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Morning Star Cafe

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949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
+1 212-588-1050
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 06:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Saratoga Springs, Utah, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for breakfast and were seated at the counter. We were greeted by and served by, what we think, was the owner. We ended up going with what he recommended (the egg white omelette) and it was fantastic! What a great little place to have breakfast. We loved it!

Thank Jesse N
Seaham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Visited this place for breakfast every day I was in NYC. The breakfast were amazing and the place is a little hidden gem and totally understated. Recommend if you want a reasonably priced breakfast and friendly service.

Thank Elisha W
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed in the bacon which seemed to have come out of a packet, crispy style. I asked for turkey bacon but I've never seen it like this before - dry and tasteless. Maybe that was the regular bacon and they gave me, not that that is an excuse for dry tasteless bacon!! Also scrambled eggs looked a bit... More 

Thank Touringmuso8
Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We ate here a couple of mornings and enjoyed a good meal at a reasonable price. The service was good. My only complaint would be that, like most of the restaurants we visited in New York, they were slow to bring the check. This restaurant seemed to be popular with locals.

Thank HomeschoolMomAmy
Manchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Another cafe not too far from our hotel so we popped in for brekkie and weren't disappointed. Food was very nice, along with the service. $30 for two good sized breakfasts, two coffees and pancakes to share. Excellent value for money!

Thank Genk91
Boston, Massachusetts
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634 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Visited here for lunch with the kids and menu looked decent outside so we stopped in for a quick bite. Menu is pretty large and is everything from breakfast all day to burgers and sandwiches and entrees etc. Staff was friendly but like any NYC restaurant, it was close quarters and the booths were tight. Ordered a few grill cheeses... More 

Thank lip89
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

It was around the corner from my hotel so I ate there several times. I needed larger breakfasts for the long days of walking. It's a diner so it worked for me.

1 Thank Shmeder
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I stumbled upon this gem during the height of winter storm Jonas when the city was effectively shut down. The Morning Star Cafe was one of maybe a handful of restaurants open, and as such, were getting smashed by orders for walk ins and deliveries. Through it all though, I watched a service manager keep his cool and stay honest... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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166 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Friendly warm. With booths & counter seats. Small place. Food was awesome. Coffee was great. Customers mostly local- always a good sign. Lots of 2 go orders going out. I had avocado toast, my husband had eggs, toast, sausage & home fries. Home fries & sausage were particularly good. Eggs perfect. Huge menu of choices. Probably 20 different omelets. Will... More 

Thank Gardengrl3
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I ate here twice (breakfast and dinner) and found the penne alla vodka to be really good. The menu is extensive and offers something for everyone in every price point. A real local joint, not touristy. Good service

Thank bonnieblue628

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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