What to expect
- Participate in a thrilling interactive game in which you must escape from a coffee house under a biological attack
- Work within the 60-minute time limit to solve the mystery that will let you survive the attack
- Put your critical thinking skills and teamwork abilities to the ultimate test as you piece together clues
- Enjoy an exciting and challenging game filled with anticipation and twists
About this Activity
During this escape room adventure, you'll find yourself trapped in a once popular cafe. There you will find evidence regarding the mysterious disappearance of its owner, and unravel the mystery of the attack that left you quarantined within the coffee shop.
While you have only sixty minutes to get the job done before your face melts off, you'll have help thanks to the small team trapped with you. Together, you'll need to exercise your collective observational and critical thinking skills to safely escape.
|Price||$28.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||1 hour|
|Rating||17 positive reviews|
Phoebe O.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room February 24, 2017
Had a blast! Puzzles were challenging and super fun. Kelsey gave us clues without making it too easy. I recommend.
David F.Chapter 2: Biotech Labs Escape Room February 19, 2017
Chaperoned a class trip here last Friday. Having been in a few of these experiences now, I can say that this one (laboratory) was very solve-able (despite having not solved it - I blame that on having too many people in the room; information gets lost when so many people have so many small pieces). The clues all made sense and created a very reasonable transition through the whole experience. I can't speak for the other room, but Sarah was a great host who got everything set-up, set the tone, and got us moving really quickly. Her clues were also not just "gimme" clues...she kept us working for it, which I truly appreciate.
Overall, a really great experience. At the cost, I'd certainly recommend team-building through this. I wish I'd have known that this was session 2 in what appears to be a 5 part series between the downtown and midtown locations. Seems pretty impressive; might have to convince my friends to run the gamut with me!
SPOILER-ISH LINE: I am a little miffed that we wasted a lot of time on one particular clue that we were using correctly but was not calibrated properly. Please make sure things are... balanced fairly :)
Cassandra C.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room January 29, 2017
The best experience ever!! Planned this as the main event for a friends birthday and it was so GREAT! We bought all the slots for two of the rooms- each room can fit 10 people. While we were out pregaming, more of our friends who didn't RSVP wanted to join us at the escape room, so I emailed MYSTERY ROOMS NYC about overcrowding the room and they were SO accommodating!! We had sooo much fun!! We didn't "escape" either room but we were "very close" in both rooms! Or maybe Cathy (the moderator/host) just told us that to make us feel better... LOL. Either way, this escape room was fun and challenging, everyone had a great time, and we unanimously agreed we would do it again!
Javeria A.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room January 22, 2017
Had a great time here! We were in the cafe belum room and it was challenging but not impossible. Kat was a great Clue Master who made the game exciting and fun!
Ann P.Chapter 2: Biotech Labs Escape Room January 9, 2017
We had such a BLAST!!! We did the lab and the clues and riddles are fantastic!!!! Even the waiting room is filled with puzzles and fun locks/cabinets/cactuses so the adventure begins the second you arrive! Kat was the mastermind behind the room and she was so awesome!! she did a cool intro with our groups and explained the story . She had excellent timing with her hints too! We got out with 12 minutes and only 3 clues from Mastermind Kat!!!! THANK YOU KAT & MYSTERY ROOM TEAM!
Erik A.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room December 17, 2016
Fantastic experience! Our clue master, Kat, was a joy, full of energy and made sure everyone felt welcome and ensured a fun time all around. Highly recommended for large groups to figure how to get out of the room! You won't regret it.
Wetheh S.Chapter 2: Biotech Labs Escape Room November 29, 2016
Had a really fun time. Staff was very friendly and puzzles were very creative. Will definitely recommend.
Elaine W.Chapter 2: Biotech Labs Escape Room November 21, 2016
Great experience! I went for a friend's birthday on Saturday night. Though, the location is kind of sketchy, it's okay! Just ring the buzzer and they'll let you in to go to the 2nd floor. (I think a lot of escape the room locations are in very secluded areas)
This is my second time doing an escape the room. So, I know what to expect. We did the BioLab room. Our group is very rowdy, loud and down to earth, so our awesome cluemaster, Jeff was being a team player during the escape. (Making appropriate jokes and keeping it fun). He explained the scenario, rules, and the do's and don'ts.
Our group had a lot of fun. And had only 17 SECONDS left on the clock! Haha. It was really close to the wire. The birthday girl just ran for her life with the key to open the door.
If you need any tip about your first time playing, the locks can be fickle, so you can spend a lot of time opening a lock than solving a puzzle. So make sure you jiggle the lock and that you're lining up the numbers on the correct side, etc.
My only tip about this room in particular, is that the lighting in there sucks. I'm not sure if that's on purpose, but it needs another light on the other side of the closet. (but I think during the day time, it's fine) The room also seems to have a lot of wear, like the microscope (or the blinds, seems like someone really tore that up.) Just little things. Other than that, it was great! I had tons of fun. Jeff was amazing and helped us quite a bit. But glad that we made it out.
Kelly M.Chapter 2: Biotech Labs Escape Room November 19, 2016
Wow - this was AWESOME!
I have never done an escape the room before, and wasn't exactly sure what to expect but I am so happy that I finally did.
This place is certainly a little hidden - it's right on 7th ave, but does not have a big sign or anything.
We came with a large group, so we split into two teams. My team was in the "cafe" and the other team was in the "lab". You find out that the two stories are connected to each other, but I won't ruin the surprise.
This is a mix of a scavenger hunt and then a series of riddles that you have to solve to open locks that will eventually lead you to the final key to get you out of the room. We unfortunately got stuck on the second to last clue (ugh!) and didn't make it out of the room, but it was still very rewarding. I'm definitely a very competitive person so every time I got a clue right I found myself getting pretty AMPED and may have even done fist pump or two.
Highly recommend you get a group and try it out! 6 is probably the ideal number, but anywhere from 4-8 would work too.
D B.Chapter 2: Biotech Labs Escape Room October 14, 2016
The puzzle was IMPOSSIBLE. SPOILER ALERT. We showed up at 190 Mercer Street when the adventure began. It all started outside on the street we couldn't find a way in!! The elevator needed a key. The door didn't budge. We even resorted to calling the Mystery Room for help to get in! Nothing but a cryptic answering machine message. No help at all! There were piles of trash bags around the entrance that my teammate started looking thru--for clues! Nothing to be found. Well kept secrets!! We eventually gave up, and hailed a taxi. We were a bit discouraged at not even solving the initial puzzle to get inside the room, but ultimately we were BAFFLED by the Mystery!!! This is one tough puzzle. You got us this time, Mystery Room!
Brian G.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room October 7, 2016
I have only ever done one other Escape Room before, and this one was impressive!
When we got there, our clue master Katelynn, showed us the ropes for Chapter 3: Cafe Belim, and explained how the game worked. She lead us to our room, and locked the door. We had one hour to escape.
She provided us with the appropriate amount of clues to where we never lost momentum, and not too many that we felt we were being guided through. We were more or less left to our own devices, which is how it is supposed to be.
The clues and locks were inventive and interesting. I do not want to spoil anything, so I will not use any specifics, but it wasn't simply "find a code, enter it into a lock." The other room I did had many three-dial and four-dial locks, so whenever we found a code, we would have to try it on every lock until one of them opened. Here it was different. There was only one lock of each type so that no code could go into the wrong lock, which helped things along., The use of multiple types of media were interesting, too, and kept us on our toes.
The location is a little shabby, and kind of hard to find (The first puzzle is finding the front door!) but they more than make up for it with the interesting and creative clues.
We escaped with 15 and a half minutes left, which we were told was pretty good. i'm looking forward to trying chapter 2.
Dianne W.Chapter 2: Biotech Labs Escape Room September 18, 2016
This was my first ever Escape the Room game, and it was mind-blowing, in all ways speaking. My friend and I arrived and joined 5 other strangers who we learned would be our teammates. By the end of the hour, I realized they were some of the coolest people I've ever met.
We were doing Chapter 2: The Biotech Lab. Before the game began, we were given clear and concise instructions about our "mission." Then as the door closed and the timer began, each of us scrambled all over the room looking for our clues. They weren't kidding with that saying "two heads are better than one." It took all seven of our brains and some major creativity to get us out of this one with 3 minutes left on the clock.
The room was well lit, and there we no loose wires or things that could break if we accidentally handled it too roughly thinking it was a clue. I've never seen so many different types of locks before. Tip: if you have an idea, no matter how crazy it is, pitch it to the team. This was how my group ended up figuring out most clues. The Cluemaster was sitting outside watching our progress and gave us great tips when we needed it. You wont be standing around scratching your heads cluelessly for long.
Overall, a fantastic experience that really shows you how fun teamwork can be when everyone puts in the effort. Great time for families, friends, dates - impress them with your intelligence!
Jade J.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room September 7, 2016
Came here with a group of friends and had a blast. I didn't organize it and kind of just showed up so I had no expectations. Our clue master was Rose and she was awesome and I think she really made a difference in our experience. So make sure you pay attention and listen to the rules or you'll waste a lot of time. Don't want to give it all away here, just go!
Will definitely need to come back with another group and try the other rooms. :)
Win C.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room September 5, 2016
I've had my fair share of Escape the Room Challenges and Mystery Room NYC is definitely on top of my list. My friends and I did the Cafe Belim room and we had an awesome time. Though we were all running around the room like chickens without a head, we all had that rush of excitement every time we solved a puzzle. Last but not least, we couldn't have done it without our cluemaster, Rose! She kept us on track, really pushed for us to succeed, and taught us the value of thinking outside the box. Will definitely be back for more action!
PoLin S.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room August 2, 2016
I went with a group of 5 and it was our first mystery/escape room experience. We had a late night reservation for the Cafe room. Not knowing what to expect, we had a blast utilizing our brainpower and competitive spirit. Our clue master (Kat) was awesome and very helpful throughout the process.
While we didn't end up escaping (we were close!), we would certainly come back to try the other room. I recommend a group of no more than 6 people; otherwise it seems it would be too confusing and the clues wouldn't be as accessible or fun to interpret.
We were informed that they're in the process of building others, so be on the lookout for that!
Tyler L.Chapter 2: Biotech Labs Escape Room May 22, 2016
Mystery Room, one of several groups of "escape the room" type places has locations in midtown and downtown by Chinatown like some of the others. The idea is that you and a group of friends, family, coworkers, or even strangers get locked in a room set up with a variety of clues and a backstory that will help you unlock more clues and eventually find the key to escape the room. If you get really stuck, the staff can give you several clues during the course of the hour. The downtown one was a lot of fun and perfect for a group of 6-10 with lots of varied clues and perfect difficulty to just escape with a few minutes left. It's an excellent team building activity that requires teamwork and thinking creatively to succeed.
Osaze O.Chapter 3: Cafe Belim Escape Room February 15, 2017
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