Harvest Cafe

694 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island
(347) 857-6888

Recent Reviews

Shannon C.

Good food, price and cause. Just don't expect to be in and out. Be prepared to have patience.

Sal

1st time here - The staff here is awesome and so attentive. I had one of the best burgers and sweet potato fries I have ever had. Prices are good too.

Jeff Hart

As a brother to someone who has downs syndrome i was so happy to walk in and see that they employ people with a range of disabilities here. Then i sat down and watched how families with kids who have down syndrome came into eat here. Great atmosphere!

Frank C.

This quaint cafe was a lovely place to go on a Sunday morning. The servers were delightful and the atmosphere was perfect for a quiet intimate breakfast. The biscuits and gravy were so delicious, I would definitely recommend. Also the breakfast potatoes were fantastic and the sweet potatoes were a tasty surprise.

Michael K.

I understand their compassion and organization for disabled persons. I think it's great and a lovely idea. The owners however, paid little attention to us when we sat there. When we clearly needed something or some service, the owners/supervisors sat there looking at us and back at the floor. Like he didn't really care. The owners/supervisors didnt bother explaining what their cafe/organization was about, and I think expected us to guess and predict & understand our environment blindly. The environment seemed awkward and quiet , poorly decorated, and to top it off, the supervisors/owners did not bother to explain or speak to us even for 2 minutes. We immediately felt unwanted and wanted to leave. Food was great though! The one wrap we shared. Would love this place to change and the owners to be more attentive.

Florencia Gimenez

highly recommended. All very attentive and friendly. Very delicious food. I would go back whenever I am in NY

Anna M Tepedino

What a wonderful warm place. Not only is the food fresh and delicious, what they are doing for disabled people is remarkable! Kudos!!

Roy Diaz

Girlfriend and I were looking for a great breakfast spot and stumbled upon Harvest Cafe. Let me tell you.. the service, the food and the price were all amazing. I couldn’t believe the portion size given for the price. We were in Staten Island for about 4 days and went to Harvest cafe every morning. Best breakfast spot ever! The pancakes, the coffee, the breakfast sandwich and side of the potatoes are all delicious. My girlfriend and I wish we lived near there to go there everyday. Go here for a great experience! Amazing customer service and delicious delicious delicious x1000 food!!

nckun8

Wonderful restaurant. Came for breakfast. We ordered the french toast with bananas and walnuts. Absolutely delicious and huge portion. The wait staff was so nice, attentive and gracious. Can't wait to go back and try more dishes. Highly recommend!

April H.

I HIGHLY recommend this cafe. The restaurant employs people with special needs and makes it's mission to train them in many different areas. Everyone in the restaurant was friendly, professional and highly attentive. The place was clean and spacious. They serve you so. Much. Food! We ordered breakfast. Seriously, we had to box up half before we left. We left full and happy. We are from Atlanta and wish we were staying longer to go back for lunch. If you are in the area, PLEASE try this out! Remember, they are only open limited hours 8-3 as of this post.

Simply S.

Come to the harvest cafe! You get SOOOO much food for your money!! The fact that they employ people with disabilities is so amazing! It was so cool to see that they give everyone a chance to learn how to do life in the real world! I highly recommend the vanilla French toast! It was so flavorful and moist! Every meal comes with a fresh fruit cup that is so amazing!! If you are looking for great food for an awesome cause this is your restaurant!

Linda

We went here for a surprise birthday party. They closed the restaurant because we were 100 people. The food was great. They serve breakfast and lunch. They also do brunch. This is run by people who are giving young adults that are mentally challenged. They are teaching them to earn money, a skill and how to survive in real world. The food is very good and full portions. The service is exceptional. Give them a try. Your money will be very well spent. And your patronage will be most appreciated. Street parking and handicap ramp. Very clean and well managed. Sorry it took me so long to write this.

Kristina Books

This place is great.The waiters or waitresses are nice.The food is delicious.

Annalea V.

Enjoyed my chicken and waffles with a fruit bowl. Quality food, good presentation and pleasant staff. Would rather come here now than go to a diner . Knowing the story of this special place makes it more worth it spending our money for a good brunch .

Myrtle Thompson

Delicious French Toast sounds simple but guess what... Home made all the time. The BEST with a side of fresh berries, melon and grapes. John is always attentive and on point. Thanks Harvest Cafe! For your new hours open 8:00 a.m. - 3:30pm 7 days a week!

Aimee Jongejan

Great coffee at great prices! Always a great place to enjoy my morning coffee, very comfortable and relaxing place. The staff is always happy. Clean place as well.

Shana Pierce

The food was was very good. My steak and eggs was cooked perfectly to temp. The harvest potatoes were flavorful and crispy. The server was a little overwhelmed with the crowd of people I think because he forgot my coffee until I was almost done eating and I had to ask another server for more coffee. Maybe it was just a bad day for him, it happens. I will be back to try the chicken and waffles.

Judy Huang

This local breakfast/brunch place is small but very intimate. It has a home feel to it. The menu selection is pretty decent and the prices reflect similarly. This place is an advocate for people with special needs. The thing that I appreciate the most is to see the staff reflect the mission and cause of their business. It has a strong sense of community and it is nice to see it that they take the time and effort to train people with special needs to be part of society on a daily basis.

Jodi P.

This is such a charming little restaurant. The food is exceptional and the service is warm and friendly. It is wonderful to support a business run by adults with developmental disabilities. I have been there twice and plan to go there regularly!

Bianka Whelan

Great food and service oh, but what really sets them apart is their decision to staff with individuals with learning disabilities. It's great to see a local business hiring those in need out of their own sense of responsibility for the community!

M C.

Chicken and waffles were awesome and the staff is super friendly ! Will definitely be back for brunch again.

Sue Weber

It is a great place to go for a brunch and the mission of it is amazing. The service is great . A very relaxing place to go.

Misha Bluvshteyn

Great place for brunch and lunch. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is reasonable priced and good portion. They have a 20$ brunch that includes a booze drinking, brunch food and dessert. Plus there are two tables to sit outside and watch an amateur sport game.

Denise S.

The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The cafe was immaculately clean and the staff was very attentive and courteous. My experience there, showed me many examples of humanity at its best! I can't say enough positive things about the Harvest Cafe. You need to experience it yourself! You'll be very happy you did!

Wanderer X.

Excellent breakfast & lunch spot. Food is always fresh & tasty. Staff is very attentive. There's always parking.

John Nicastro

Awesome food and great staff

Leslie B.

What a beautiful place! Spotless, open, handmade art by the persons being trained on the walls. Service was excellent. I had the banana walnut challah French toast and my husband had 2 eggs over easy with the HarvestCafe potatoes ( includes both white and sweet potatoes) and sausage. His eggs were a little over done on the bottom; I've had better French toast. However, I can't wait to go back and try other dishes from the lunch and dinner menu My husband and I went back and this time I ordered the frittata that was supposed to have sausage, cheese, and jalapeí±o peppers. Not a jalapeí±o to be found, there were red peppers instead. When I asked the waitress what happened, she came back from the kitchen and said they had no jalapeí±os but never told her. She made an effort to make up for it by offering that we could have an additional item but we didn't need any more food. My husband's dish was ok but I can't remember what he had. I love the whole concept but I'm not really interested in going back any more. I think the cooking could be better

Michael Cohen

Hi, I wanted to know if you have a private email address? Just to let you know, I haven’t visited the Harvest Cafe as of today. But I will be coming up North, from Florida in two weeks. I intend to have a great breakfast with friends on my visit. I wanted to share something that I know you will find interesting. My email address is : [email protected] Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you.

Justin Rogers-Cooper

Had a fine meal here. Nice cafe, nice interior, accessible, cheerful, friendly, and tasty. Had a good salad and a good cup of coffee. Staff was attentive, helpful, and friendly. Good crowd of diners. Def give it a shot.

Jarrett lane

Great food and service oh, but what really sets them apart is their decision to staff with individuals with learning disabilities. It's great to see a local business hiring those in need out of their own sense of responsibility for the community!

Lily C

Breakfast with friends.. I would say, the food alone, would only get 3-stars. Friend got the crab cake eggs benedict. The review: The crab cake was good and was decently sized for the price. But the overall dish seemed to be missing something. The country fries was not good at all. I got omelette. The review: Omelette was good but again the country fries was not good. . . BUT! As mentioned by others, because they had a good mission, it made us feel good supporting the cause. Plus, the wait staff was exceptional.. . End result: We can all do a little in being a part of a good cause.

Lily C.

Breakfast with friends. I would say, the food alone, would only get 3-stars. Friend got the crab cake eggs benedict. The review: The crab cake was good and was decently sized for the price. But the overall dish seemed to be missing something. The country fries was not good at all. I got omelette. The review: Omelette was good but again the country fries was not good. BUT! As mentioned by others, because they had a good mission, it made us feel good supporting the cause. Plus, the wait staff was exceptional. End result: We can all do a little in being a part of a good cause.

Monica R.

Went there today for breakfast with Mom and the kids. We all really loved this place. From the food to the amazing staff. Definitely will be going back

Pamela H

Very good food and nice service.

Robert S.

What's not to love about this gem, great food, great service. They provide a wonderful place for our special neighbors to find a purpose in life. Support them with your business, you will not be disappointed!

Frank Castellano

The food was was very good. My steak and eggs was cooked perfectly to temp. The harvest potatoes were flavorful and crispy. The server was a little overwhelmed with the crowd of people I think because he forgot my coffee until I was almost done eating and I had to ask another server for more coffee. Maybe it was just a bad day for him, it happens. I will be back to try the chicken and waffles.

Ronald Randazzo

Food and service great, people really nice and prices reasonable

Brian S.

The slogan is Great Food with a Mission and it explains this place perfectly. Only thing better then the food is the staff. They are all good sweet hard working people. I will definitely be back. I've got a lot of great food left to try.

TWinUSA

Stopped in for a quick snack and something to drink...found so much more and want to go back to sample and enjoy! Great place! Want to try their lunch and breakfast menus!

pamela housman

Very good food and nice service.