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“Cozy casual lunch”
Review of Once Upon a Tart

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Ranked #75 of 388 Bakeries in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$35
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: SoHo
Description: Beloved by the community since its inception, Once Upon a Tart is a bakery, coffee shop, cozy neighborhood restaurant, and caterer spread between two historic storefronts on Sullivan Street in New York City. One storefront holds all of our classic baked goods and a coffee shop. The other side is a full-service restaurant with home-style cooking in a casual setting.
New York City
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cozy casual lunch”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

If you're visiting SoHo, try Once Upon a Tart (on Sullivan south of Houston) for a homemade soup and sandwich or salad or mini-tart. Everything is homemade and delicious. The few tiny white marble tables give the place a warm bistro feel. Madelines and ginger cookies for dessert make this one of my faves. The space is tiny, and the menu is limited but inventive (sweet pea and almond soup)....but it's my go-to when I'm in the neighborhood. They also have a take-out place a few doors down if you want to load up on the tarts (savory or sweet) and muffins and cookies for home. Also, ginger iced tea...yum.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank gkellyNewYorkCity
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very tasty sandwiches”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

We were looking to eat at Dutch, but with no reservation, we were told 45 minute wait! Starving, we came across this little sandwich bar. I had the pork sandwich which was excellent. We both had the pea & almond soup which was very good but very rich. We had a blueberry tart to go which was yummy! Would definitely come back if in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Sregdab28
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Staffordshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Please, please, please eat here!”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

We happened upon this gorgeous little patisserie quite by chance on our walk into central New York from Battery park.
It's only a small little store selling the most wonderful homemade muffins, cakes and treats and at times it's hard to get a seat but don't let that put you off.
We had breakfast here on a couple of mornings alongside New Yorkers who obviously know a great little place when they find one. In fact I can't find fault with Once Upon A Tart as we just loved eating here and will rush back again when we're next in the city.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank StaffsMark
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Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Delicious tarts and muffins”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

My husband and I went early on a Sunday morning, right when they opened, and had muffins and coffee in a quiet, almost empty restaurant. Then I got a pumpkin tart to go and ate it later on the plane home. It was even better than the muffin. Next time I'm in NYC, I'll definitely go back for lunch!

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank Kdec_austin
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Columbia, MD
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful sandwiches”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We stumbled upon this place and were happily rewarded with tasty, affordable and interesting sandwiches and tarts. The atmosphere is cozy if not a bit cramped. But a definite find in terms of something unique without being too pretentious or over priced.

  • Visited November 2010
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1 Thank Freddientj
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