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Posted by love brunch on 03/12/2006
We went for Saturday brunch and were very disappointed. Ordered the eggs benedict – the eggs were undercooked and the homefries were bland and undercooked. I don’t understand why people wait to eat brunch here. Having noted this – it is a fun place to have drinks after work, just not a tasty brunch!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2005
The Coffee Shop is not high end cuisine. It's a lively, hip, social place with good but not great food at approporiate prices. We go occasionally when we need an informal casual place that has a fun, hip atmosphere. The people (and Waitress) watching is good too.
Posted by Fun and Food on 11/05/2005
Give me a break. How can you not love this place? It's ALWAYS packed and lively. Those who diss this place are just haters. The staff is gorgeous and nice, but yes sometimes painfully slow. The food is a great value, I had a tuna Steak for 17 bucks that was the same as blue water across the street except half the price. Lighten up and remember, eating out should be FUN Coffee Shop is FUN.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/28/2005
Coffee Shop is so over-hyped. The menu is bizarre and not really Brazilian at all, the prices are high, the waitresses act like they're on an America's Next Top Model audition, and it's noisy beyond belief. If you're looking for a good late-night spot to meet someone of the oposite sex over drinks, it's great, though. It's always lively and fun, but whatever you do, stay away from the meal service.
This is a place that attracts a particular type of waitress. Apparantly, many actresses and models have been "discovered" here, which attracts hot, but not-so-competent waitresses. My experience involved waiting 1/2 an hour to be seated, another 1/2 hour before a waitress came by, another hour to get food and after waiting 45 minutes for the check, I had to get up and go hunt it down myself. The food is not too good and could never warrant the service.
Posted by Sydney Guy on 09/24/2005
We are frequent NYC visitors but this was our first Coffee Shop visit. It was late on a Friday night and the place was packed, but our very glam waitress was friendly enough, kept our water topped-up, and made us feel welcome. The food was surprisingly good - I had scallop risotto and it was great. It took 20 minutes to arrive, which is a good sign when one orders risotto, and I was not disappointed. My partner had a burger which was huge and juicy. The cheese-fries, also a first for us, were something that we probably wouldn't try again, but they were just what we anticipated. The restaurant was noisy, lively and the music was pounding. Most importantly, everyone was having a good time. We will certainly drop by for a no-fuss, good-value dinner on our next trip the the Apple.
Posted by kips bay lady on 08/27/2005
We went here for brunch. It took a while to get a hostess to seat us, even though it was not crowded at all. We wanted a table in the front of the restaurant, but the hostess told us that the table was reserved. That didn't seem to be true because they don't even take reservations for brunch. She sat us all the way in the back of the restaurant where the music was blasting so loud that we could not hear each other. The food was nothing special. We could have gone to a typical diner and paid half the price of Coffee Shop. The home fries were so salty. I had to rub off the salt off. My toasts were burnt. They didn't even have whole grain toast.