G’s Coffee Shop
634 West 207th Street
New York, NY 10034
Open: Sunday-Saturday 7:00am-9:00pm
My review on TripAdvisor:
I came across G’s Coffee Shop (Steve & Gus Coffee Shop as the sign says) when I was taking a tour of the near by Cloisters Museum in Fort Tyron Park and then explored the park. After I finished at the museum and walking the park, I was starved and explored around the neighborhood to find a place to eat. Having walked the neighborhood for my blog, “MywalkinManhattan.com” a few years earlier, I had passed many restaurants on 207th Street that had opened and closed over the years and I came to G’s Coffee Shop which I had not noticed on my last few trips to the neighborhood.
Sitting down to eat at this small hole in the wall diner, I found that it was a mixture of hipsters, yuppie types and Dominican residents all lined up for breakfast and lunch. There are all sorts of snacks and ice cream along the shelves and cases but the real draw is the warming container in the window where freshly fried ‘pastilitos’ are held. There were two types available, chicken and beef, ($1.25) and they were perfectly fried out and not a bit greasy. I munched on them while I was paying and looked at the menu where nothing was above $10.00 and after I paid for my snack, I walked around the neighborhood.
The chicken soft tacos everyone seems to order there
Heading back for a larger lunch, I tried the Triple Decker Sandwich Turkey Club that was served with French Fries and a pickle ($8.50). I got this large sandwich on toasted bread loaded with fries that was freshly made with sliced turkey breast and bacon and that really brought out the flavor of the sandwich. It was enough for lunch and dinner.
When I returned the next week for another tour of the Cloisters, I stopped in for breakfast and had a Cheese Omelette with sausage and home fries and toast ($8.25). The quality and the flavor was wonderful and the portion size was quite large. The eggs were fluffy and filled with gooey Cheddar Cheese. The restaurant gives you a nice size portion of well spiced home fries with peppers and onions and with a little hot sauce brings out the flavor of everything.
The service is very nice and the orders come out quick. It is a Hodge Podge of neighborhood types but that’s what I think makes this G’s Coffee Shop special, it really is a neighborhood restaurant catering to everyone. It is a restaurant that every neighborhood should have.
The bacon cheese burger that people were ordering when I was eating there.