Category Archives: Cafe

Harlem’s restaurant row, aka Frederick Douglass Blvd., getting another coffee shop

New restaurants have been the trend on Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem for the last five to six years. Now it appears coffee shops are the next big thing. Another coffee/cafe shop is opening up on FDB between 114th and 115th Street on the east side of the block, according to a worker on site. Several workers are hammering away prepping the place for a cafe.

This will be the fourth coffee shop to open on Harlem’s restaurant row. Already in place are Silvana, Double Dutch, and Cafe Frederick. Oh…and there’s that big company on the same boulevard too. Stay tuned!

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Made in Brooklyn coffee offered at new Cafe Frederick in Harlem

Walked by the new Cafe Frederick on FDB and 114th this morning and what was outside? Free coffee! The Harlem parlor was giving out free cups of coffee for passerby’s to try. Cafe Frederick will be offering java made in Brooklyn. Stop by and try some. I certainly did!

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Sign says Cafe Frederick Harlem Parlor, a new Harlem business on 114th Street and FDB

As this blog first reported, there is a new place opening on the corner of 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. It’s called Cafe Frederick Harlem Parlor and signage is up in front of the place that’s located right across the street from Melba’s Restaurant. The owners are working every day in hopes of opening by the end of the month. Stay tuned…

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Frederick Cafe Bistro closes, new coffee shop to open and be named Cafe Frederick

There’s brown butcher paper covering the windows in Harlem of what was Frederick Cafe Bistro at 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Why? Because the place is currently being renovated as a new coffee shop. Frederick Cafe Bistro no longer exists. Yup. HarlemGal learned this recently. The owners of bier international, which owned Frederick Cafe Bistro, apparently sold their rights to the commercial space on the Northeast corner of 114th and FDB to new management. We don’t why they did this and we don’t know the name of the new management yet, however what we do know is that these new owners are currently renovating the space as a new coffee shop and it will be called Cafe Frederick.

This is the same space that housed Society Cafe and will now have its third business on this Harlem corner. As more information becomes available on Cafe Frederick, we will pass along.

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Boxed water now available in Harlem, stop by Lenox Coffee

Some places in Harlem are ahead of the curve when it comes to environmental coolness. Lenox Coffee is clearly one of those places. They posted today on Facebook that they are now offering boxed water, aka water in a milk like carton. They are selling the brand, Boxed Water is Better, which donates 10 percent of their profits to reforestation projects and a further 10 percent to water relief foundations.The boxes of water are recyclable and consumers are contributing to a smaller carbon footprint! Very cool.

To learn more, check out Lenox Coffee’s Facebook page or better yet stop by to purchase boxed water. They are located at 129th and Lenox Avenue in Harlem.
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Double Dutch Espresso in Harlem now open on restaurant row

Lenox Coffee in Harlem announced this morning on Facebook that their “sister coffee-house” on Frederick Douglass Blvd is now open. It’s called Double Dutch. The previous name was Bearded Lady Espresso

Double Dutch Espresso is located on FDB between 118th and 119th Street. Go check it out and let us know what you think!

And congrats to the owners of Lenox
Coffee on their expansion in Harlem!

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Want a Harlem t-shirt? Keep Harlem, Harlem tees now available

On this Harlem blog, I use tees to feature the subject matter, ie Harlem. Sometimes readers ask, where can I buy a unique tee with the name Harlem on it? Here’s an option. One of my favorite Harlem sites, Harlem NYC, is now offering Harlem tees to purchase. The t-shirt says “Keep Harlem, Harlem.” Pretty cool…huh? If you’re interested in purchasing this Harlem tee, go here! And to check out Harlem NYC like I do, click here.

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Notice in Harlem, John Legend plays Red Rooster, beer and wine at Frederick Cafe Bistro

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Has anyone noticed there’s is a big beer and wine sign hanging at Frederick Cafe Bistro in Harlem? Walk by 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd and you will see it. I guess this means if patrons want more than coffee, they can now have beer and/or wine?

And did anyone notice that John Legend performed in Harlem last night? According to Marcus Samuelsson’s twitter account, he did. Legend apparently gave a private performance at Red Rooster in Harlem. Nice.

Legend has performed in Harlem before. A few years back he played at the Apollo!

Ahh…the things we notice happening in Harlem! It’s endless.

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Who made list of best neighborhood coffee shops in Manhattan? Harlem’s The Chipped Cup of course

Untapped cities recently published an article on The Best Neighborhood Coffee Shops In Manhattan. And guess who made the list, which also appeared in Business Insider? The Chipped Cup, located in the Hamilton Height’s section of Harlem, made the list! Congrats to them! The Chipped Cup in Harlem was ranked fourth out of the ten Manhattan coffee shops mentioned.

Stop by The Chipped Cup located at 148th Street and Broadway, ie 3610 Broadway. For the summer season, they are currently offering Affogato Italian ice cream in vanilla and chocolate along with espresso! Yum! I am heading to The Chipped Cup this weekend!
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A yogurt cafe on Lenox Avenue opens today, stop by Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe in Harlem

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The wait is over. Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe, located on Lenox Ave between 118th and 119th, will open today (July 20) in Harlem. Folks can stop by starting at 3 pm. Go in and try one of the dozen yogurt flavors offered (I tried coconut and raspberry and absolutely loved it), sprinkle favorite toppings, weigh and then pay! Also while there, say hello to Quintano Downes, the owner of Pa-paya and another Harlem local opening a business right where he lives.

HarlemGal Inc has a preview of the menu! Take a look and notice that customers can purchase more than yogurt. Pa-paya will offer a breakfast menu, such as oatmeal and waffles, and premium beverages, such as smoothies and fruit and vegetable juices.

Stop by today and then stop here and tell us what you think of Pa-paya Seed Frozen Yogurt Cafe in Harlem!

Menu:
Frozen Yogurt Flavors…..56c oz
Flavors will come from this list

Fresh fruit, Dry Toppings and Syrups:
Fresh Fruit toppings…………39c oz
Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Honeydew, Kiwi, Lychee, Mandarin Oranges, Mango, Maraschino Cherries, Papaya, Peach, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberries, seedless grapes….

Dry Toppings…………………..39c oz
Almonds, Brownie Bites, Butterfingers(R), Cap’N Crunch(R), Cashews, Cheesecake Bites, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Cinnamon Toast Crunch(R), Cookie Dough, Cookies N Cream, Coco pebbles, Granola, Graham Crackers Lucky Charms, Gummi Bears, Graham Crackers, M&M’s(R), Milk Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate Crunch, Mochi, Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate Sprinkles, Pecans, Reese’s(R) Peanut Butter Cup, Oreo Pieces, Pop Tarts, Snickers, Waffle Cone, Yogurt Chips, Yogurt Covered Pretzels, Jelly Beans, Twix(R), Reeses Pieces, Junior Mints, Kit Kat, Health Bars, Sour Gummy Worms….

**** flavors and toppings change according to season and availability

Syrups: Blueberry, Butterscotch, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Honey, Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Sauce, White Chocolate, Condensed Milk, Strawberry, Whipped Cream

Smoothies, Fruit and Vegetable Juices:
For Your Health…………… 16 Oz $4.59…..20 Oz $5.59

Smoothies:
Wake – Up Smoothie
Frozen Berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and /or strawberries), Yogurt,

Fruit Juices………………..16 Oz $4.59 …..20 Oz $5.49
Summer Cool, Fruity Tootty, Tropical Blast, Banana Rama, Melon Madness, Super C, Merry Berry, Strawberry Field, Ginger Hopper, Purple Rain, Pineapple Blend, Energizer, Liquid Gold, Fruity Detox, Migraine Eliminator, Carrot-Mango-Apple, The Fruit Juice and more….

Vegetable Juices…………16 Oz $4.59……20 Oz $5.49
Immune Boost, Energy Boost, Cleansing Tonic, Spice – it – Up, Skin Helper, Extra Strength, Health Drink, Headache, Beet Juice, Daily Detox, Morning Tonic, Supper Green and more…

Create Your Own Smoothie ….. 16 Oz $4.59…20 Oz $5.59

Breakfast Anytime:
Hot Oatmeal…… $5.99
Topped with fresh fruit toppings. *Your choice of soy, 2% or almond milk

Waffles……..Plain Waffle…..$ Plain Waffle + Two Toppings….$
Create your own waffle with our premium frozen yogurt or whip cream and toppings!

Cereal….43c oz…. Bowl $4.99
Dispense your choice of cereal, Add your choice of soy, 2% or almond milk top with your choice of fruit

Parfait………… $3.49
Flavored Yogurt, Granola, assorted fresh fruit

Fresh Fruit Juices……….$3.59
Apple Juice, Orange Juice, Carrot Juice, Pineapple Juice

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