Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Coppelia, Greenwich Village: Luscious Latin food in this "diner"

207 West 14th Street
New York, NY  10001
Open 24/7 – Catering also available

By Jane Feehan

One may question why Coppelia bills itself as a diner. It’s not a prefabricated building. It’s not one long train-like dining car. But a counter dominates the main room and it does serve breakfast 24 hours a day, five days a week with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.  

Coppelia is much more than their description as a New York-style luncheonette with Cuban accents. It dishes up some luscious Latin food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers house-made desserts and breakfast sweets that alone would be worth a visit. Cuban coffees and Latin music punctuate a menu of
Huevos Rancheros; Pan France or Challah French toast heaped with fresh fruit; empanadas bursting with sweet corn, chicken or beef; Ropa Vieja – slow-cooked shredded beef in tomato salsa; Mejillones - steamed mussels, jalapeƱo bacon with cilantro and spicy fries; Camarones Diablo – dark rum-glazed shrimp with rice. For the less adventurous, there are diner standards: eggs plain, hamburgers, tuna melts, grilled cheese and more.  Happy Hour draws devotees looking for a little socializing to go with Coppelia’s great food.

I’ve traveled from midtown Manhattan to the Village a few times just to visit Coppelia. I’ll dine there again before I return to South Florida. Will I find a Latin diner as good as Coppelia in Fort Lauderdale or Miami?        For transit directions, visit:

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