The Cupping Room Cafe was established in 1977. Today it is still a neighborhood place where you can see the locals and the famous come together in our homey environment.
It was originally a wholesale coffee establishment. Different blends of coffee were brewed and tasted by perspective customers. This act of blending and tasting different coffees is called cupping - hence the name The Cupping Room Cafe.
The building hosting The Cupping Room is a landmark building. It was the first "tall" building in SoHo and is more than 100 years old. The high tin ceilings, hardwood floors, pot-belly stove and exposed brick walls are all part of the original setting.
The Cupping Room was a home for artists and locals. This same spirit is present today, and we are proud to continue to serve New York's best brunch, fantastic lunch and dinner along with a range of fine wines, beers, and cocktails.