Breakfast in Harlem comes easy and delicious, thanks to this little cafe on the corner of Frederick Douglas and 114th. Frederic Cafe & Bistro is named after abolitionist leader and author, Frederick Douglas, and it displays his quotes proudly on its brand-new walls. From there, you can order fresh coffee drinks, delightful pastries and fun sandwiches. My favorites come from the “croissantwich” section! A nice tasty croissant filled with local, fresh ingredients. The prices are fair: the mini sandwiches, which are not so mini by the way (see above) are just $5, and the croissantwiches accompanied by a side of salad are $8.
The cafe is owned by the same people of Bier International, located just across the street. Unlike its sister restaurant, they accept credit cards. The clientele is usually small families, couples, and Columbia students. The setting is bright, and decor is kept simple which make the space appear much bigger than it is.
Frederick Cafe will be one of my go-to restaurants for breakfast in Harlem.