Greenwich Village & SoHo
Cafes and Breakfast Spots
"The practical and printable map and guide to New York City's Greenwich Village and SoHo"
nycatelier map Key Plan
Public Art
Old Photos
Street Extensions
HABS Buildings
Public Parks
Specialty Foods
Live Music
Comedy & Theater
Cafes &
1. Cafe Borgia
2. The Cupping Room
3. Country Cafe
4. Le Gamin
5. Petal Belle
6. Once Upon a Tart
7. Cafe Reggio
8. Caffe Vivaldi
Cafes and Breakfast Spots:
The above map illustrates some of the variety of cafes within Greenwich Village and Soho. Indicated above, and described below, are some of the more noteable cafes due to the quality of their offerings, their style, or their history. Cafes have always been synonymous with the Village style, of relaxing over a coffee with good friends and discussing anything from the arts, to politics. Sit down, order a coffee, and enjoy the scene.
1. Cafe Borgia II, 161 Prince Street
Cafe Borgia, around since the 70's, is a great place for a coffee, sandwich, or soup, and to take in the SoHo atmosphere from their small outdoor cafe tables. The croissant sandwiches are particularly good, and the chocolate cake should not be missed if you have the room.

2. The Cupping Room Cafe, 359 West Broadway
One of the oldest & more classic restaurants/cafes in Soho (est. 1977). It has exposed brick walls, high tin ceilings, a pot-belly stove & fresh cut flowers. Serving breakfast (7:30am), lunch & dinner, Open until 2am Friday & Saturday, Full liquor bar (special drink events every night), Full coffee bar, Live music Wednesdays & Fridays, All desserts, breads & pasta are made daily on premises.

3. Country Cafe, 69 Thompson
Country Cafe is an adorable French cafe that serves great French and Moroccan food, with a SoHo ambience and reasonable prices. The interior feels like a French country house, and is the France that you don't experience your first time visiting. The front windows look out on the busy, glamorous streets of SoHo, while you are stunned that something this bucolic and winning could be so convenient.

4. Le Gamin, 132 West Houston at Sullivan Street.
Le Gamine Cafe/Creperie was founded by Robert Arbor in 1992 in SoHo. It's Authentic French casual decor, neighborhood vibe and great food can now be found in several locations in the city.

5. Petal Belle, 156 Sullivan
A recent addition to the Cafe scene in SoHo, this Belgian style storefront offers authentic Belgian waffles and the regular assortment of coffees.

6. Once Upon a Tart, 135 Sullivan Street
Great tarts! Of course they also have a wonderful assortment of sandwiches, soups, and the like, all of which makes for a great lunch. Popular for the SoHo scene of casual lunch eaters on the break for their day.

7. Caffe Reggio, 119 MacDougal Street
At the heart of Caffe Reggio is our magnificent espresso machine, for many years the source of our famous specialty. Cappuccino first became popular in Italy at the beginning of the last century, and soon after was introduced in America by the original owner of Caffe Reggio, Domenico Parisi. Our splendid espresso machine, made in 1902, was the first of its kind. Its ornate chrome and bronze exterior houses an impressive marriage of engineering and design. Given pride of place in the caffe, the machine symbolizes our rich history as pioneers of taste.

8. Caffe Vivaldi, 32 Jones Street
"Caffe Vivaldi exudes an old-world European languor-a small irony, since it was opened in the '80s by an industrious emigre from Pakistan. A weathered bench runs along one wall; the wall opposite, cluttered with somber black-and-white portraits of classical composers, is recognizable from films by Al Pacino and Woody Allen. For the past decade or so, the cafe has featured live music nightly: jazz, classical or folk, depending on the night" -JazzTimes(Jan-Feb'05)