About Cupping Room Cafe
The Cupping Room Café was established in 1977. It was originally a wholesale coffee establishment. Different blends of coffee were brewed and tasted by perspective customers. This act of blending and tasting different coffees is called cupping - hence the name The Cupping Room. The coffee tasting went so well that the owners decided to change the name from The Coffee Connection to The Cupping Room Café. They also decided to open the back of the store and sell coffee and pie to the local artists. The building hosting The Cupping Room is a landmark building. It was the first "tall" building in SoHo and is more than 100 years old. The high tin ceilings, hard wood floors, pot-belly stove and exposed brick walls are all part of the original setting. The Cupping Room was a home for artists and locals. Today it is still a neighborhood place where you can see the locals and the famous come together in our homey environment.
New York, NY 10013
Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Cupping Room Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Went for brunch.
We didn't have a server approach us for the first 15 min, and had to call someone over and ask for help, their response was "I can't find your waiter, but I'll help you". This not only happened to us, but to the table next to us, and I also heard it happen a few tables down.
Food was ok. Ordered Eggs Benedict and Blackened Chicken Sandwich. Potatoes (served as a side) were cold, Chicken was chewy/crunch and over cooked.
Restaurant overall is a good environment, however would not return.
Cannot emphasize how horrible the service was. We went on a Saturday night and it was empty (now I can see why). Despite it being empty, and us having a reservation, they would not seat us until forty five minutes after our reservation time. Unclear why. Not one to usually say this, but the waitress was incredibly incompetent. She was never around and even when we found her she was not responsive to requests for things as basic as wanting to order or get the check. The meals came with different sides than on the menu. When we ordered the cake it was completely frozen. The exposed brick and music are the only positive things I can say. Literally go anywhere else.
I really enjoyed coming to this restaurant. The waiter was really on point and attentive. The ambiance was prefect for girl talk; and we cannot forget the food, which was absolutely delicious!!! I am so glad that I was able to find this gem in SoHo. Definitely a must visit for a New Yorker or visitor.
Great start...reservations and fast seating. Nice server. Ordered Eggs Benedict and French Toast Brioche. Quick. Eye appealing, however eggs were cold. Server was told quick to fire up a new one. Perfect and tasty!
All was salvaged for my enjoyable breakfast with my son. The care of my experience and the taste will bring me back for sure!!! Enjoy
We went for the BRUNCH and it was fantastic. Everything from pastries, yogurt, pancakes, french toast, eggs, home-fries and sausage to salads and sandwiches. A great bar with the mimosa/bloody mary as just the start. In our group of 5 with very different food choices everyone was thrilled with their selection. It is loud but not unpleasant. A wonderful place- will definitely go again.
This was our second time to the Cupping Room with many years between visits and our experience and meal was every bit as good as the first. The atmosphere is wonderful and only exceeded by the food quality and taste. We had brunch and enjoyed it more than ever. The service was a little disjointed only because they were short-staffed and our waitress did an amazing job considering she was working alone with several tables. We didn't mind a bit. We will be back once again on our next visit to NYC.
Service was so horrific! We waited forever for everything and waiter seemed bored and didn't care. People behind us left and another table complained. I think it was an isolated incident because of the one waiter. Food was good and reasonably priced. Place was cute and historic. I would give it another try, hopefully with a better waiter!
I have been to the Cupping Room many, many times before, and it's a "go to" place for brunch/lunch, so when I had a friend in from out of town, it was an obvious choice. Unfortunately, it won't be my choice again. I had my usual eggs benedict with smoked salmon and french fries. The fries were soggy and tasteless. The hollandaise sauce was thick and somewhat congealed and my eggs were overcooked, hard inside. My friend had soup and fries. I noticed that she kept adding condiments to her soup to eat it and also didn't enjoy her fries. Who doesn't eat their fries? Certainly not me. I'm crossing it off my list.
We ordered the Le Fermier, blackened chicken sandwich on focaccia bread, and the seared tuna salad. Both were very good. Went for lunch.
Portions were large and prices were reasonable, especially for the area.
Atmosphere was very quaint and service was excellent.
It has been about 15 years since I've been to the Cupping Room, we were regulars years ago when we lived in NY. It's a perfect spot to brunch in Soho, and is exactly the same as the last time we went, so long ago. Very cozy feeling, low key, and casual. We were two families of 4 brunching together, and had a long table set up on the Broome Street Side. I always loved how the restaurant flows from the W Broadway side to the Broome Street side. We all had the classic fare, waffles, pancakes, eggs Benedict, poached eggs etc.. delish!!
We enjoyed our meal, however it took a very long time to receive our drinks. We ordered our cocktails before ordering our food and waited about 20 minutes until it arrived. About 5 minutes later our food arrived. We would have loved to have had it the whole time we waited but overall the place was busy and food was excellent so it was difficult to be upset. Will definitely return
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