Harlem's got a stylish new all-day spot for coffee and casual fare, and a familiar local chef is behind it.
The simply-named Harlem Cafe, serving up coffee, French pastries, warm sandwiches and more, is the latest business from chef Ejhadji Cisse, who already runs Ponty Bistro and Renaissance nearby.
Painted in stylish gray and white, the cafe is located at 2259 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard and W 133rd Street—on the same stretch of the boulevard as Cisse's two other spots.
The food on the simple, two-sided menu—everything from breakfast dishes like mushroom omelettes and Belgian waffles (available until 4pm) to soups, salads and panini—comes straight from the small open kitchen right behind the side counter.
Drinks include a wide variety of coffee (from drip to flat white) and tea, plus beer and wine by-the-glass.
There's plenty of seating both inside and out, where the inviting sidewalk seating area is surrounded by lush greenery.