12 Chairs Cafe – Greenwich Village


This small, intimate cafe is very easy to miss. It holds a degree of sentimental value to my family, so it was time for me to give it a try. The cafe is decently sized but not large, but it is very comforting and cozy. It is heavily Middle Eastern or Israeli, and many of the staff speak fluent Hebrew. We came early around brunch time, and I wasn’t particularly hungry, but they offer many nice dishes that I was fond of, including very attractive French Toast and dishes that were very familiar to me living in a Russian household, such as pelmeni or pierogies. They are supposedly very talented in the hummus department, and they have many attractive vegetarian options. The portions seem to be relatively light but comfortable, and overall I was very pleased with the vibe I got at the restaurant.

I ended up ordering Blintzes stuffed with turkey and mushrooms. The presentation wasn’t anything exceptional by any means, but nonetheless, the food was exactly what I wanted. It was served with a nice side of sour cream, and I was ultimately very happy with the dish’s taste.

The cafe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. I’m not sure if I would necessarily come here for dinner, but perhaps if it was a quick bite or something light, then sure. Nonetheless, the restaurant is very chill. The waitstaff is attentive and sweet, and all of the food looked to be of good quality and customers seemed very happy. Since the restaurant isn’t particularly large, it’s always packed. People are pushing to try to have a seat, which is a good sign. I would likely come back for a bite to eat if I was in the area.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Leonid says:

    Very much to the point as we already expect and get


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