All-day café

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An all-day café is a dining establishment that generally serves distinct menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, switching from a casual, work-friendly atmosphere for breakfast and lunch to a more formal menu and setting in the evening.[1][2][3] The restaurants remain open between courses, offering drinks including coffee, and food including pastries and small plates. All-day cafés tend to serve health-conscious menus, with an emphasis on vegetables. Several founders of all-day establishments have expressed a desire to provide a communal "third place" where, for instance, freelancers would feel comfortable.[4]

Examples include Dimes and Gertie in New York City, Res Ipsa in Philadelphia, and Fellows Cafe in Atlanta.[5][6] This type of restaurant is said to have originated in Australian "coffee bars", which were imported to California by Australian expatriates.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Muhlke, Christine (15 January 2019). "All Day Cafes Are Changing the Way We Eat Out". Bon Appétit. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ Burton, Monica (12 July 2017). "Why All-Day Dining Is the Breakout Trend of 2017". Eater. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ Crowley, Chris (17 August 2017). "Why Do New York's Most Interesting New Restaurants All Feel Like Coffee Shops?". Grub Street. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b Goldfield, Hannah (27 March 2018). "New York's All-Day Cafés Feed the Needs of the Gig Economy". The New Yorker. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ Chayka, Kyle (March 18, 2018). "The Women Responsible for the Look of Your Next All-Day Cafe". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Orlow, Emma (18 April 2019). "Three Owls Market opens all-day cafe in West Village inspired by New York delis". Time Out. Retrieved 26 April 2019.