OST Cafe

Coffee Shop, Café, Wine Bar
441 E 12th St (at Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 477-5600
7:30am - 10:00pm
7:30am - 10:00pm
7:30am - 10:00pm
7:30am - 10:00pm
7:30am - 10:00pm
8:30am - 10:00pm
8:30am - 10:00pm



  • Naveen and I built half of the original foursquare prototype here (pre-SXSW 2009). This was before I was drinking coffee, so I was downing like 5 hot a day here (someone's gotta pay for that wifi!)
  • Ost's comfy cafe charm is backed up by intense, artfully prepared coffees from a variety of roasters.
  • Cafe OST is the new Gramstand... free wi-fi, good croissants and best hot chocolate in the East Village. (12th and A)
  • no wifi/power on the weekends.
  • I live for this java...and the owners and staff are so nice too!very loyal.
  • Friendly without being creepy staff! Delicious coffees and treats! Best coffee shop atmosphere in the east!
  • Don't want to the up your dog to go inside and get your caffeine fix? Don't worry, they have a walk up window, compete with dog treats!
  • Nutella cookie sandwich appears to be heavenly. But in the name of good science, I'll need to conduct numerous taste tests.
  • No wifi on weekends? Total goons.
  • Ost means East, a name cleverly suggesting both its East Village location & Eastern European origins. A cafe/wine bar w/ beautiful tiles, cafe tables, library-style newspaper racks & friendly staff.
  • one of the best coffees in town!! and try the almond chicolate croissant tastes like in france :) like it here
  • Get the chai. BEST in the city. But PT's coffee is really good too so get some of that too :)
  • They turn off the wifi and disallow laptops after 5. That is not a cafe. Disappointed.
  • This quiet East Village caf is a nice mellow spot to hang out. There's free wifi but not on weekends.
  • Intelli coffee, open late!
  • Pro Tip: Iced Cortado in the summahtime
  • No Wi-Fi on the weekends.
  • Do not go to @ostcafenyc. Way overpriced for what you get. They only offer one size for iced drinks and they are $6.75!!! (Mind you this is 2x shot but STILL!!)
  • Really cute, quaint cafe with solid coffee but honestly no point coming when they shut off Internet and disallow computers at 5pm! Many other cafes in the area that allow you to work late.
  • No more computers after 5pm on weekdays now that there's a wine bar. Boo.

Nearby places

E 7th St to E 10th St (btwn Ave A & B)
173 Avenue A (at E 11th St)
165 Avenue A (btwn E 10th St & E 11th St)