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Cafe Gitane

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  • French, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Cafes & Coffeehouses
  • 242 Mott St, New York NY10012 40.723117 -73.994728
  • (Btwn Prince & Houston St)
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  • (212) 334-9552
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User Ratings (Based on 50 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 4.1
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 334-9552
(212) 680-1536
Delivery Take Out Cash Only
Daily: 8:30am-12am
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Bistro, Brunch, Catering, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, People Watching, Take Out, Trendy
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
Canal St to St Marks Pl 6th Ave to Essex St

User Reviews

  • Cafe Gitane

    Posted by Paul on 08/08/2009

    Rude hostess

    Great little spot but the attitude is out of control. The host was a polish girl, with a fierce attitude, strutting around as if she was a super model. Talked down to me and my girlfiend, talked to us like we were annoying her, almost as if she wanted to teach us a lesson. I would truly love for the owner to know what kind of people are working there. Our actual waitress was exceptionally nice, to make up for the attitude of the host. Out waitress actually appoligized for her behavoir.

  • Cafe Gitane

    Posted by Space on 05/13/2009


    After a friend took me here a few years ago, this cute little cafe has become my favorite place for lunch and dinner when I'm downtown. I love that the food is really yummy, simple, and fresh. The salads are fantastic and I love all the options for starters. I usually order a little mimosa too which is always fun. Its nice to have a place you know you can stop, sit, and have just a snack if you don't want a whole meal. Since I don't live in NYC anymore I only end up getting to eat here once every month or two, but I have to say, the staff has always been very lovely, and more often than not they recognize my husband and I. I was shocked to see any negative reviews of this place as all my friends really enjoy it as well and have always had good experiences. I'm even wondering if other reviewers mixed it up with another place down the street?

  • Cafe Gitane

    Posted by Matt on 03/18/2009

    Decent place - busy though

    This is a pretty good place to eat in Soho, but beware - some of the sandwiches are already prepared; they simply warm them up for you. The waitress even told me flat out that the menu items cannot be altered in any significant fashion because they are premade. Nonetheless, the food is good and service is good enough to warrant me coming back.

  • Cafe Gitane

    Posted by anon on 02/18/2009

    Good atmosphere, shame about the food

    Great place to hang out, fun atmosphere. We had a really good experience with the service, unlike other people. Food was disappointing. I had the baked pasta with roast tomatoes and gorgonzola - very bland. Overcooked pasta flabbing about in a nondescript creamy sauce with some virtually flavorless tomatoes. The breadcrumbs on top were nice, but when that's the only good thing you have to say about a dish, something's seriously wrong.

  • Cafe Gitane

    Posted by Kat on 01/18/2009

    try the Harisa!

    Oh God this place is sooo good. I've never had bad service or food here. The grilled chicken sandwich is amazing, ask for Harisa, their roasted pepper sauce, spoon it all over that sandwich and dig in! Yummm, I wish I was eating it right now. Also, the Avocadi toast is a great start to your day, or a light lunch. Thick, moist bread with spread with avocado, a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkled with sea salt and chili flakes. mmmm. Or try the parmesan bread salad. A thick cut of cheesy grilled soft moist parmesan and herb bread served with cantaloupe balls wrapped in prosciutto and a little salad with that amazing cinammon-y dressing...put Harisa on the grilled parmesan bread too....My only complaint, no delivery before 5:30! Or I would be eating it right now!

  • Cafe Gitane

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/30/2008

    Rude! waste of time and money...

    We went for a quick dinner after a movie. Very rude waitress, no manners no common sense, full of attitude and not worth a penny of her tip! I have also been there for lunch..same "what are you doing here?" attitude. I thought they were just tired and overworked, but they are just a bunch of mean losers. If you are willing to put up with this for a simple overpriced sandwich and poor selection of wine, go there... better on a weekned for lunch, so you can stay in line for an hour, eat your sandwich or whatever else - WHATEVER, it is nothing special... and leave feeling like a total fool :)

  • Cafe Gitane

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/05/2008

    Disappointing experience all over the map

    Wow, very disappointed after a dinner we just had at this place. I've been here for lunch before and loved it but had a 180 degree experience tonight. Poor wine selection. Tart and bland ceviche full of cabbage bits which always means filler to me. A trout salad that basically consisted of mostly ground walnuts and dried cherries (not to mention a disturbing surprise big chunk of what they called prosciutto but just looked like raw meat scraps mixed into it). And then a chocolate bread pudding that hardly had any chocolate anywhere to be found in it (a token few chunks melted on top as an after thought), was basically a slice of bland croissant custard. Our waitress was completely checked out and her opinions really missed the mark. After her first couple of recommendations I should have learned to order the opposite of whatever she favored. Have to say, my husband ordered the meatballs and they were delicious. But c'est tout and c'est domage! Never again.

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