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Sweet Basil's Cafe

498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
+1 973-994-3600
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“poached pear” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
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498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here on a Friday afternoon. The place was busy, but we got a table pretty quickly. All of the food was really goo. I loved the burger that I tried. Service wAs excellent. Will come here again!

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

The food is fresh and high quality, good quick service, interesting menu. Better option than the diner or IHOP.

Thank Jim V
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Came in after the football game today we was seated immediately. We had a new waiter in training I guess because someone shadowed him and corrected him on menu items. The new waiter forgot two things but he was very friendly and so was all...More

Thank NuJerzee610
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner tonight with best friends. Large menu with big selection of different choices from hamburgers to BBQ ribs. Large portions. Very attentive staff. Easy parking. No rushing by staff. Easy to get to. Nice small selection of specials. Salads were excellent and you...More

Thank tennisbum11746
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Great spot for brunch. Kids love their meals. Best veggie burger & their egg dishes are great too! French toast with the poached pears is outta this world! Love love 🥞

Thank HappyMom77
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

After shopping in Livingston, NJ, with my daughter and five-year-old granddaughter, we stopped at Sweet Basil's Cafe for lunch. What a delightful surprise! My granddaughter had a "kids' plate" of breaded chicken cutlets and fries and both my daughter and I had ahi tuna plates....More

Thank prella2
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice menu good variety loved the whiskey pancakes best variety in breakfast that I have had adequate service

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Went here over the weekend. It was the best French toast I've ever had and I've had my share of that. It had just the right amount of everything!! If you are ever in the NYC area, it's worth the train ride to Livingston to...More

Thank Ravali K
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Not a local, but came here because it was on the way back home. A guy seated us but no one came to our table for a good 10 minutes. When someone finally came we put all our order in. Our server would put the...More

1  Thank Daniela L
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I eat here all the time. Good is great and so is the staff. The parking lot is Tiny but they do Have valet parking

Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 973-994-3600
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