Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Life Cafe Nine 83
983 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120640.703002 -73.933385
Monday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Yum – I love this place, yummy food and awesome home made bloody marys :-) try their bloody with the absolute pepper !! Burgers are my fav and the wings to DIE FOR!
I don't understand all the bad reviews. – I don't understand what is up all the bad reviews here. Could it be from jeleous competition? Me
Don't take a seat, don't get take out, take the Morgan L train to the LES original. – They have not yet invented the adjective that describes the severely pitiful lack of justification for this restaurant to exist. The delivery service takes so long that you forget you were hungry to begin with. Then upon arrival the food is inevitably wrong which could possibly be forgiven if maybe the staff and management were not snarky and unprofessional to the point of arrogance. The food is unappetizing, unacceptable, and unfortunately uncannily un-forgetable in the catalog of bad meals I've pushed around with a fork. Although if you like mushy tortilla chips, leathery steak,and cold dried chicken -this may be the place for you.
MISERABLE,HORRIBLE,NO GOOD AND VERY BAD!!!!!!!! – THIS PLACE IS JUST BAD..... AND I'VE REALLY GIVEN THEM A BUNCH OF CHANCES NO MATTER WHAT I TRY DELIVERY,TAKE OUT OR EAT IN. IT'S AWFUL
DELIVERY IS I NIGHTMARE EACH AND EVERY TIME THEY CLAIM "COMPUTER PROBLEMS" AND THAT IS WHAT TAKES THE FOOD UP TO 2HOURS TO ARRIVE, AND WHEN THE FOOD GETS HERE IT LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE PLAYED FOOTBALL WITH IT AND THE ORDER IS ALWAYS WRONG OR MISSING SOMETHING!!!! THEY F*CK UP EVERYTIME!!! AND CALLING BACK TO CORRECT THE ISSUE IS POINTLESS THE STAFF IS SO RUDE THEY ACT LIKE IT'S YOUR FAULT AND BASICALLY JUST TELL YOU TO DEAL WITH IT. IF YOUR LUCKY THEY MIGHT OFFER YOU A CREDIT(SERIOUSLY WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT A NEXT TIME WITH THEM)THEY WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM FOR YOU WITHOUT GIVING A HUGE ATTITUDE AND TELLING YOU YOU'LL HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER 1000 YEARS FOR YOUR FOOD .
SINCE CHOICES ARE VERY LIMITED IN THE AREA I TRIED GOING THERE AND GETTING THE ORDER TO GO AND ASKED THE PERSON GIVING ME THE FOOD TO DOUBLE CHECK TO MAKE SURE IT WAS THE RIGHT ORDER. AND WHEN I GOT IT HOME AGAIN YOU GUESSED IT THE ORDER WAS NOT COMPLETE .AND CALLING UP I GOT THE SAME AWFUL TREATMENT.
AND EATING IN THE RESTAURANT WAS JUST AS BAD!!! THE WAITRESS WAS RUDE THE SERVICE WAS SO SLOW I COULD HAVE SHOPPED FOR THE FOOD AND COOKED IT MYSELF AT HOME AND WALKED IT OVER THERE FASTER.AND AGAIN WHEN IT FINALLY ARRIVED IT WAS THE WRONG THING. THIS PLACE IS JUST OVERALL AWFUL YOU'D GET BETTER SERVICE AND QUALITY AT A SOUP KITCHEN IN A HOMELESS SHELTER. YOU SHOULD AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS . AND LASTLY THE PRICES AT THIS PLACE ARE A JOKE IT IS SO EXPENSIVE FOR THE JUNK THEY TRY TO CALL FOOD.
Rip-off prices, horrendously slow service, and get this about the owners – the owners don't tip their own staff when they come in for a full meal! that tells you a little something about the motives of this place and why the staff is unhappy. they have messed up every delivery order (close to 100) we've made. and we keep ordering anyway bc the food is good. it's just always wrong and wayyyyyyyy late. prices have doubled since we moved her, but the portions get smaller. it's messed up. another veggie joint needs to take over here. they only have success due to total lack of competition. 2 delivery guys and 1 waitress have come to our table / door and complained fiercely, without our encouragement, about how this place is run.
Service horrible, just stay home – I have to tell you that the first 2 years of patronizing this establishment were terrific. Food was decent and the employees were very friendly, but within the last six months everything has changed. The new servers are rude and inefficient, the deliveries I have ordered have been incorrect and slow not to mention cold. I broke my ankle a few months ago and decided to order delivery and when it got to my house 1 1/2 hours later the delivery boy refused to bring it to me on the second floor. I explained my situation that it was going to take a second to get down to the door he got really nasty with me.
Today I went with my boss to Life Cafe for brunch ( he actually goes there for lunch 3-4 times a week). There was a large crowd waiting but he,my boss had to use the restroom so we went inside. One of the servers sat us quickly. The minute we sat down the host ( an awful little man with a the type of voice that make your ears rupture do to the highness of pitch) tells us we have to get up as we are not on the wait list.
I can appreciate that there were people before us. I can appreciate that the server should not have sat us without consulting with the wee little bitchy host. What I do not appreciate was his rudeness and the lack of an apology for their miscommunication. I spent many years working in a restaurant, so I understand that things can get hectic. It is my suspicion though that the staff now either hasnt the experience to be professional or just does give a darn
It is a shame that what used to be a charming little cafe has turned into a dump. Thank god more restaurants are opening in the neighborhood. My broker and I have officially boycotted this sad place, we want to feel happy and satiated not cranky and vomitous.
horrible service – Life Cafe has terrible service and rude employees. I would order take-out on several occasions, due to lack of options in our area. The last time I placed an order an hour went by so I called the cafe and was told that the delivery boy had come and left without buzzing up and that he had left a terribly rude and obnoxious voice mail on my cell phone which doesn't get service in most spots of my apartment. Overall don't waste your time eating at life cafe.
Service gone downhill – Life cafe being one of the only options in the neighbourhood does good business but I think it's only because of the lack of alternatives. The food is inconsistent, a dish can be bland one day and too spicy to eat the next and the service leaves much to be desired. The delivery which used to be prompt and polite now doesn't even ask your appartment number since they won't be bringing it inside, they expect you to come and fetch your food. A reasonable wait time is apparently 1 hour, though it's taken double that more than once. Some of the menu staples are just plain outdated, I wish they'd serve a salad that didn't involve that wilted mesculn that comes with everything, and the dressing while billed as a balsamic vinegarette is creamy and oddly sweet. Some of the servers are great, but if you see a blonde bartender, run! She'll spend the whole night complaining about her job and pretending not to hear your requests. Oh, and how hard is it to serve milk with coffee? If you ask for milk they'll give you half and half, and if you point out cream isn't milk you'll be met with exasperation and maybe some milk, if you're lucky. Why can't they just put it in the basket with the cream?!
Some of the food is worth the trip, but don't be surprised by a bad experience, and don't rely on repeating a good one!
Terrible Terrible Terrible – This is the worst restaurant of all time. My boyfriend and I recently went for brunch. We were told to wait at the bar but the waitress forgot about us, gave away our table and then proceeded to get very snappy and blame us for "disappearing." We decided to just sit at the bar, which was being manned by the most inattentive and slow bartender waitress of all time. I worked in the restaurant industry for years, and I know that the most important thing for a server to do is to LOOK AROUND to see if your customers need anything. Her head was down the whole time so she could avoid seeing people who needed her help. It was absurd.
About the food- Where do I start? The tempeh bacon was a fried greasy mess, which is inexplicable to me since people get it because they are vegetarians but also because it is healthier (when not fried to death). My boyfriend's scrambled egg special (eggs scrambled with veggies, which I usually love) was impossibly bland and covered with about an inch-thick layer of cheese. Another greasy mess. My bagel with "the works" was hilariously crappy. It was I think a lender's frozen bagel with a thin layer of chemical-ey cream cheese, a slice of mealy tomato, really bitter pieces of romaine lettuce stalk that had no business being in a sandwich, red onion (wow! no problems there. congratulations!) and a microscopic scrap of lox that wasn't fresh. I don't think I've ever been so disappointed by a plate of food.
The bottom line is: crappy food, crappy service.
Editorial Review – Bohemian eatery serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and a varied dinner menu ranging from fish tacos to fried chicken; delivery available.
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