I have lived in Harlem for close to 12 years now. I’ve seen an explosion in real estate, restaurants…and now coffee bars/cafes. I ventured past 125th Street recently to check out ACP Coffee, which opened this year on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd between 134th and 135th Street. I know there are a lot of coffee places in the City. Hear me out on why you should make a point to visit ACP Coffee.
First, most of our Harlem based coffee shops that have opened in the last five years more than likely get their beans from a local/roaster. Not a bad thing. ACP Coffee in Harlem has decided to go in a different direction and serve coffee from Coava Coffee Roasters and Counter Culture Coffee Roasters. Coava coffee roasters is from Portland, Oregon, currently using El Salvador La Esperanza.
Second, if you’re into the avocado toast craze ACP Coffee has it on the menu. Their avocado toast is made with sourdough organic bread. Yum.
And last, ACP coffee uses Battenkill Valley grass fed milk for all their coffee drinks. I don’t recall ever having my coffee served with grass fed milk until I visited ACP Coffee. It was absolutely yummy. This type of milk added sweetness and extra foam to my latte.
These are just a few reasons on why you should stop by ACP Coffee in Harlem. As I often say in my blog posts, “don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself! and let me know what you think of the place.
ACP Coffee is located at 2286 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd in Harlem.
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Back in 2012, I blogged about one of my favorite kid accessories store by Harlem resident Alex Gizela, who founded Cabbages & Kings. I had zero Harlem babies then and I loved her apparel on the spot. Two kids later, three scarves, two sets of leg warmers and four pairs of socks from Cabbages & Kings, I still adore all the items offered.
More importantly, my kids love the product…and all of the items are hand made by artisans that reside in Central Mexico and in the Andean Valleys of Peru and Bolivia. Most pieces are a collaborative effort between Cabbages & Kings and the artisans to create pieces based on the culture’s traditional patterns and design.
Check out the merchandise for yourself. And oh, did I tell you that Cabbages & Kings started their 2017 #blackfriday/holiday sale. For those that follow HarlemGal online, there is a 30 percent discount. Use code: HeyMama30. (Please note the code is for a limited time only)
Enjoy! And let the holiday season begin!
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Burgers will not be cooking up in the space next to Chocolate Restaurant in Harlem. It will be Ganache Coffee! The signage is up in the commercial space between 119th and 120th Street on Frederick Douglass Blvd.
I guess Leon Ellis, the owner of practically everything on that particular block, changed his mind and decided to focus on coffee products instead-at least that’s what the signs are indicating!
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One of the greatest actors on the planet was hanging out on Harlem's Restaurant Row last night, July 27. According to Row House's online social network, Meryl Streep and the cast of The Papers, Steven Spielberg's upcoming flick, were dining at their establishment. Here's the picture to prove it! Pretty awesome, don't ya think?
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Need family plans in Harlem June 18? Consider NYC Kidsfest in Morningside Park from 2-7 PM. NYC Kidsfest is a free, one-day family performing arts festival bringing acts of outstanding artistic quality to New York families. Packed with music, theater, dance, storytelling and much more; this festival promises to delight, inspire and arouse the imaginations of children of all ages.
Headliners include: Bassam Saba and members of the NY Arabic Orchestra; Uptown Social Club; Karen Arcenaux—Alvin Ailey Zumba; Galli Theater performance of The Ugly Duckling; Face Painting by Derek Little; Theater workshops with actors from Classical Theater of Harlem; and Arts & Crafts Table
Location: Morningside Park—113th Street @ Manhattan Avenue behind St. John the Divine.
Closest trains: 1, B or C Exit 110th Street. Rain date is June 25!
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My kids and I were at Harlem Eat Up today. While strolling around, literally in our Bugaboo, we learned today that Whole Foods Market is opening up their Harlem store July 21, 2017. The two nice gentlemen working their booth informed us when we asked. However, there was no need to ask. There was a sign to the left of them that announced the date! See pic below.
I wonder whose going to check out the new Whole Foods uptown when it opens? I’m curious to see if they plan on offering the same kind of merchandise/products as a downtown store. We will soon find out!
The store will be located at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue! Right there by the 2/3 subway line!
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Another Harlem blog posted a question yesterday to their site asking: Has Melba’s on 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd shuttered? As of this evening, HarlemGal has the the answer. It’s no!
This blog walked by there this evening and all the lights were on and people were inside!
What prompted the questions around the status of Melba Wilson’s ten year old restaurant on Harlem’s restaurant row is that someone snapped a photo of that infamous sticker from the City slapped on the restaurant’s grey metal rolling gate. Ouch!
Hopefully, going forward, this type of uncertainty about whether Melba’s restaurant is opened or closed is a thing of the past. Fingers are crossed!
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Harlem, we need to take part in another election. But this time this one is much more fun and not as depressing.
Wé McDonald is a former student of Harlem School of the Arts. She studied voice, theatre and dance at the St. Nicholas Avenue institution for 5 years as a member of the Dorothy Maynor Singers and the HSA Theatre Alliance. Now she is one of the remaining 11 finalists on NBC’s The Voice. TONIGHT, November 21 Wé McDonald will be competing live!
Every vote counts and she needs our help to win! Harlem, let’s get out the vote! Tune in tonight on Channel 4! Check local listings.
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First it was restaurants opening in Central Harlem. Then coffee shops followed. The next trend seems to be hat stores! A new hat store recently opened at 139 West 116th Street in Harlem called Shatzi Life. They sell everything from hard hats to scarves and gloves to snowboarding hats for adults and kids. It is a very cute place! I bought a cute reindeer hat for my daughter and a Coal hat for me. Coal hats are made in Seattle, WA!
If you need a unique gift for someone, this boutique hat store is a nice option to consider for shopping! Here is their website as well!
Happy Holidays Harlem!
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The commercial space on 115th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd in Harlem will no longer be empty. It has a tenant, according to Commercial Observer.
Moe’s Sneaker Spot, a trendy shoe retailer, will open its second location this fall at 1890 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, which is a newly converted condo building called The Strathmore
The shoe chain inked a 10 year, 1,800-square-foot lease in the ground floor space of the condo building where condos cost more than a million dollars and asking rents for the formerly vacant retail space costs over $50 per square foot.
To read full article, click here!
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