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Morning Star Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
+1 212-588-1050
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 06:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A 24 hr cafe. What more could a restless tourist hope for. The cafe itself was very quiet and everyone keeps to themselves, perfect for someone like me that likes to go around unnoticed. The breakfast i had was beautiful. However the portion sizes were HUGE. The prices were reasonable for Midtown/East NY and is a must go for non... More 

Thank Nadia L
Astoria, New York
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497 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Morningstar is becoming my regular Friday night diner where I hang out when I am with friends in midtown. They are not usually busy at that time as most goers are hitting the bars nearby. Service is quick and friendly and there are always plenty of spaces at the booth and tables. All in all a quiet place to eat... More 

Thank neil102
Springfield, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had brunch here on Sunday - busy, but very short wait. In my opinion, a far better choice than The Smith across the street, which had a huge wait and has less delicious food. Morning Star has a wide range of breakfast and lunch favorites and everything we ate was delicious.

Thank Alison L S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate breakfast every day, the food is delicious and the staff very friendly. The food in the evening is great and I loved the chilli soup with cheese on top

Thank Kaliakria
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I were up in New York for a wedding and were looking for a breakfast spot/diner. Doing a quick TripAdvisor search yielded the Morning Star Café, which had some very good reviews and was close to our hotel. It’s not a large place and it was almost full, but we were seated immediately (it was early about... More 

Thank JW110
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent 5 nights in New York from 2nd October and found the Morning Star for breakfast during our stay.Great food, good service and fair prices. It is very popular so can be busy, but is worth the wait if ever full.Though we were not the only tourists, it is also full of locals, so you do... More 

Thank JPW2020
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197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy a diner, this may be an option for you. A variety of choices and relatively inexpensive compared to the surrounding area.

Thank emme45
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

All I will say is $5.50 for a double espresso which wasn't really proper espresso. Walk either way up or down 2nd Ave for a better and cheaper one.

Thank G B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Visited every morning of a recent school trip. We all had a great breakfast and service was excellent. Fruit juice served as well as tea/coffee. Service was quick and the cafe itself is nice inside. Very popular with the locals also. Staff were great with the kids.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Impeccable gracious service and food is cooked to perfection !! Man could not be more gracious Place is immaculate !!

Thank bobjoness

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
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: 949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-588-1050

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

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