We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Effy's Cafe

1638 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10128-3618
+1 212-427-8900
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
06:00 - 21:30All hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
1638 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10128-3618
Write a Review
Reviews (23)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

No atmosphere but we didn't care. The food was made fresh and the service was excellent. The Israeli breakfast was delish and very plentiful. The grilled cheese was outstanding! There are many Israeli dishes, eggs, wraps and salads to choose from. A variety of coffees,...More

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed my breakfast here of classic shakshauka and kale whale juice. While travelling I had with colleagues the first time and returned solo for a repeat as I enjoyed it so much. The gentleman who served me the second time was worried the...More

Thank Melbthirtysomethimg
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I had a brunch at this place, the food was good, the price was sweet and well situated in the area. A small regret, the salad was not fresh...

Thank Florian-T-81
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Good prices. Fresh food Great Mediterranean selection Good place to just see you can read the paper for one hour. Without anyone bother you

Thank sunny j
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Pros: super affordable, fresh made-to-order, friendly service. Cons: not much of an atmosphere, they were out of a lot of stuff for 7:00 on a Tuesday. I was going to a concert at the 92nd street Y. Looked up places to eat nearby and found...More

Thank Piscatawaygal
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Small place with a decent menu and fair prices: latte: $3.50; large fruit salad $3.50; sausage omelette $8.95; waffles $8.95. Food is worth going back for. Main gripe is being seated at a table with a dirty/used paper cover. Effy's uses butcher block paper to...More

Thank rockwell121
Reviewed 3 March 2016

was here last week the food was good and fresh prices were right i dont live in the area but next time i am the upper west i will be back

Thank Efi J
Reviewed 26 May 2015

This review of for the 96th St location...my food was awesome! The veggie burger was very tasty and the tahini sauce on it was some of the best I've even had...everything was very fresh....would go again

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 19 February 2015

i love this place great food , great prices , me and my boyfriend really enjoy breakfast at effys very friendly people there not place to meet people and mingal if thats what you like plus great eye candy place

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Me and my family really enjoyed breakfast at Effy´s Cafe! The employees are very friendly and the manager was always very nice to us. We lovred the bagel and the homus.

2  Thank Mariana D
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
Nearby Restaurants
Naruto Ramen
128 reviews
.17 km away
114 reviews
.16 km away
44 reviews
.12 km away
Parlor Steakhouse
111 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
The New York Mosque
8 reviews
.40 km away
Second Avenue Subway
6 reviews
.36 km away
Citifari Photo Tours
384 reviews
.11 km away
Haunted Manhattan
42 reviews
.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Effy's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1638 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10128-3618
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-427-8900
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing