Rieu Café is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. If you find yourself in the vicinity of Madison Avenue between 55th and 56th street and you're looking for freshly ground hot Italian style gourmet coffee or espresso, a cold smoothie, iced cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate or perhaps one of our many specialty barista drinks you will be happy to know that Rieu Cafe is open and ready to serve you. Rieu café proudly serves Illy coffee and espresso, a company recognized worldwide.
We also have a wide array of freshly made and delicious kosher pastries and bagels. At Rieu Cafe, we are proud to state that we serve over 200 satisfied customers daily including new faces as well as our regular customers who we know by name (and sometimes by drink!).
The cafe is located in the high ceiling, glass enclosed, Sony Atrium Plaza. This charming and spacious environment allows you to sit at your leisure while reading a book, perusing through the newspaper, or just taking a break from your day to enjoy a great cup of coffee and freshly made kosher pastries.
Gustave Rieu and son Jonathan opened the café in the beautiful Sony Atrium Plaza in July 2005. Today Jonathan is the sole owner of the café but he carries on the traditional recipes he and his father used from the Rieu family in France when the opened the café 4 years ago. They grew up in Colombia where together they owned two kosher restaurants. It is there that they learned how to prepare authentic gourmet coffee drinks. Even though Rieu Café is a small kiosk, it serves a wide range of food including freshly made kosher pastries, breakfast bagel sandwiches and homemade soups. The kitchen staff is led by Guillermo Moreno, or ‘Primo’ to those who know and love him here at Rieu Café.