Located on the west side of the Metro-North tracks along Park Avenue at 118th Street, UGC eats is a family-friendly cafe brought to you by the same family that runs the under-the-tracks Urban Garden Center. Inspired by the themes of both the city and nature, the cafe features a plant-based menu (plus great coffee)! Stop by to say hello to owners Dimitri and Sara Gatanas, Dimitri's dad Nick, and brother Alex.


1674 Park Avenue (at 118th Street)


Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.






Looking for the name of a tune you heard on Urban Garden Center & UGCeats' playlist at the Uptown Grand Central plaza? Click on the links below and groove along at home:

Fragosiriani by Markos Vamvakaris

El Cantante by Hector Lavoe

Ran Kan Kan by Tito Puente & His Orchestra

Candela by Buena Vista Social Club

Dos Gardenias by Buena Vista Social Club

Blue Train by John Coltrane

Peace Frog by The Doors

Crash Into Me by The Dave Matthews Band

Everybody's Talkin' by Bill Withers

Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

I've Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash

On The Road Again by Willie Nelson

Dueling Banjos by Rollin' In The Hay

Midnight Rider by The Allman Brothers

Midnight Rider by Joe Cocker

Midnight Rider by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Dream On Dreamer by The Brand New Heavies

Never Stop by The Brand New Heavies

Sunny Side of the Street by Rod Stewart

Sunny Side of the Street by Louis Armstrong

Hear My Train A Comin' by Jimi Hendrix

Scratch My Back by Junior Wells

Scratch My Back by Taj Mahal

American Girl by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Downbound Train by Bruce Springsteen

Wildflowers by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

This Train by Joe Bonamassa