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Morning Star Cafe

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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was a recommendation from our hotel as we arrived super early in the morning before check-in. The waiter was so nice. My 11 year old LOVED the waffle s'more so much we went back another morning during our stay. It is busy on the weekend but not impossible. Food is basic diner but good and affordable breakfast for NYC.

1 Thank Muriel T
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place for breakfast. Quick service. Good prices. The food was great. Would return (we did) again and again

Thank GaryJWalker
Bath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Reasonable prices and really good food, I would definitely recommend and visit again. The burger wasn't greasy just really tasty.

Thank Paula W
Philadelphia, Pa.
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ate breakfast here twice on a recent NYC trip, and will definitely be back. Although they call it a "cafe," in my book this is really more of a diner. That's not a bad thing! Wide range of choices, unpretentious service, a counter you can sit at, etc. Service was friendly and efficient on both occasions, although on weekend mornings... More 

Thank BriPhilly
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe, no frills just friendly service, good food, nice coffee and lovely avocado on toast! We went for breakfast and dinner (different days!) And found both times to be good value with generous portions. If we'd stayed in NYC longer, I think we'd have gone back again!

Thank ClaireRoots
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just about the best place to get breakfast in Mid Town. Super friendly and accommodating. Good is good and reasonably priced. Don't visit New York without a full belly, and don't miss this gem!

Thank Simon L
Winter Park, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's a bit deceiving when you first look in the window, but there is a restaurant in there. The staff is very nice and the food is very reasonably priced and quite good. I had the French toast, as did my husband, along with bacon and eggs. The coffee is very good too. We grabbed a couple of muffins on... More 

Thank Beth H
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Very happy we found this little gem round the corner from our hotel. Lovely food and not bad value for money

Thank saraht1993
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A 24 hr cafe. What more could a restless tourist hope for. The cafe itself was very quiet and everyone keeps to themselves, perfect for someone like me that likes to go around unnoticed. The breakfast i had was beautiful. However the portion sizes were HUGE. The prices were reasonable for Midtown/East NY and is a must go for non... More 

Thank Nadia L
Astoria, New York
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546 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Morningstar is becoming my regular Friday night diner where I hang out when I am with friends in midtown. They are not usually busy at that time as most goers are hitting the bars nearby. Service is quick and friendly and there are always plenty of spaces at the booth and tables. All in all a quiet place to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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