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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Cupping Room Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
I'm pleased to say that The Cupping Room ...
I'm pleased to say that The Cupping Room, always our favorite breakfast/brunch restaurant but with erratic service has returned to its glory days: the food remains excellent--and the service is back on track. Well done!
Not on a friday!
Don't mind a bit of live music with my food, but the band playing at the Cupping Room thought they where the main course! To LOUD! The music wasnt my thing, that did not help!
So check out Joy On Fire's website before dining on a friday!
I bet the place is real nice on other nights!
We celebrated my sister's birthday with ...
We celebrated my sister's birthday with 7 people and all truly enjoyed the experience. The brunch was yummy and the menu was varied so everyone found something they desired. Plus, the space is charming and delightful.
Friendly greeting and attentive waiting staff. Menu choice is small but varied. Soup was excellent but the calamari portion size was huge. Main courses were excellent. Wine choice was limited and the wine we chose, which whilst really good, was only available by the glass. Free live entertainment was very enjoyable and added to the atmosphere. Overall a great night out.
Charming restaurant in Soho with excellent food
This is a lovely restaurant without the overwhelming noise and crazy scene of so many places in Soho. I had salmon for lunch which was prepared with a delicious green salsa and served with roasted broccoli and Basmati rice - really good. My friend had the Cobb Salad which looked beautiful and she said was also great. The servers were friendly and welcoming and the place was sunny and truly charming. Really great place in Soho.
Our meal at the Cupping Room is always b ...
Our meal at the Cupping Room is always breakfast/brunch and it is one of the best in the city which is why we return again and again. Our only major issue over time has been the service. Recently, though, the service had improved significantly--until our last visit. In a room less than half filled we waited forever for a waiter, then we waited forever for our food. No offer to refill water glasses/coffee mugs. Is the service returning to the bad old days? I hope not.
NO Bang for your Buck at the Cup
We had a 1:15 reservation, which we arrived on time for but we did not get seated until almost 2:00. We only got seated because we tracked down the host and asked how much longer it would be, she then took down our name AGAIN and then we waited another 10 minutes for the table. The food was great but extremely over priced for the area and the portions. I had an 18 dollar omelet that probably only had 3 eggs in it. As someone that works with the cupping room and in the NYC restaurant scene I was bummed out that the service and pricing were so poor.
I took my daughter to the Cupping Room Cafe for brunch on Valentine's Day. I selected this restaurant because of its' diverse brunch menu. I was concerned about so many bad reviews about service but decided to give it a try anyway. Glad I did. The atmosphere is very charming. The restaurant was very busy but our waitress was very attentive. The only negative was the drink service. It took 20 minutes to get water and 25 minutes to get drinks. Other than that - no complaints. The food was very good. I had the spinach and ricotta omelette - which I highly recommend. My daughter had the chocolate chip pancakes - also delicious. Look forward to going back and trying other things.
Food wasn't as great as it usually is. My poached eggs weren't runny and they were out of turkey bacon before noon. Way to early to be running out of specific food items. I love cupping room but I wouldn't go there again during a big holiday.
Nice decor, great location, but rushed by staff
Nice place for brunch, but one where they try and rush you out as the last bite is being forked into your mouth. Check -not requested- landed in front of us before we'd finished our drinks, and without checking if we wanted anything else. And even then it cheekily suggested tips going up to 25%! The location is great and the decor is nice though.
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