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Cornerstone Cafe

17 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-7438
+1 212-228-1260
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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17 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-7438
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We went to brunch here on a Sunday in December. My nephew lives in Brooklyn and loves the place. Since we were a party of 6 we had to wait as the place is very small. But groups of 2 seemed to get in pretty...More

Thank deacon1957
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived early Friday morning 11/24 and was going to have breakfast we were the first ones there and greeted nicely by staff ordered our coffee and water. Water was brought and it had a live cockroach in it. I didn’t see it until I...More

Thank RC1969
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Had steak for breakfast as is the American way. Absolutely incredible with perfectly cooked eggs and lashings of hot sauce. Potatoes were excellent and nice to see some token salad on the plate which is rare in NYC but was a nice touch. Lovely service...More

Thank 807BryceP807
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast we had in NY. Worth the trip to the lower East side. Get in early to avoid line. For $4 u can expect a great breakfast and excellent service sitting inside or outside. We paid $3 extra for bacon and got more than...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Had the biggest breakfast and was literally $4. It was so good and service was impeccable by the most handsome Italian waiters. Would love to go back every day if I could.

Thank Trish P
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this Italian style cafe on our walk around lower east side. The prices are reasonable along with good food to match. There's a dark bar like feeling to this spot which made the tables inside not as pleasant as the outdoor seating...More

Thank Kel_London1
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Me and my wife visited here on Thursday 21st September with a Groupon voucher which i had purchased before my trip to New York. We had two mains with sides and two desserts and two drinks. i had Steak which was superb and Pecan pie...More

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant for lunch. Very nice & polite stuff, low prices, delicious huge hamburger , good atmosphere in a unique neighborhood close to Tompkins park. This restaurant perfectly fits for children and for us it was a great choice. In the future we'll come back...More

Thank TomersNet
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I found they were doing a special on Groupon and took advantage of it. Our waiter Rene' was very friendly and explained the dishes to us and offer us recommendation, My friend had the rib-eye steak cook to perfection served with a side order of...More

Thank Chin S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Been here multiple times - the food is consistently good, service fast and attentive and the prices are great for the neighborhood. Happy hour wine specials are great value and breakfast/brunch is always popular. Get here early on the weekend to avoid a wait.

Thank raverusa
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10 October 2017|
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Response from glynis h | Reviewed this property |
I would advise you book. It's quite small. We even booked a table for pre dinner cocktails.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-7438
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-1260
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