Every Single Place Jerry Seinfeld Takes All Those Comedians for Coffee
BRENT'S DINER, NORTHRIDGE, CA
In the 2019 season finale, Seinfeld takes one of his "closest friends" Barry Marder, who also appeared in an episode during the series' first season, for coffee at the LA-area diner. "This is what I like about this restaurant: They advertise guaranteed view of a heavy person from anywhere in the restaurant," jokes Marder, as Seinfeld breaks into laughter. "The whole place looks like the Disney Jamboree bears."
CAFE ANGELIQUE, TENAFLY, N.J.
It's a three-way date when Seinfeld, cabaret star Bridget Everett, and her purse dog Poppy drop in at this New Jersey cafe for coffee. "She got her hair done for the show," she says.
FORREST POINT, BROOKLYN
"I'm ready for coffee, Seinfeld," SNL star Melissa Villaseñor tells the host. Although, coffee will have to wait as the pair first makes a stop at the Museum of Food & Drink for a meal with "real MSG" before landing at this Brooklyn cafe for her caffeine fix. "You know what's weird about Brooklyn? Every day is Saturday in Brooklyn," he says, surveying the room. "What are you doing? Get back to work!"
ROSCOE'S HOUSE OF CHICKEN N WAFFLES, L.A.
Seinfeld takes Mario Joyner, of his "oldest and greatest friends," for an epic meal. "We are going to eat one of my favorite things: chicken and waffles," says Seinfeld. "When I lived in L.A., Roscoe's Chicken N Waffles was always the biggest weekend treat." But don't expect to learn any restaurant secrets in this episode: "Roscoe's recipe is so secret, they wouldn't even let us film the kitchen," he says.
LUNETTA, SANTA MONICA, CA
Don't try to order whole wheat toast at this LA-area restaurant. When Martin Short orders scrambled eggs with whole wheat toast, he's politely told the only options are sourdough or olive toast. (Spoiler: After the shock wore off, Martin chose the sourdough.)
PASTICCERIA ROCCO, N.Y.C.
Sebastian Maniscalco and Seinfeld hop on vintage scooters to drive to this classic Italian bakery in Manhattan. "Sometimes, when I do these things, I wonder how these guys, the crew ... are they like going, 'alright already!' I'm in my head sometimes, going, man, I hope these guys are enjoying it. Do you ever think that?" Maniscalco asks. Deadpans Seinfeld: "No. There's no money in these guys."
SLIM GOODIES DINER, NEW ORLEANS
"When I win the Oscar [for Ray], I don't take the Oscar home. I give it to my manager. 'You take this,'" Jamie Foxx reveals to Seinfeld over coffee at this New Orleans greasy spoon. "I said, because if I take that, I'll buy into the Oscar s—t and I won't be funny anymore. 'Cause when you hold the Oscar, for whatever reason, when I was holding the Oscar, I automatically started to speak in an English accent."
LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN, N.Y.C.
"I, of course, didn't bring any money," Matthew Broderick tells Seinfeld after ordering coffees at the French fast-casual cafe chain. "I have some in the car, in the lamborghini. That's awful. 'I left it in my lamborghini. Perhaps you could trust me for this,'" he jokes.
CITY LIMITS DINER, WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.
In his second appearance on the series, Ricky Gervais orders coffee and avocado toast at this White Plains diner. "How do you like that? Is that what you wanted?" Seinfeld asks him after Gervais takes a bite. "It's what I've got," he replies with a shrug and hearty laugh.
CANTERS DELI, L.A.
"When's the last time you were here?" Seinfeld asks his guest Seth Rogen, as the pair walk into the iconic Jewish-style deli. "Like, a week ago," Rogen and the restaurant hostess reply in unison. The comedians simply order coffee and "split some French fries" on this visit because they later make a sandwich stop at Arby's to "see if they have the meats."
THE ROSE, VENICE, CA
There was nothing but love between comic legends Seinfeld and Eddie Murphy during the 2019 season two-part season premiere. "I am so happy to see you," Seinfeld says to Murphy, while seated at this LA-area cafe. "I love you so much. And always have. Always have. You've just always been the magical guy to me." Replies Murphy: "I told you, you were always the funniest. When I started out, you were always the funniest. Still."
OMELET HOUSE, LAS VEGAS
Filmed before Jerry Lewis' death in August 2017, Seinfeld takes Lewis to one of the late comedian's favorite breakfast joints in this season 10 finale. Lewis forgoes the coffee and orders juice, three fried eggs "up" and a "large order of very, very, very stiff bacon." When the food comes out Seinfeld calls it "the craziest thing I've ever seen in my life, what's in front of you here."
MASSAPEQUA DINER, NEW YORK
VIA QUADRONNO, N.Y.C.
After walking around the city and joking that it shouldn't be hard to find an apartment in New York because there are so many of them, Seinfeld takes Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon to this Upper East Side Italian eatery for a cup of joe and lunch. McKinnon opts for pasta and Seinfeld orders one of the eatery's self-described "very special" paninis.
GOOD STUFF, L.A.
At the Hermosa Beach outpost of this diner, which began as a small burger shack in West Los Angeles, Seinfeld and Comedy Central star Neal Brennan share the reasons why they didn't watch each other's shows.
HASTINGS CENTER RESTAURANT, HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NY
Seinfeld takes The Daily Show correspondant Hasan Minhaj to this diner in Hastings-on-Hudson for breakfast. Their all-American meal: coffee and pancakes, of course.
BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL, L.A.
ESPRESSO PROFETA, L.A.
Stand-up comedian Brian Regan asks Seinfeld if they have left-handed silverware at this cozy café and bakery near UCLA's campus.
RAYMOND'S, NEW JERSEY
After grocery shopping at King's with Tracy Morgan, Seinfeld sits down with the comedian at this Ridgewood diner. As Seinfeld eats his meal, he jokes: "You know what's funny about food? We always assume what they put on the plate is what we're supposed to have like they know something... I don't think they're thinking about us at all."
TRE LUNE, L.A.
THE DINER, WASHINGTON, D.C.
ROYAL DONUTS, BROOKLYN
URTH CAFFE, L.A.
When this episode aired, Bob Einstein was the first comedians to appear twice on the series—so, to celebrate, in the season nine finale Seinfeld (apparently) gives him a car! It's a 2017 Acura NSX, which they take to this shop that prides itself on world class traditional teas and organic herbal blends. Einstein gets a laugh when he orders a hot chocolate.
IHOP, TORRANCE, CA
Seinfeld takes Christoph Waltz to the International House of Pancakes in Torrance because of the actor's "very eclectic background of nationalities." Per Seinfeld's suggestion, Waltz tries the American pancake, the French crepe, and the Belgian waffle before saying: "I was about to ask, what I ever did to you."
Seinfeld and his guest Lewis Black cross Brooklyn Bridge to eat (and in Lewis' case, wear) eggs at this restaurant established in 1950, which has a bakery that serves up fresh baked rolls and danish all day long. It's also home to the "World's Most Fabulous Cheesecake," which neither of them order.
THE BUTCHER'S DAUGHTER, N.Y.C.
Seinfeld takes Cedric the Entertainer to this juice bar and café that boasts better tasting fruits and veggies because it buys produce from local farms. It's tough to decide which way to go on the menu that features "butcher bowls," "stone oven pizzas," and "cold-pressed juices."
HOUSE OF PIES, L.A.
Only comedian Kristen Wiig would ask for doughnuts at this pie paradise that calls itself "a trusted name in late night dining."
JACKSON HOLE DINER, N.Y.C
Officially, it's "the home of the 7 oz. burger" but unofficially it's home to perfect coffee cups, according to Norm MacDonald, who tries the house hot sauce despite Seinfeld's warning that it's "unbelievably hot."
John Oliver remarks on the "judgmental silence" at this self-described "rustic American gastropub," that offers brunch, burgers and butterscotch pudding served with whipped cream and a British Hobnob cookie.