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Cafe Habana

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  • Mexican, Latin American, Cuban
  • 17 Prince St, New York NY10012 40.722932 -73.994167
  • (At Elizabeth St)
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  • (212) 625-2001
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User Ratings (Based on 97 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.6
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 625-2001
(212) 625-2001
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc Brunch Hours Sat-Sun: 9am-4:30pm
Cafe: 9am-12am Take Out: 11am-11pm
Breakfast, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards, Brunch, Catering, Delivery, Lunch, People Watching, Take Out
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
4th St to Canal St 6th Ave to Essex St

User Reviews

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/23/2007

    great food

    I've been here a few times and the food is always very good. i LOVE the grilled corn, everyone must try it. i love the pork chop they have for dinner. i've tried breakfast once, and it wasn't that great or maybe it was the dish i had. service is a little slow. i waited a good fifteen minutes before even getting water on a hot day! the waitresses always seem busy and are a little unresponsive.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by mimi on 08/16/2007

    Now I Know

    Been meaning to try this place for a while, because as everyone notes, the grilled corn is amazing. So, went last nite on a Wed. Arrive a bit after 6. Did not have to wait at all for a table, but the place was semi busy. Had the corn. Almost went to heaven. OMG it was so good! I like corn on the cob in general, but what makes this different is that they add cheese and spices to it...basically to me, it tasted like eating buttered popcorn covered corn. It was sooo delicious. Also had the grilled skirt steak--it was ok, but tasted kinda bland. My friend noted that it was not as bland the last time she had it so I guess thats a hit or miss. Mango margarita was good and the service was decent--no complaints at all. However it was rather muggy and hot and so we were sweating in there...small place, not sure the AC was really on cuz all the windows and doors were open as well. Would def go back for the corn, and try other dishes on the menu!

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Magoo on 08/15/2007

    Best french toast I've ever had

    Brunch is worth the wait at Cafe Habana. Any time after 12 on the weekends you will wait, and its true, service is spacey at best, but its worth it. I've tried just about everything on the brunch menu, but I keep going back to the french toast. You must try that, and the corn. Be prepared to wait for it though, as the servers don't seem to notice the crowds or be in any rush to get you your drinks. They are always pleasant though. Also, tables are VERY small and close together, so don't come here looking for an intimate conversation, unless you want to include your neighbors.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/20/2007

    Best food ever: but poor service

    Great sandwiches, the best I have ever had, but the staff is surly and unresponsive. What's more, the place is dirty and it was about 100 degrees in there this afternoon. Prices are a little high, but the food is worth it. Best bet -- call ahead and pick up so you can maximize your enjoyment of the food while avoiding the crowds and staff as much as possible.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Pam on 07/06/2007


    I come here from Cherry Hill, NJ. My husband comes more often sometimes for lunch. They always remember him. The owner, the maitre di, and the chef are great. I love this little place because it is so New York. The food is wonderful and the Rojo Viejo is the best we've had outside of Miami. What more can you ask for. If you don't want to try it - don't worry - more room for us.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by live around the corner on 06/03/2007

    I would eat here all the time, BUUUTT

    You're kidding me! The food is great and they play really good tunes - hence the crowds. I've gone for breakfast during the week, brunch on the weekends and dinner whenever (I live around the corner). The food is always great but 9 out of 10 times, somebody pisses me off... and that's hard to do. The staff is just too cool for school. I don't need much attention... You don't even have to be nice to me. Just don't be an *sshole! Seriously... They do so much biz that it doesn't effect their bottom line, and I keep going back. I wish I had the momney to buythe place... I'd fire everybody but the cooks!

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by citywopat on 03/13/2007

    Only thing worth mentioning is Corn!

    I have been here a few times, always trying to find something worthwhile and the only thing that stands out is the grilled corn! I'm sorry but it is JUST a trendy place and you will pay for your small space! The drinks for brunch are horrible and watered down. Probably will not be back here again, UNLESS it changes drastically, which I doubt!

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