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CAFÉ GITANE

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CAFE-GITANE-NYC

242 Mott. St., New York, NY (Houston & Prince)
212.334.9552
www.cafegitanenyc.com

With all the ambience of a charming sidewalk bistro in Paris, it should come as no surprise that NoLita’s Café Gitane is named after a French cigarette. During the day, the hip French-Morrocan hotspot is lovely for a latte and either the baked eggs or avocado toast. The avocado toast here has a cult following, even though its recipe is widely known and easily replicated: Avocado, olive oil, lemon and red pepper flakes on whole grain toast. Yet somehow Gitane makes it magic. For dinner, we recommend you cozy up with a glass of Bordeaux and order meatballs: in spicy tomato sauce with hard-boiled eggs, cucumber, and a drizzle of yogurt, they are a truly innovative standout. The couscous is no slouch either, and do add the Merguez sausage. One other caveat before you start singing the praises of French and Morrocan fusion: Gitane is cash only. Now go enjoy.

Photo credit: Paolo Mastrangelo


WHAT THE LOCALS ARE SAYING

  • ValerieBoster

    VALERIE BOSTER, CO-FOUNDER, LA MARQUE NYC

    “The avocado toast is a must!”

  • BRIAN ERMANSKI, ARTIST

    “Cafe Gitane; It's been my hang out ever since freshman year of NYU.”

  • ESTHER HOUSTON, WRITER & CURATOR

    “I love their avocado toast.”

  • BRENDAN FALLIS, ENTREPRENEUR/DJ

    “For quick, cheap and amazing, would have to be Cafe Gitane in Nolita.”

  • COLIN TUNSTALL, CREATIVE DIRECTOR & CO-OWNER, SATURDAYS SURF NYC

    “It's just so good.”

  • KATHRYN FORTUNATO, CO-FOUNDER, LIZZIE FORTUNATO JEWELS

    “A favorite is the avocado toast - any day!”


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