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Cafe 28

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245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016-8728
+1 212-686-7300
00:00 - 23:59
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Inverness, California
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213 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not a fancy place by any means. It is for locals. They have a salad bar, a hot bar, a juice bar, a sushi bar, and a line for take out orders. But they also have tables upstairs where you can bring your food and eat there. Every kind of breakfast dish and omlette and sandwich and bagel... More 

Thank nonobanana
Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

all kinds of food, hot bar and cold, sandwich and what ever you want and its open late. We ate there 3 times and food was always good and friendly staff. You can eat cheap or expensive depends what you get

Thank dancoasterman
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251 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Not a lot of choices on 5th Ave. This is a pretty typical eat-in deli but with some Asian entrees. My wallet was either lost/stolen here. So take more precautions than I did - keep it close!

Thank cootmom
Stockport, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Having travelled from UK to US the day before, and having awoken at 4.00am, with a hunger that was intolerable, I found this place via TA Near me Know. What a find!! Open 24 hours in the Nomad district, this place is great!! Amazing choice of hot and cold food, buffet and fresh cooked American, Asian, European food, all sorts... More 

Thank Bill L
Murcia, Spain
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and i were on our way to the station on 28th street. Our hotel on 31st serves breakfast but expensive to buy every day. We saw cafe 28 and had a look inside You are spoilt for choice. Fresh fruit in abundance bagels omelettes so many different options. Foods beverages salads cold meats, hot food, everything. I was... More 

Thank Pauline C
southampton, UK
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We used this for breakfast for three mornings of our stay and also for an early dinner one night. Simple service, great fresh cooked food, and huge choice. Shows that the city does not need to be expensive to get fresh good food. Only downside was only a few tables which get busy quickly but worth waiting for

Thank PhileasFogg77
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Wide variety and good quality for a reasonable price. The good reviews were spot on. Cafe 28 is on the revisit list

Thank Mappleby2100
Bass River, ma
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Cafe 28 was around the corner from our hotel and we are happy that we found it! Huge selection, good prices, open 24 hours.... what more can I say?!

Thank gigicape
Bradford, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It was my friends and Is first visit to NYC and we're meeting up with friends that morning to go to Empire State building. They had found this cafe a few days previous and recommended it to us. The 4 of us went and my friend had a muffin and cup of tea and I went for a grilled chicken... More 

Thank Helen B
Shipley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Our return to NY saw the shock that our favourite deli Au Bon Gout had closed down. Fortunately over the road is Cafe 28 which provided our usual breakfast fare and took over the mantle of breakfast go to. We always get Lucky Charms, flavoured coffee and a homemade biscuit and it is a good price in a good location... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 5th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10016-8728
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-686-7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?