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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 good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“morning star” (23 reviews)
“pancakes” (38 reviews)
“french toast” (21 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast on a Saturday morning at around 7.30am, no wait, seated immediately. Very prompt food, staff friendly and very a attentive with the coffee pot. Just what we imagined a diner would be like. Great food and coffee and used by locals which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Raymondson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for breakfast three times during our trip to NYC. Excellent choice for breakfasts, extremely efficient and friendly staff, one of those places that is really busy but runs like clockwork. Set us up for the day each time, a real local gem in a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank janettJ2195WQ
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Looking for somewhere for Breakfast we came across this place with friendly staff and the best Eggs Benedict ever. Good portions at a reasonable price, would recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mitchm72
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

No wait at 8:30 on a Saturday morning. And super FAST service, maybe a 5 minute wait for a table of 4. We had pancakes, omelettes, and bacon. Would try again in a quick hurry. The other plates around us looked delicious too with avocados...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KelliCrane
Reviewed 28 October 2018

It was luck that we found the Morning Star Cafe, an eatery that is open 24 hours. Dinner produced very generous servings of food, so much so that we were unable to eat it all. Breakfast was a similar situation. We could not do justice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SueLiz46
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

British couple visiting NYC for the first time and wanted an authentic dining experience- we were not disappointed! The menu has all the usual American favourites and service was speedy but we weren’t rushed. I had the buckwheat pancakes with bacon and my husband had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank suziew987
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The next place for breakfast near Pod 51,since they had just a small bar. You can get the typical american breakfast, different combinations of eggs, omlete, pancaces. The place is very, busy, staff nice but under stress. Price per Person 15-17 $.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aeskulap1
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this no frills diner and discovered a hidden gem. Very wide choice for breakfast - we had corn-beef hash (warming, savoury and hearty) and eggs Benedict (perfect poached eggs with a good slathering of hollandais, ham and muffin, plus home fries) the food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fishingforziggy
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Small but packs a punch with great service and a huge breakfast menu. Kids loved their meals and the adults didn’t know where to start. We will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Just wanted a diner not a place with a $5 cappucino. This place ticked all the boxes-two eggs with bacon and refill coffees.Liked it so much went back every day we were in the city weekends there was a line outside the door

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank craig i
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Megan D
20 October 2015|
Response from 1,919 | 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 East
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown East
  • Phone Number: +1 212-588-1050
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