Ciao For Now

Café, New American, Bakery
$ $
523 E 12th St (btwn Avenue B & Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 677-2616
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm



  • Amy and Kevin, the husband and wife proprietors, have an electric ZAP (Zero Air Pollution) car, which Kevin can be seen driving around town to deliver catering.
  • iced coffee is the best here
  • Had high hopes for this place - until we waited over *50 minutes* for a *fruit bowl*. The manager then proceeded to sit down at the table next to us and laugh with her friend about our situation.
  • Grilled soy sauce tofu salad with edamame, carrots & tamari almonds. Sesame vinegarette $11-invigorating & filling. Cozy spot.
  • You must try the Avocado Sandwich!
  • The almond brioche French toast will make you think you've died and gone to heaven
  • The Ciao Quesadilla with chicken are absolutely fabulous!
  • My favorite is honey lemon ginger green tea, and the different frittatas, quiches, and pastries daily. Pancakes are fantastic :)
  • Cute, quaint, beachy atmosphere. Super friendly staff. Would probably be more efficient if the food menu was available however.
  • The bacon cheddar biscuit. Get it.
  • Breakfast all day.
  • Go for a savory dish and order a bread (read: pastry) basket for the table. Win win.
  • polenta muffin with lavender glaze aka best muffin ever available on Mondays!
  • Cute little brunch spot. Friendly staff. Huevos verdes and almond brioche french toast. Sooo good.
  • This is my go to brunch place. Great service and food. My favorite items on the menu are the French toast and huevos verdes
  • Try the Manhattan Omelet - above average omelet
  • EVERYTHING is good here!
  • See our special offer to unlock your mission!
  • Brunch til 5pm on the weekends.
  • The quiches are delicious so is the coffee!! Price is reasonable too!!

Nearby places

E 7th St to E 10th St (btwn Ave A & B)
9th Street (btw Ave A & Ave B)
341 E 10th St (at Ave B)