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Europan Times Square
Posted by James Peter on 08/05/2010
Six days in arguably the greatest city on Earth allowed us to spoil our senses through food, entertainment, and great company. This all came to a screeching halt upon our arrival at Europan Bakery and Cafe. There was surely nothing European about this venue, other than the snippy attitude we received from our hosts. I ordered a simple dish: the hamburger. In my yearning to silence the rumblings in my stomach, I applied logic and sensibility to my decision: I needed something quick, familiar, and unfathomably difficult for anyone to screw up. Hamburger bun, patty, lettuce, tomatoes; Go. They failed miserably. How quick they were to accept my cash payment, and easily they forgot my simple 1-item order. The rumblings grew louder. Upon numerous Canadian style friendly reminders, the cook proceeds to pull a meat patty from God knows where and place it in the microwave. Things were not looking good. I withhold my reservations, I’m Canadian we give everything a chance here, most of the time two. I dive in and take a bite. The meat is tasteless and tough. I said two chances right? The second bite yields a cold velvet center: red. Enough is enough, I make my way back to the counter and speak with the presumed manager. I politely inform him that the meat is not cooked. His reply? "That’s how people like it here!" Exclamation point is verbatim to his tone. Well then, I ask him I would much rather prefer my meat patty to be well done. He pauses, looks at me straight in the eyes, and says with a tinge of condescendence I will let you know when it’s ready, sir. Go figure the closest thing this establishment had to being European was me being called Sir. Of course, he then proceeds to put the whole plate in the microwave; why not just the patty I wondered? Now this ensured the buns, the lettuce, and the tomatoes would be irreversibly damaged. I give up! I give up! Please, the rumblings themselves are giving out rumblings of their own at this point! At the very least, I am glad to report that the night wasn’t entirely ruined with this sub-standard service, for there will always be a ‘dollar-a-slice’ pizza around a friendly corner.
Posted by Pam & Wendy on 12/22/2008
This is a very small place, but the turn over time is pretty quick. We ate breakfast here. Food as very good and quite reasonable. You get a lot of food for the money. Will go back again.
Posted by Tally FL on 04/21/2008
Good variety of tasty panini chips that come with them are very good. Excellent breakfast items. Some of the baked items looked better than they tasted, but isn't that almost always true? Friendly and efficient service. Very good choice open 24 hours for all kinds of cravings.
Posted by Nichole J. on 03/22/2008
This was our first time in NYC and we were very limited on time. But I had heard this place was good, so we decided to try it. We had a panini, which came with chips and a pickle. The panini was fantastic. Very fresh tasting, not something that had been sitting around forever. I regret not getting a salad, because you pick what you want and they toss it for you right there. They looked really yummy. The baked goods looked amazing. Yeah, it was small. Yeah, the seating was a little cramped and crowded. I heard someone complaining. It's New York, people. What do you expect? There's only so much room! We plan on going back next year, and when we are in that area, we will definately stop to eat at Europan.
Posted by Toolip63 on 07/01/2007
We were lucky enough to be staying at the Westin right next door to Europan. We really enjoyed the fresh sandwiches and the convenience. The cheese cake was really good. We ate there several times and it was always good. Service was very good and they are fast!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2007
I ran across EuroPan while traveling on business. The crepes are out of this world! Certainly something I couldn't get back home. The next day I grabbed a sandwich for the road. It was tasty as well. Next time I'm in NYC, I will be sure to stop by.
Posted by KarenB on 04/17/2007
They try and trick you with the window display filled with delicious looking baked goods. Muffins are dry and flavorless, chicken in the wrap was fatty. Unlikely to return.