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
Extremely disappointing. This was our first visit to the restaurant. Had previously read some good things which is baffling because the food is mediocre at best. We were there for lunch. My companion ordered a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. How hard is it to screw that up. Not very, evidently. It was tasteless and stale. I ordered the fried chicken sandwich. Pretty much the same situation. I had to keep pouring table salt (which I don’t even use) on the sandwich to try to flavor it, to no avail. It tasted like it had been lying around or had been frozen and reheated.
I don’t want to disparage the service however, which was fine. It’s unfortunate that the food was so awful. Will not be returning.
Ahi tuna salad- the tuna was chewy, muddy brown in the middle...sent it back and ordered turkey andouille soup and carrot cake...both were really good! It was my birthday and I was
disappointed at first- ended well. Wait person was very sweet, gave me extra strawberries and was apologetic about the service. Not planning on going back.
The interior was tasteful and clean, and the waiters very accommodating.
The food was OK, but somewhat overcooked. Medium burger was past well-done, and the french fries were dark brown and crunchy. Very good frozen lemonade with mint and honey.
The biggest disappointment was Bloody Marys : too much ice, little spice , very bland
Cupping Room gets surprisingly high reviews and I can guess it is not for food quality but for the warm neighborhood vibe.
The food was surprisingly horrible. I can’t recall ever saying I’ve had a horrible meal in NYC until now.
If you enjoy open mic night in a warm neighborhood atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. Eat before you go!
Went there for brunch. Food very good except for the waffle, which somehow was rubbery. Eggs, though, were fine. Chicken sausage was awesome! One of us ordered sourdough, and the waiter brought whole wheat by mistake. He addressed the situation by asking if whole wheat was OK, with body language suggesting that he did not want to bring the correct item.
Had a wonderful breakfast at the Cupped by room. We sat at one of the entrances facing the street, it was sprinkling outside and this was a perfect place to sit and enjoy a meal as the rain passed by. It was perfect for an intimate breakfast with my wife. We enjoyed a couple omelettes which were healthy portions. We also had some coffee and mimosas. It was a great experience and would definitely return. The street view was one of my favorite parts.
The Cupping Room was once a lunch destination for my friend who worked in Soho and me for finding it to be, with Hundred Acres, the best breakfast in the area.
The food is no longer my reason to go there. I don't dig how the new chef does things.
Sitting at the bar for a glass of wine or a cocktail is great. And if you have a seated meal if Darrin or Nas is your server, you will be in excellent hands.
I came here with a group of 8 -- we had family in town. The service and food were fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meal and loved the atmosphere. One thing to note - I booked our table only a couple of hours beforehand, which I learned I shouldn't do in the future as the restaurant's seating system can't take such short notice reservations. Fortunately, another reservation for 8 people cancelled at the last minute and they seated us at their table. Just something to keep in mind!
No wait for a table at ~noon on a Saturday which is why we went. Service was excellent and the food came out pretty fast. The quality/taste of the food was just alright. Not bad, but nothing special. Prices are high for what you get. Overall good not great.
Everything was very good except I had the WORST Bloody Mary ever. It was bland, tasteless even though we ordered them with Ketel vodka, and filled only half a glass with too many garnishes. The bartender should take a trip up to Cafe Un Deux Trois to sample what this drink should taste like. As long as you don't order a Bloody Mary, I recommend the Cupping Room.
We went for Sunday brunch had 11:45 reservations and we were seated when we arrived.
Loved the feeling of the this cafe- friendly people, brick walls, quirky artwork. Food was awesome my husband and son had the design your own eggs Benedict. My daughter had
pancakes and scrambled eggs and I had the French toast with a heaping side of fresh berries.
Everyone loved their meals!!
I work in Tribeca and has passed many times going to the Gourmet Garage on Broome Street.
Had a friend from Memphis in NYC for a visit and we came and it was terrific!!!
Love the breakfast/brunch available every day and will keep it in mind for special occasions.
Ambience was wonderful; service was attentive and the food was excellent.
I recommend it highly.
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!
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