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Cafe Luka

$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
1319 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-8650
+1 212-585-2205
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1319 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-8650
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Absolutely the best hosts in all of NYC. Very good food served quickly but not rushed after receiving plates.

Thank arthur g
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe Luka offers a broad menu of reasonable entrees - amazingly inexpensive for Manhattan. Every entree after 5 throws in a choice of Margarita or sangria free. For sure, much more food than I could eat. Best of all is the friendly and helpful staff....More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of great breakfast, lunch and dinner options. It was a diner type menu. I had the corned beef rubin special. Delicious and very lean. Husband had a bagel that was so so and the soup was very salty. Prices were fair for NYC and...More

Thank Anne689
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I ordered poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and lox. The eggs were overcooked, the hollandaise tasted awful (probably from a vending machine) and the lox was probably the cheapest quality salmon they could find. Honestly I'm surprised because breakfast food is usually difficult to mess...More

Thank Daje2
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

After going in to the restaurant every time we go to the hospital now I was a patient. So I ordered online and had it delivered and it was quick and hot

Thank john f
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Place is a diner which made for my needs. Ate there twice. Chicken ceasar wrap was generous though maybe a bit heavy on dressing. Next night, western omlette. Sizable and traditional. Very good. I didn't like hash browns. Thought maybe they were sweet potatoes, maybe...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We had dinner one night. My wife and joked that every in the restaurant was older (like us) because of the diner type food. I had a burger which was good and mine wife had a salad which she enjoyed.

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Good selection of breakfast foods, great omelets and pancakes, love the hash browns, Large cups of coffee, filtered drinking water, Fruits, lots of selections for cereal, fruit cups, eggs benedict, waffles, all types of bread for toast. rolls, bagels, Mimosas and bloody mary's, they also...More

Thank EdwardTiano
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

$8 for two eggs (just 2 eggs nothing else)...I get they need to make a proft but that is nearly a 4,000% markup. Also my pancakes looked and tasted like dessert yellow cake. Guess they ran out of pancake batter?

Thank David B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is around the corner from our co-op but we had not been there in a long time. I had the eggs florentine (eggs over a spinach scramble) and my husband had an omelet. The food and service were good but the coffee was very,...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1319 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-8650
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-585-2205
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