There are those moments that you’ll remmember for a long time. Trivial to some, magical for you.
- A city : New York – Manhattan
- A place : Cafe Gitane, Mott Street at the intersection of Prince
- When : in November , great sunny day.
The Cafe Gitane has a small terrace with few seats located in front of the restaurant. The interior is also quite small.
It would not be surprising that you will have to wait to have a table. Give your name, be patient and walk around the block ( it will charm you ) during the time waiting for your table. You will not regret it.
There is an other Cafe Gitane located in the Jane Hotel ( West Village ). A must to add to my list ? Of course.
The cuisine is Moroccan-inspired with a French touch . A lunch – brunch menu is served on weekend and it is great :
A plate of French with coffee or tea or hot chocolate, followed by orange or lemon juice and a slice of bread or a croissant. You can order eggs cooked with different fillings such as salmon, cream, merguez sausages , tomatoes, basil, potatoes. There is a granola bowl with yogurt and fruit,a fruit salad with fresh mint, and several other dishes with avocado, prosciutto, feta cheese , nuts …
For me i choose fried eggs with smoked salmon, potatoes and cream. For my friend it was the bowl of granola with fruit and yogurt.
I fell in Love with Cafe Gitane and I recommend this place to everybody.
242 Mott St, New York, NY
Since I arrived in NYC I am making a list of restaurants and cafes not to be missed . I would like to share it with you.
– Brunch at Café Gitane (on Mott St or Jane Hotel on Jane St)
– Good brunch at Plum (on East 1st Street)
– Italian food and brunches at Emporio (on Mott St)
– Italian food at Rubirosa (Mulberry St)
– A very good restaurant with méditerraen food, Balaboosta (Mulberry St)
– The best falafel in NY at Taim (Waverly Place)
– For a good vegetarian restaurant, Souen (East 6th Street)
– The terrace is superb and the food is excellent at Bar Pitti (on Avenue of the Americas) (another of my favorite restaurants in NY)
– For a good diner with friends, ABC Kitchen (East 18th Street)
– Cafe Lalo is known for its film shoots (West 83rd Street)
– Very good sushi at Jewel Bako (East 5th Street) and at Sushi Seki (Midtown)
– A pioneer and a classic restaurant for Moroccan food in NY, Cafe Mogador (on Saint Marks Place)
– A very good Thai, Lovely Day (on Elizabeth St)