The Cloister Cafe

$ $
238 E 9th Street (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-9128
12:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 4:00am
12:00pm - 4:00am
12:00pm - 1:00am



  • Two toilets in the restroom!?!
  • Check your bill because they'll sneak in gratuity, even for smaller groups.
  • One thing I love about this place that cracks me up ;p
  • Use both toilets at the same damn time ;)
  • Sit in the garden and smoke some hookah. They have a ton of flavors.
  • salmon salad is the bomb; and of course if you are smoking hookah try the New York.
  • Essential NYU: You will end up here if you're a freshman at NYU.
  • Cloister has a new rule: you can smoke your $20 hookah only for 1 hour, then you pay $5 for each extra coal. Go somewhere else. A lot of other hookah places in the East Village!
  • Waitresses are unfriendly and bitchy. Hookahs good tho
  • One of my favorite hookah places. Pay a ton of attention to your hookah and it has a garden that is the prettiest! And the food isn't too shabby.
  • Great vibe! High quality hookah
  • Doesn't have the best service. But if you want to smoke hookah at a beautiful garden at the heart of East village, listen to birds chirping, and forget that you are still in Manhattan, this is it.
  • Had a great time here! The bathroom facilities are progressive.
  • One of the best outdoor spaces for brunch
  • It could be a real nice place for lounging with friends and just hanging out when it's not too crowded. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • This place blows ass, they have no chairs nor feelings
  • The rose hookah is pretty good.
  • The Mango hookah is delicious!
  • Hookah was great but the service was lousy....had to wait twenty mintues for a table when there were tons of tables and it took forever for our drinks and hookah to arrive...
  • Peek inside for some vibrant, bizarre religious art on the walls, a full suit of armor w/ broadsword & a ball & chain. Good stuff.

Nearby places

232 E 9th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
149 2nd Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St)
240 E 9th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.)