November 12, 2017 New York USA

The Coffee Shop Union Square: Too Chaotic For Breakfast

Non-smokers friendly

2.5 out of 5 based on 1 professional review.

RATING:50/100

Welcoming: 2/5

Food Temperature: 6/10

Ambiance / Music: 1/10

Menu Choice: 2/5

Food Taste: 18/30

Architecture / Interior: 1/10

Food presentation: 6/10

Service: 7/10

Value for money: 7/10

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As simple as the name looks, the coffee shop is an old restaurant in the heart of Union Square New York open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for as long as the city could remember. Closed from all sides, you can actually have a look at the busy neighborhood but not the opposite. Traditional setup, dimmed yellow lights, an open kitchen, a bar with several tables and booths filling the space, they can fit between two and six guests.

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Not the most complete of menus, couple choices of eggs, the signature sandwiches, French toasts, and pancakes. I was craving more complicated things like eggs Benedict or chocolate pancakes but these are not available. The restaurant goes more into “all day same food” where French fries are served in the morning and the wine list distributed as of eight.

Thirty minutes passed... scrambled eggs with more mushrooms that the brain can handle. Warm eggs, not hot enough for a morning treat stuffed with sautéed mushrooms. A bit dry though! The plate comes with cold potatoes on the side and cold toasted rye bread.

The hangover sandwich is more bread than content, cold bread in fact with little filling for two bites only. It has a good taste only if served hot! Deceiving...

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A welcoming and happy staff but unfortunately more people than the kitchen can handle which makes the service slow and food served cold. 

Pay attention: you can’t call anyone other than your server, they don’t help each other. Ladies, half a dozen of them, long hair dangling from all sides, I’m happy no hair came into my plate.

Pancakes made all the difference! Amazingly fluffy pancakes served hot! Loved them. Would have preferred if they propose more refined versions with blueberries or chocolate chips.

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Too dark for a start of day, too noisy, too crowded... Unfortunately, I’m not coming back here soon.




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