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Cafe Orlin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Village
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41 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-7947
+1 212-777-1447
09:00 - 01:00
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Sun 08:30 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 01:00
Fri 09:00 - 02:00
Sat 08:30 - 02:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It could have been great but the service was terrible. The food is good, but the experience itself was bad when the waitress serves him in a terrible mood. She was not even trying to pretend she was liking or at least making an effort to be polite. She was clearly miserable to serve us. We felt bad, we were... More 

Thank pamdani
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in New York City for 47 years, and Orlin has always been my café of choice. Yes, even after all those years of trying new places, visiting familiar ones, Orlin still continues to top my list. WHY? Food and prices. Over the years Orlin has provided an every changing menu without ever having to break the bank.... More 

Thank MayLehmannNYC
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I've lived in the East Village for forty-five years and this is still my favorite brunch stop. There's a middle-Eastern flavor to the menu and all of the food is fresh, delicately cooked, and delivered by a bevy of servers who all seem to be hip, attractive, locals who all look and dress to fit the anti-establishment image of the... More 

Thank phillyphil2015
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch. The service was great. The food above average. The hummus appetizer was outstanding. It pains me when I want a refill on coffee and it is another charge. Who only wants one small cup of coffee?

Thank donna w
Sydney, Australia
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766 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Hard to go wrong at the wonderful Cafe Orlin (except if you get there too late) - food's high quality, great value for money, helpful staff and good (not great) coffee. Enjoy.

Thank Riddoch88
Montreal, Canada
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153 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Third or fourth time here for breakfast. Had the Tunisian plate: eggs properly poached, Tunisian tomato-based sauce was very tasty, potatoes well cooked and the coffee was excellent. Service was very efficient and pleasant. Great vibe here, worth a visit (or 5)...

Thank BM_Mtl
Hampton, Virginia
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our son took us to Cafe Orlin and we loved it! It's a quaint little place with a lot of energy. The food was fresh and excellent. The pumpkin pancakes were amazing!! Our server, Kat, was friendly and very attentive. Can't wait to try this place again!

Thank pennypbj
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We have found this place on Google and it is amazing. I had the breakfast special, eggs, potatoes and bread, everything was perfectly cooked, that cappuccino was really good, and I'm Italian, my expectations on coffee related stuff is pretty high! My friends had pancakes and they were really as good as they looks. Super suggested for a good breakfast!... More 

Thank Alessandro I
Boston, Massachusetts
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425 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great brunch place! Pretty good prices, nice options, great smoked salmon, good outdoor space. Exactly what you would expect from a good brunch place in this area.

Thank David P
West Jordan, Utah
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good pasta, the hummus appetizer was great, just wish we had more stuff to scoop up the hummus. Service was perfect.

Thank HowellPartyof5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-7947
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-1447

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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