(212) 533-7183 | 37 Avenue A, New York

"The perfect combination of healthy, organic, vegan, and delicious food

in an eclectic atmosphere in the East Village."

When Rafik decided to open Angelina Cafe in 2003 he probably wasn’t expecting the restaurant to not only be still open almost 15 years later, but even in a bigger location and still in the East Village (actually and literally just across the street from its first location, on Avenue A between 2nd and 3rd Street).

In fact, what Rafik was probably thinking the day he opened Angelina Cafe was something more like “Mamma Mia, what am I getting into!!” Whatever he was thinking, and feeling, that day, he was ready to open his new American restaurant and create his own food. NOTE: If you are curious about why the name “Angelina Cafe,” just go to the restaurant and ask Rafik himself.

Always creative, with the Mediterranean love for grilling and seafood, the training in French cooking and his experience in the USA permeating his food, Rafik decided to focus on always offering healthy and delicious food. And that’s still his main goal: Rafik shops every day for the food he then makes and serves. His creativity and desire to make delicious foods that were more healthy led him, for instance, to coconut milk rather than heavy cream in his bisque soups. He continues to have heart healthy foods and many of them are vegetarian or vegan - and they taste great!

About Angelina Cafe NYC

Angelina Cafe in a glimpse:

  • Healthy, organic, delicious and well priced food.
  • Brunch, lunch and fine dining.
  • Full bar, draft beer, organic wine and cocktails.
  • Happy Hour 5 to 8 PM.
  • Take Out and Catering Services available.
  • 1,500 square feet.
  • Capacity for up to 120 people.
  • In the East Village (37 Avenue A, NY 10009).
  • (212) 533-7183

Now, over 15 years since he opened Angelina Cafe for the first time, some prime elements are still the same, but some things have changed too. The current Angelina Cafe is a bigger venue, which makes it perfect for private as well as corporate events. Angelina Cafe also has a full bar, with organic cocktails, draft beer and one of the best organic wine selections in the area. And do not forget the impressive and delicious (and vegan) offer on cakes, pastries and ice creams.

Perfect for brunch, lunch and fine dining, or just a late night wine and dessert, Angelina Cafe still is one of the few places in the East Village where eating is not only a pleasure but also, and always, a unique experience.