A Peek at Seoul-Based Caffe Bene, Now Open in Times Square

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Bright lights, late hours. Photo: Courtesy Caffe Bene

Last week, Aussie pie specialists Pie Face debuted in the U.S. via a prominent midtown location, and now a Korean coffee giant has done the same. Caffe Bene opened 700 outlets in Korea in less than four years, but it just landed Stateside, with a 250-seat Times Square shop. The chain specializes in coffee drinks and Belgian waffles, including savory varieties with bacon and Parmesan in the dough. Hours from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily befit the area's neon night-owls.

Caffe Bene, 1611 Broadway, at 49th St.; 212-586-2013