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
We were looking forward to a good meal and listening to the open mic entertainment. The place was pretty dead (Sunday evening) and only two participated in open mic. I ordered the seared tuna salad - rare. The tuna was closer to well done. My friend ordered the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich ($18.00) and it was average at best, especially for the price. There were only a few other tables seated, and I myst say the wait staff was less than attentive. They seemed completely disinterested. It's unfortunate, because it's a very cool looking place and we went in with high hopes. Sorry, won't be back.
Friend had "the best well-done burger" he's ever had. And the most delicious ketchup! We had dropped in for a late-ish spontaneous dinner, and was pleasantly surprised to find live music. It was the first time I had tried dinner at the Cupping Room. I have always gone for breakfasts during the week (not weekend brunch). I will definitely go back for the salmon dinner, the roasted vegetables were incredible.
Naz recommended the Coconut Carrot cake, it was divine. Thanks!
We had an incredibly positive experience in Dec. 2016. Everything from atmosphere, service to coffee was wonderful. This time, however, we were really disappointed. Our server disappeared several times, my food wasn't hot, and there were five eggshells in my eggs Benedict which was really strange since the eggs were poached. I didn't say anything about the room temperature food because it took so long to come out the first time and we wanted to get on with our day. But when I bit into multiple eggshells and found one the size of a nickel, I complained. To her credit, the waitress had the eggs and my coffee removed from the bill. I think I'll try a different brunch spot next time I'm in NYC.
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
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