. Service SUCKS. Baguette didn't come till end of the brunch and the comment from the manager was" you can eat it or not"...?!

    Michelle M. · July 28, 2013
  • david ' dj shakez ' t.

    They really need to step up their service... very inattentive and inefficient.

    david ' dj shakez ' t. · July 21, 2013
  • Jai L.

    New chef. No more stuffed french toast :(

    Jai L. · June 15, 2013
  • 🎀Jewels🎀

    Perfect for Brunch, so quaint and food was a 10!! Don't hesitate to go here.

    🎀Jewels🎀 · May 5, 2013
  • Jill W.

    Good food, slow service.

    Jill W. · February 21, 2013
  • Gene S.

    Try the french toast!

    Gene S. · October 16, 2012
  • Klaas Pieter A.

    Cafechino con leche is awesome

    Klaas Pieter A. · June 15, 2012
  • Dick N.

    Eh, Overpriced. But Service good and the ambiance is nice.

    Dick N. · April 7, 2012
  • Joshua N.

    If you can find it, you'll be happy you did. European styling and service. Brunch is wonderful. Bacon is cooked to perfection. Try the stuffed French toast only if you want a new favorite.

    Joshua N. · November 15, 2011
  • Halstead Property

    Go for brunch and order the Croque Monsieur that’s smothered in melted cheese (in a good way) with a perfectly balanced amount of ham and toasted bread

    Halstead Property · November 1, 2011
  • Edan B.

    Nice place but don't go if you have anything else to do afterwards ...slloowwwww

    Edan B. · September 24, 2011
  • RecipeBridge

    Have the Lobster Benedict it is to die for. What dont you ask for the recipe too !

    RecipeBridge · September 8, 2011
  • Elle W.

    Sunday brunch was tasty, organic, and service was a little slow.... food portion was a bit small, at least for me as well :p

    Elle W. · June 20, 2010
  • Sam Z.

    Great whole wheat pasta

    Sam Z. · March 14, 2010
  • Mario 4.

    Dicono che in questo posticino fortunatamente sconosciuto ai più Valentino sia stato avvistato più volte.

    Mario 4. · February 24, 2011

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