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
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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
We went for the BRUNCH and it was fantas ...
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 ...
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 forev ...
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, ma ...
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 chi ...
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 be ...
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 v ...
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
What a find in Soho! This historic build ...
What a find in Soho! This historic building (both inside and out) houses a terrific restaurant with well-prepared food at reasonable prices. The creatively coifed and clad waiters are as fun to observe as they are attentive and efficient in their work. Something went awry with our order but our waiter made every effort to fix the problem and keep us apprised of its progress. This was a great place for Sunday brunch. We were glad we made a reservation but it did not seem to be necessary.
Have heard of this place for long time, ...
Have heard of this place for long time, finally went at reco of friend for brunch rendezvous. We were welcomed with a warm smile at the end of a holiday weekend; and the friendliness of all staff was tangible. Server was attentive and responsive, food was delish. Now I want to go back for other meals and maybe even to hear the live music!
Delicious food, large portions, many opt ...
Delicious food, large portions, many options! Went for brunch with a group of 5 and we're easily accommodated for an early brunch. I'd recommend going early if you have a large group as the restaurant filled up quickly!
Solid Food, Outstanding Service! The fo ...
Solid Food, Outstanding Service! The food at the Cupping Room is very good - we both had Omelettes. Fluffy with no skimping on the fillings. But what differentiated this brunch for us is the high level of service. Ariel, the owner/manager, was in the middle of the action and made sure that a water glass was never empty and the coffee cups are frequently refilled. The wait staff was polite, friendly and super-competent. We go to brunch at a lot of places in NYC - and don't often see this amount of customer care. We will definitely be returning.
Met my out of town cousins for Sunday br ...
Met my out of town cousins for Sunday brunch and picked this place because it was close to the hotel where my cousins were staying in Soho. The food was OK, and fairly priced, but two of us had to wait an extra 20 minutes to get our food (after they already served some at the table), because they ran out of Hollandaise sauce. It was a nice atmosphere and not rushed.
Literally the worst service I've ever ha ...
Literally the worst service I've ever had in my entire life...took an out of town guest here after having a good experience last year-really regret that decision. Live music was nice, but that was about it. Had to wait forever for everything. Took multiple attempts and asking other waiters to get our servers attention, he never apologized or even acknowledged that he was not giving us any attention. We ordered cocktails that took about 20 minutes to get, when they arrived they were half-full glasses with dead rosemary leaves floating around inside. So bizarre and inedible. Food was very average but the service was the worst. Will never be coming back.
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