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Morning Star Cafe

949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
+1 212-588-1050
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“morning star” (21 reviews)
“pancakes” (31 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended this place for quick and low cost (by NY standards) breakfast... dropped by at 7:30 on Sunday morning, place was filled with mix of locals and a school trip party. Encouraging signs! Service was quick , portions fair size without being excessive and...More

Thank oxfordquin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all of the positive reviews, my husband and I stopped by for breakfast during our trip to New York. We were not impressed at all with the food. My omelette was extremely dry, coffee was bad, and my husband’s eggs benedict was drowning...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here twice on this trip. The food was very good. Service was good. It's just a little local place with a lot of breakfast options, and it's very reasonable - not just by New York standards, but by normal standards. Highly recommend for...More

Thank kgs1958
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Many New Yorkers advised us to visit for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Friendly staff, quick service and a huge menu with a great choice. An old cosy traditional café which is very busy, fully recommended and open 24 hours apart from Sunday when...More

Thank steve m
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The NYC breakfast option has become so healthy....it's all avocado, salmon, grains...etc!! Which is great because there are some obese unhealthy people in the US!! We did however, crave a traditional pancakes, eggs type of place and although the Morning Star does offer very healthy...More

Thank lowportkid01
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

OMG! The breakfast was absolutely amazing in this cafe! Reasonably priced, really helpful staff and delicious food! This place set us up for the day...

Thank AntoniaCraigWoody
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The prices were not bad for NYC. I would say mid-range. This is a very casual, diner type place. The service and food were both good. All four of us enjoyed our breakfast. We would definitely return to this place in the future.

Thank CinderChicago
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Eat there every time I stay in NYC. Amazed how they can offer such a variety of food. Plus its open 24 hours.

Thank CarolHeflin
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Morning Star Cafe is a great old school diner. I had breakfast here a few times on a recent visit and I would go back again. The portions were good size and the food was typical diner, comfort food.

Thank Vtok4me
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Since moving into the neighborhood over the winter, my wife and I had planned to find a Saturday morning when we could have breakfast at the Morning Star Cafe. Having walked past the place often and always found it busy, Morning Star seemed like a...More

Thank TheBeat427
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Megan D
20 October 2015|
Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry no idea! It was certainly very well run but didn't notice who was running it all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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