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French Roast Cafe Downtown

$$ - $$$
Greenwich Village
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78 W 11TH St, New York City, NY 10011-8630
+1 212-533-2233
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:00
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Hong Kong, China
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped-in for a breakfast at the bar during Easter Weekend. Appears that French Roast has undergone a bit of a refresh w some new tables including a large shared table new chairs and a bit of polish - nice touches. Juan is behind the bar working his magic w drinks and delightfully creative coffees - he is an artistic barista.... More 

2 Thank KaiserBrit
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Best coffee. Open 24 / 7. See what the beautiful people look like when they've been out all night. See lovely December / May affairs. Drink rose.

Thank eva5555
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I am travelling alone. The restaurant was a haven for me at the end of long days. Good service. Nice food. Nothing to dislike.

Thank BalmainKat
Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Ask friendly bar tender Juan to serve you a bichon frise with your creamy latte. It has a wonderful brunch and serves until late good French food.

Thank scarletdancer
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

When I first lived in NY, this was as reliable as a bumpy cab ride. And twenty years later, Late night, a good steak.

Thank Anthony2013
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

First of all, open 24 hours is super convenient. We ate there three times while we stayed at the nearby Larchmont Hotel. Their breakfast was especially great, and we also LOVED their seasonal offering of pumpkin ravioli.

Thank Jazzbeach
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Great place to have french inspired food, great service and good coffee . Lovely corner. I really enjoy soup d'onion, real french flavour

Thank Laura R
London, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Found this corner cafe before seightseeing day and what a nice surprise... Some bussiness people were sitting on the bar for an early lunch another couple of tables full of locals, were having brunch/lunch... The service was very efficient and friendly. the brunch looked and tasted excellent... Just what we needed for our 2nd day in ny sightseeing from uk.....

Thank cookiedave
Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Great ambiance and service. Stopped here for breakfast one morning. I had the bagel with salmon and they gave me plenty of salmon. The coffee was very good. The café is on a corner, so with a window seat we were able to do plenty of people watching.

Thank Brittaney B
Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The coffee was very good but the prices seemed too high for the atmosphere. Nice to be able to sit outside.

Thank Peggy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 W 11TH St, New York City, NY 10011-8630
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-2233

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

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