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Cafe Lalo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
+1 212-496-6031
09:00 - 04:00
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Fri 08:00 - 04:00
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Panglao Island, Philippines
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217 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Superb collection of pastries and coffees are forgotten on the scenic interiors of this movie-set cafe.

Thank Andrew F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A charming place to sit with cheesecake after going to the theatre if you're staying in this part of town, or worth a visit even if you're not. There's a huge range of tasty cheesecakes available to take away, or sit and look out through the fairy lights onto the street. Also a good place for breakfast or lunch, but... More 

Thank John_Barnes1
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is more than just a cafe featured in a movie, the desserts deserve the notoriety, just delicious and done well. The ambiance is fun too. I would highly recommend this as a place to stop as a tourist.

Thank RikkiP
Las Vegas, Nevada
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Basic pastry/dessert place with overpriced coffee, cheesecake, pastries, milkshakes. The desserts we ordered were not really inspiring or overtly better than say your basic "chain restaurant".

Thank Eddy L
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My daughter and I shared a piece of Nutella Cheesecake and a fruit tart at Cafe Lalo. We stopped at the cafe as part of a tour. The sweets were just terrific. They came packaged in fun boxes with gold doilies. The cafe is featured in a movie so it was a fun experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend are huge fans of romantic comedy and Meg Ryan with Tom Hanks, so being in Nyc, we Had to see this place. It's really nice and romantic, ideal for dates.

Thank Iga Ż
New York City, New York
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165 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is an absolutely charming place. I think it is better for breakfast and lunch than dinner, but for a drink or coffees and the most wonderful late night pastries, this cafe is grand. Enjoy!

Thank Susan P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I actually had new heard of this place before stumbling out of a long walk in Central Park. Now I am not one for sweet things but my travel mates are. All I can say, if I had to be converted to sweet things this would be near the top of things that would convince me. Had to wait a... More 

Thank fadabing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

one of the best places for breakfast! so many different kinds of eggs also very nice service! designed beautifully Im always happy to eat there

Thank Lior K
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

During the day, soft classical background music; at night louder recorded rock and jazz. Come during the day to enjoy their vastly assorted menu and great pastry

Thank LarryRuth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-496-6031

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

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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