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Morning Star Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
+1 212-588-1050
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 06:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Another cafe not too far from our hotel so we popped in for brekkie and weren't disappointed. Food was very nice, along with the service. $30 for two good sized breakfasts, two coffees and pancakes to share. Excellent value for money!

Thank Genk91
Boston, Massachusetts
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633 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Visited here for lunch with the kids and menu looked decent outside so we stopped in for a quick bite. Menu is pretty large and is everything from breakfast all day to burgers and sandwiches and entrees etc. Staff was friendly but like any NYC restaurant, it was close quarters and the booths were tight. Ordered a few grill cheeses... More 

Thank lip89
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

It was around the corner from my hotel so I ate there several times. I needed larger breakfasts for the long days of walking. It's a diner so it worked for me.

1 Thank Shmeder
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I stumbled upon this gem during the height of winter storm Jonas when the city was effectively shut down. The Morning Star Cafe was one of maybe a handful of restaurants open, and as such, were getting smashed by orders for walk ins and deliveries. Through it all though, I watched a service manager keep his cool and stay honest... More 

1 Thank Brett W
Cleveland, Ohio
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164 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Friendly warm. With booths & counter seats. Small place. Food was awesome. Coffee was great. Customers mostly local- always a good sign. Lots of 2 go orders going out. I had avocado toast, my husband had eggs, toast, sausage & home fries. Home fries & sausage were particularly good. Eggs perfect. Huge menu of choices. Probably 20 different omelets. Will... More 

Thank Gardengrl3
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I ate here twice (breakfast and dinner) and found the penne alla vodka to be really good. The menu is extensive and offers something for everyone in every price point. A real local joint, not touristy. Good service

Thank bonnieblue628
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

This is a small diner which serves great pancakes as well as eggs of all sorts and sandwiches. Good service, good prices.

Thank Josh C
Albany, New York
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Classic diner menu. Friendly service. Excellent quality ingredients. Packed with locals. Real food. Prices are moderate for NYC.

Thank Mr O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Nice Breakfast. Great Cafe, new york style cafe. This isnt a posh place but its clean, nice service and decent breakfast at a great price.

Thank bunterbobs
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I've never felt more like I was in New York than when I was in this place. 24 diner, proper American food, and the kind of friendly service I'd hoped to find in the city. Reasonably priced and I don't think I ever needed to find lunch after starting my day with breakfast here. The eggs were fantastic - Huevos... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-588-1050

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