LOCATION & PHONE
79-81 Macdougal Street,
New York City 10012
Serving food until midnight 7 days
Monday - Friday: Open 8.30am
Saturday - Sunday: Open 10am
Reservations are suggested and walk ins are welcomed.
To make a reservation, book through Reserve or simply call us.
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The original Caffe Dante opened its doors on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village 1915, which at the time, was known as the 'South Village' and mostly a Italian neighborhood. It was a local meeting place where Italian immigrants would gather over espresso and talk of home and politics.
In 1971, Mario Flotta Sr. took over the space. Over the course of the next 40 years, community neighbors and celebrities alike frequented this cafe for a piece of Italy. Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld and Bob Dylan were just a few of the famous faces that passed through.
In 2015, the Flotta family decided to part ways with the cafe and entrusted its future with a small New York based Australian family. The family has stayed true to the Italian heritage of Caffe Dante whilst taking influences from the global ingredients that New Yorkers have learned to love and seek out.
The new Dante really is a love letter to the original. The pictures that line the walls are not only of the original owners, but also highlight the wonderful cast of characters that have passed through these doors. From artists and writers, like Anais Nin and Ernest Hemingway of the Bohemian age, to Robert Maplethorpe and Patti Smith, Caffe Dante is a place that people have always flocked to.
Striving for innovation through authenticity, the team's success has been to revive the historic brand and cultural symbolism whilst reigniting it as an all-day destination for coffees, dinner and aperitivo.