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Sambuca's Cafe & Desserts

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Little Italy
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105 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-4649
+1 212-431-0408
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We visited Sambuca's cafe today (feb 6,2016) after visiting the bakery across the road. We had a little one with us so we were desperate to sit somewhere warm for a coffee with bathrooms for our little one to use. We were greeted in a friendly fashion and told to sit where ever we liked. We ordered 2 cappuccinos &... More 

Thank tiggerqueensland
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and hot chocolate to warm up. We had a lovely greeting from a very nice lady who was particularly nice to our little boy. Warm, cosy atmosphere. Apparently the cheesecake was great here too! She recommended visiting the Church next door to see the beautiful Nativity scene and we did. It really was beautiful and so... More 

Thank PMM22
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Atmosphere: very cool little café in Little Italy Food: The cannoli's were good but small for the price ($2 each or 3 for $5). Drink: The hot chocolate was really good, but again, pricey.

Thank JMayfield12
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

From first entering-when we weren't even greeted to sitting down and not being given menus for 10 minutes to awful pizza, it could not have gotten much worse. Staff shouting at each other and customers awful service at least if the food was good we would have not been too annoyed. A frozen goodfellas pizza would have been nicer, soooo... More 

Thank Mariadon221
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I was shopping in wet Chinatown, when I came across this Cafe , and decided to escape the bad weather . This cafe served delicious cake to supplement the smooth coffee.

Thank Boudin882
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

My auntie and I bought cannollis from across the street, decided we would like to sit out and have a coffee. We sat down, woman who I think to be the owner burst out the door, you can't eat that there (box of cakes unopened). I said oh we are going to order coffee we need a seat. She continued... More 

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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Stumbled along this place. It was ok, we had three drinks a piece and a pizza. The pizza was tasty but small. Drinks decent. Service was ok and friendly.

Thank David L
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

We stopped here to try the tiramisu and have a break from sightseeing. One carafe of red and a few hours later we left feeling like we had made new friends. The staff were friendly and helpful and the wine was delicious! It wasn't the cheapest cafe bar we have ever stopped at but the atmosphere and service softened the... More 

Thank doodlemug
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The strudel and tiramisu were ok, but to pay 8USD for a cappuccino that was nothing special it is way overpriced as the place is really nothing special. I wanted to take the bill, but then the waitress said that I can not and brought me some other peace of paper. Seems like they like to cheat the tourists.

Thank Erik G
Norrkoping, Sweden
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

I visited this place during the Feast of San Gennaro and had a really good time. The apple pie was great and so was the service. Be sure to visit this place when youre near Mulberry Street!

Thank Daniel G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-4649
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-431-0408

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

Staying in Little Italy

Neighbourhood Profile
Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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