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El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette

100 Stanton St. (Ludlow St.) Send to Phone
212-260-3950 | Menu
Healthy, veggie-friendly fare on the Lower East Side.

Breakfast & Lunch daily

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El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette Restaurant Review

: This diminutive 14-seat Lower East Side spot is more than the name promises. During the day, coffee is poured and light lunches are served from a short compendium of vegetarian-friendly options. The atmosphere is laid back, the staff even offering diners whose parties have not arrived yet to “grab a table,” making it feel like you’re in Manhattan Beach, not Manhattan. Sip a craft beer or a glass of wine from the brief list and munch on satisfying charred radicchio salad, papas bravas (paired with pickled pineapple hot sauce) or flavorful octopus salad.
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