Tom’s Restaurant: A Documentary About Nothing

10.29.13 Kyle Petreycik

You may recognize the outside of this diner as Monk’s Café, the coffee shop from Seinfeld. However, while the inside of the establishment bears little resemblance to Monk’s, it is full of characters, many of whom were regulars long before Seinfeld was ever on the air and Suzanne Vega ever penned a song about it. Owned and operated by the Greek-American family of Minas Zoulis since the early 1940s, Tom’s Restaurant in Morningside Heights is now getting its very own documentary film, which centers around many of the notable individuals who have continually visited this iconic cafe throughout the years. Watch the trailer above.

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