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Travellers' Choice2023
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American, Cafe, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Brunch
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Midtown East
0.5 km from Grand Central Terminal
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Reviewed 16 April 2024 via mobile

Typical neighborhood dinner with decent diner breakfast and burgers. It can get busy so opt for the counter if there’s room.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Great spot for a reasonably priced breakfast - really busy spot but service is very quick with a good menu. Went one morning and came back two more days.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent breakfast, finally an affordable place to eat. The service was good and fast, portion sizes are really worth the money and everything we had was just good and tasty. Traditional diner with all you can drink-coffee.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024 via mobile

Family came here for breakfast after being recommended by a friend. Diner was small and quite busy, a little plain but looked nice. Hostess told us we could be seated in ten minutes but would have to wait outside in the rain as there was...nowhere to stand inside that wasn’t in the way. We were quite hungry so we agreed and ten minutes later we were seated. Ordered coffees which we were told were refills and they were bought over. After viewing our menus we ordered and the wait wasn’t too long. Food was delicious, I had pancakes with syrup with eggs and bacon alongside. Waiter didn’t return to check on meal so we asked as one went by for more coffee as we’d finished. Didn’t return so we asked again a while later and they came back with a coffee pot. After we finished and cleared away the waiter stood by the table for ages while writing on a notepad our bill and then left it on the table. We could not read his writing at all so had to work out for ourselves that everything was accounted for. We called him back over and he explained what everything was one by one. After he disappeared again we realised that even with what we’d ordered being correct and with the added tax, he’d overcharged us by $40. We called him back over again and explained, he took the bill and got out a calculator in front of us to check. He noted that our maths was right and that our $110 breakfast for four was actually $70. We paid in cash and then left, feeling content that our bellies were full, but disappointed by the service. A busy morning and a huge maths error perhaps, but while I’d recommend the food, maybe check bill before you’re way overcharged!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Food is very good and reasonably priced, but please check your bill, the waiter just scribbled o load of unreadable words on our tab and tried to over charge us by $40 extra on our $70 breakfast! Check your tab folks!!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Fabulous place for breakfast. We went here 3 times during our 5 day trip. Great service and felt like a proper NYC diner. Loved it!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

This place is a gem! It’s been here for years and there’s a reason. It’s unbelievably good! Breakfast hot, fast and delicious. A locals favourite (we were told) so we checked it out. Didn’t hesitate to go back next day, wish we found it sooner....Diner style, great food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

My wife and I were visiting New York and wanted a quick breakfast at a reasonably priced diner. Excellent good value food with a chilled diner feel. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Perfectly good and relatively reasonable brunch place. Not remarkable - but good quality, reasonable service (orders came out at different times). Weak but unlimited coffee.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023 via mobile

I have never had green peppers in my corned beef hash. They literally made the hash almost u edible and when served with awful first cappuccino and then regular coffee it was too much. I have eaten well well done corned beef hash all over...Manhattan and clearly this is the worse case I have experienced. This place is busy but I will never return for a poor representative of the product. Shane on you.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

We stopped here after seeing great reviews online and it did not disappoint! We had the oreo pancakes and they were amazing. There was a great friendly atmosphere and it had a classic american diner feel.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

This was a perfect place for us to have breakfast. Efficient, tasty and clean. Great location when visiting the UN on business. The price was right too

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

What an amazing little cafe. Found it by mistake once on a walk and keep going back for breakfast every trip I get to NY. The staff are so friendly and the food is amazing

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

A nice busy little diner in midtown, NYC. A mix of locals, business people and tourists. Had breakfast nearly everyday of my visit in NYC, staff was quick, the breakfast very well, prices were o.k.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023 via mobile

We go to NYC every year for 1 week. And every morning of that week we have breakfast at John’s. We appreciate the nice setting, great food & the hard working staff AND owner! 👏👏👏 A diner as it should be!

Date of visit: May 2023
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John's Coffee Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5