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.
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
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!
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.
Wouldn't waste my time here again. They ...
Wouldn't waste my time here again. They screwed up our order plus it also took forever to get served. Quality of food was worse than average. If you like noisy, crowded, hectic places .. you'll like it here. Frankly, I lost my appetite.
The music was nice, but we were seated r ...
The music was nice, but we were seated right next to it and practically had to yell. The service was incredibly slow and the appetizer we ordered came after we got our food. The food was decent, not terrible, but nothing special.
The food was good (I had the Vege Burger ...
The food was good (I had the Vege Burger with Brie and my wife had the Omelet). For us, the noise level was way too high to be enjoyable. Probably better if you are in a larger group where everyone is chatting loudly and feel they have something important to say and need to keep constantly talking. Also, I think our order was missed or forgotten as several people that came in after us received their entrees before we did so the wait was long. I would say this place is best for the younger crowd.
We went at 5pm for happy hour and the ch ...
We went at 5pm for happy hour and the choices for the small plates were exceptional. We had 5 different dishes but the mac and cheese was to die for. A must try. It was quiet at that time but got busy and a little louder. Our sever was great!
Handy spot because it is one of the few ...
Handy spot because it is one of the few brunch spots in Soho where they take a reservation and you can normally make a reservation last minute. Nothing is going to blow you away on the menu but the food is solid and service is reliable. Solid three stars and I'm definitely going back.
Great place to catch up with a friend ov ...
Great place to catch up with a friend over breakfast. At 9 am, the morning rush had cleared out and we practically had the place to ourselves. I would definitely return. It was difficult to decide which item to have, but the brioche french toast with berries was delicious, and my friend enjoyed her omelet with side salad. The server accommodated her request for a different cheese with no problem. Can't wait to go back for more yumminess.
What an adorable place! We sat in the ba ...
What an adorable place! We sat in the back where it looks like an enclosed garden. Very cozy. The waitress was friendly and attentive and gave great and accurate recommendations. I had the brioche French toast. I am generally not a fan of French toast but trusted the waitress and am glad I did. It was delicious! Thick pieces with just a hint of crispy coating and spice. The fruit salad was good too. My daughter had a Caesar salad and berries and she said it was very good. This is a neighborhood gem that provides a quiet respite from the noisy world outside.
Although we only eat breakfast/brunch at ...
Although we only eat breakfast/brunch at the Cupping Room, it is at the top of our list for go-to breakfast in a restaurant. Sometimes the service and the kitchen are somewhat slow, even when the restaurant isn't crowded, but the food always makes up for whatever glitches there are.
We had breakfast at this spot twice on o ...
We had breakfast at this spot twice on our recent trip to the city. Service was very good. Portions are quite large and we felt the menu was fairly extensive. Their stuffed French toast and eggs benedict were wonderful. Solid choice if it's nearby or on the way to something.
Although I knwe this would be a lively p ...
Although I knwe this would be a lively place to go the nise level was just way too high and we found ourselves screaming at each other feeling exhausted when we left the restaurant. People talking was fine but loud music on top was not needed.
Had a wonderful brunch at this place wit ...
Had a wonderful brunch at this place with my boyfriend and dad! My eggs benedict was INCREDIBLE and they loved their omelette and veggie burger too. The waitstaff are all friendly and awesome, the ambiance is amazing - the exposed brick, the stained glass, the skylights - we stayed for a while and had coffee and played a board game after. Would go back again tomorrow! Awesome neighbourhood spot!
Sweet little place in Soho - we met coll ...
Sweet little place in Soho - we met college friends of my daughter for dinner. Two of us had the burgers - they were very good. The onion ring appetizer was excellent as was the hummus. Two in our party had the special mushroom ravioli and practically licked their plates clean. I would recommend for a casual lunch or dinner at a very reasonable cost for the area.
Perfect pre-game for bridal shopping!
This was the perfect choice for brunch prior to wedding dress shopping. Food was excellent, and the mimosas and cocktails were great. Our waitress made sure we all had a very fun and festive time. Food was fresh, ample and tasty. We will be back!
Great for brunch.
Had a lovely brunch at The Cupping Room Cafe which was recommended by a friend. Excellent attentive, non pushy service. Two of our group were 15 minutes late for our reservation and we were not made to feel awkward about it, we were served with iced water and fresh orange juice until our friends arrived. Eggs Benedict were perfect as were the coffees afterwards. Lovely setting in a very attractive building with a buzzy but not too noisy atmosphere - highly recommended.
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