Small vegan brunch/comfort food cafe. Sells burgers, salads, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, sides and bao buns. Alternative number is 212-226-9667 instead of 9669. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-7:30pm.

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50 Reviews

First Review by TonyTric


Points +72

29 Aug 2023

Not your average vegan fare

What a gem! Between us we had a sandwich and fries, a bento box and a noodle salad. All we're brilliant - even my fussy tween hoovered hers up. Lots of veg and interesting tastes and seasoning. Woman on the counter was super friendly too. Loved it!

Pros: Great choice, Friendly staff

Cons: Not somewhere for a relaxed meal, Not many seats, No toilets



Points +146

18 Aug 2023

Always Great

One of my favorite little Chinatown spots! Staff is always Ace & their fries kill!! Had the vegan bbq “pork” sandwich combo & it was very satisfying!! 🤩😋

Pros: Food quality, Fries, Friendly staff

Cons: Only one location, Needs more sustainable packaging (less plastic)


Points +487

18 Aug 2023

So good! I love this place

I have been here several times and it’s always great! I had the vegan chicken salad and it was perfect. Make sure they include the dressing if you are getting it to go! I also had the juice which was fresh and delish. They also have cake! I think it’s from vegan treats, so yummy!

Pros: Quick service

Cons: Small place


Points +267

05 Jul 2023

Cute, small, cozy and friendly!

Great food, friendly atmosphere and the prices weren't too bad for NYC.


Points +66

07 Jun 2023

Delicious vegan food

The best vegan and most affordable restaurant we have visited in NYC.


Points +280

01 Jun 2023

All Vegan All the Time - and Delicious!

This was my first time here, and I sure hope it's not my last (I haven't been down in this part of Manhattan since before 2020, and I'm not sure when I'll be back - but this place may have me returning sooner than I'd thought!)
I ordered the Vegan Fish Fillet Bento Box, as per the recommendation of Angela, who took my order and provided excellent customer service, which comes with a soup - yes, even on this warm, spring afternoon in NYC - as well as an order of the Salt Pepper Mushroom, listed as a side on the menu.
As soon as I took my first sip of the soup, I knew I had scored with this place. Satisfying, yet somehow light and refreshing, and the Bento Box contained perfectly steamed broccoli, along with tasty and perfectly seasoned sauces. Actually, I was so full that I had to save half of the Salt Pepper Mushroom for later on.
Before I left, I decided to get a small lemon iced tea, as the temperature outside continued to rise and it was perfectly sweetened with agave nectar, a perfect refreshment to top off a perfect springtime lunch at Spring Cafe!

Pros: Light, Clean, Airy atmosphere , Excellent customer service, Not least, the food!


01 Jun 2023

Thank you for reviewing Spring cafe. I frequently go to this area and was unaware of this vegan spot. I will be trying it in the very near future. In part to your wonderful review.


Points +868

01 Jun 2023

Baos are so good!

I love this place! All of the bao I tried were super great, but I think the braised tofu bao was the most authentic. Sweet potato fries slapped and the hibiscus tea also was great. 10/10. Amazing. $15 combo with two baos and fries and a drink is so worth it!

Pros: All vegan, Very yummy, Good price


Points +153

23 May 2023

Leckere Burger, fairer Preis

Kleines Restaurant/Imbiss, dafür eine tolle Auswahl an Burgern, Sandwiches, Salaten und Bowls.
Geschmacklich hat es uns definitiv überzeugt und auch die Preise sind in Ordnung für die Verhältnisse in New York.

Pros: Gute Auswahl , Lecker , Faire Preise

Cons: Wenig Sitzgelegenheiten


Points +441

19 Jan 2023

innovative menu, friendly service

Small place that I wouldn’t have noticed, but visited on a vegan tour.

Pros: Everything vegan, Bao buns with innovative fillings , Friendly


Points +44

04 Jan 2023

Super lecker !!

Der Laden macht von außen nicht so einen guten Eindruck. Das Essen ist aber umso besser.!!

Allerdings davon drin nur 40 Minuten sitzen, was ich sehr merkwürdig finde. Aber es lädt auch nicht wirklich gemütlicher Weise zum sitzen bleiben ein .

Pros: Sehr lecker , Günstig

Cons: Nicht so tolles Ambiente , Sitzen nur 40 Minuten erlaubt


Points +179

24 Dec 2022

Counter meals

The service here is fast and the seating is sparse. The food is solid. Except for the soups which are liquid. Everything on the menu is worth trying at least once but the Beyond Meat Bento Box is a sure bet if you only have one shot at ordering.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-24


Points +355

28 Aug 2022

Fast and friendly

We had a bento box with soup, bao buns, juice and cake. The bento box was huge, great value for money! My partner had two different bao buns and said they were OK, and we both felt the cake could’ve been a bit more moist. Overall a nice experience, I would definitely recommend the bento box if you’re hungry and in a hurry!


Points +10

Non Veg
22 Aug 2022

Vraiment délicieux.

J'ai commandé des bao buns gingembre poulet vegan avec un thé glacé hibiscus. C'était excellent. Je recommande

Pros: Beaucoup de choix, Les saveurs sont bien mises en valeur


Points +614

18 Jul 2022

Große Portionen

Die Portionen war wirklich groß und die Preise waren sehr gut. Leider war das Seitan-Chicken versalzen. Auch die Suppe, die in dem Menü enthalten war, hat leider nach nicht sehr viel geschmeckt und meinen Geschmack überhaupt nicht getroffen.

Pros: Große Auswahl, Verschiedene Menüoptionen

Cons: Versalzener Seitan


Points +30851

09 Jul 2022

Great lunch

When you stumble across somewhere with no idea what to expect and are delighted.
One of the best salads I have had in NY.
Great option

Pros: Salads, 100, Staff


Points +1211

22 Jun 2022

Amazing vegan food to go

I can only rate the Bao Buns but they were just perfect as a to go snack! And really affordable too.


Points +372

04 Jun 2022

Delicious fast food

absolutely worth a visit! delicious lunch.


Points +358

02 Jun 2022

Great prices and menu!

It was hard to choose, the menu options all looked amazing.
The food was very fresh and delicious. The price was good too. I’m coming back for sure!

Pros: Entire menu is vegan , Good prices, Good location


Points +66

15 Apr 2022

Each time I fall in love more.

I love the burgers I will try everything on there menu.

Pros: Very vegan , Great creativity with the food , No hard to get to

Cons: None


Points +102

25 Jan 2022

Delicious Fast-food Lunch

My boyfriend and I were visiting the Big Apple from the UK. We stumbled across the 100% plant-based Spring Cafe for lunch on the way downtown. It is a small place, meant mainly for takeout, but there are a few seats inside and outside. Inside is light and modern, decorated beautifully with plants. We both went for the Hawaiian Vegan Burger with fries and a Hibiscus ice tea. It was absolutely delicious! And good value for money. I cannot recommend it enough.

Pros: Absolutely delicious, Friendly staff, Good value

Cons: Limited seating


Points +197

25 Dec 2021

Go-to in Soho

BRO I LOVE THIS PLACE. I go here whenever I need a bite in soho. Lots of options,(mostly w imitation meat cheese). But there’s also a few items with just whole foods, if that’s important to you.

The have things like sandwiches, baos, smoothies, juices, and cake.

Everything there is good, pretty cheap. Good portions.

Pros: Cheap, All vegan


Points +163

10 Oct 2021

Best Vegan Bao Buns

There’s no going wrong with anything on the menu at Spring Cafe, but my personal favorite are the Bao bun sandwiches.

Pros: Fresh, Friendly staff


Points +4418

03 Aug 2021

Great experience!

Lovely little cafe in Chinatown. Everything looked delicious but I neded up going for Zhajiang Spicy Noodle Salad. So so tasty! Light and full of flavour. Nice outdoor seating and very friendly staff! Will be back!


Points +102

29 Jul 2021


It’s so, so good. Cute little lunch takeout place with a unique and extensive menu. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood! The lunch specials are very reasonably priced.


Points +30

12 Jul 2021

Love it, options without soy!

Seasoned well, fast food, low price, it's the new go to


Points +41

27 Jun 2021


I had the BBQ burger combo with salad and hibiscus iced tea. All of it was delicious! Not sure how someone else considered this affordable though. Surprisingly enough, the salad was a more expensive side. I spent over $18 on just these three items. So yeah, if you just want to try one thing, I’d definitely recommend the burger.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: Expensive


Points +27

26 Jan 2021

Excellent quick meal

Delicious vegan fish and chicken lunch specials (especially the fish) for about $10.95 each. Nice hot soup included, good serving sizes with plenty of rice. A surprising find in this location! Can't wait to eat there again!

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