This is becoming one of my favorite new breakfast and lunch spots near to lower Harlem. Though just on the outer skirts of what is considered the official Harlem line, they do deliver to lower Fredrick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. area. Actually I just confirmed with the informative and likable Manager/Owner Steve that they do in fact deliver from Lennox Ave to Riverside up to around 120th/ 121st street. Keep in mind they get very busy (especially on weekends) so depending on the day it may take longer for your order to arrive.
The food is very good, fresh and a nice alterntive to the greasy spoon diner. Though nothing against the greasy food diner experience. The one I frequently go to for the basic breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast is “Tom’s Restaurant” located on 112th St. and Broadway. But you can’t have that everyday. Crepes on Columbus has a tantalizing diversity of choices for your taste buds. Everything tastes good!
Starting with my favorite which lately I have been ordering for breakfast quite frequently is the “Oeuf Columbus” Poached eggs on a goat cheese potato cake with ratatouille and a baquette on the side. Delicious!
I usually add their homemade apple turnover or a chocolate or almond croissant to my order. Ok it’s not the discount $6.50 dollar breakfast at the diner joint. But for what you are getting and the quality and preparation of the food it is fairly reasonable. The Ouef Columbus is priced at $9.75 with a baguette on the side. The croissants are priced at $2.oo and the turnovers are $2.25.
Also very good are the sandwiches. I have ordered the Cubana (slightly altered from the Cubano which is traditionally a cuban sandwich) and the Prosciutto & fresh mozzarella sandwich. Both very good. All sandwiches are served with organic mesclun salad on the side.
But don’t forget about the Crepes! After all it is in the title so you already know they are going to be good. Too many choices to choose from or you can create one on your own. From breakfast crepes, sandwich crepes to dessert crepes they are all freshly prepared and incredible. But check out the menu for yourself and see what looks good to you at www.crepesoncolumbus.com.
Levain Bakery, which recently opened up a store in Harlem, announced on their Facebook page that this coming Wednesday, March 23rd, they will donate 25 percent of their gross sales from their Upper Westside and Harlem shops to the Red Cross for Japan. They are asking friends/supporters to spread the word.
In support of Levain Bakery and the Japanese people, HCL is encouraging all of its readers to stop by Levain Bakery on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 116th Street on Wednesday for treats and let’s help out those in dire need! See you there!
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
The wait is finally over. Harlem has a new cookie store! I stopped by Levain Bakery, located on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 116th and 117th Street, yesterday to try out the goods. I purchased four $4 cookies: chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and dark chocolate peanut butter chip. I have never tasted a Levain Bakery treat before so I went nuts and asked for one of each flavor. Little did I know.
Before I discuss my favorites, let me state: I am going to be eating cookies until the end of March. I had no idea Levain cookies were so…ahh…huge. I have labeled them big a– cookies, big mac cookies or colossal cookies! These cookies are so big and fat, they look like biscuits. Next time I see my friends who reside on the Upper Westside, I am going to ask “why didn’t you tell me how big these cookies were?” Do I sound like a person who is complaining because I am on the verge of inheriting a new sweet tooth addiction? Simple answer. Yes!
Last night, I bit into each of the four cookies I purchased and do they each pack a punch of flavor. If you love chocolate, try the dark chocolate chocolate chip. It was too much for me and I’d rather eat chocolate cake, but for chocolate cookie lovers it will not disappoint. I also did not care for the chocolate peanut butter chip cookie. If you like peanut butter, this cookie is your friend. Where I am going to become a Levain cookie addict is with the chocolate chip/walnut cookie and the raisin oatmeal cookie. I have come to the conclusion I love traditional, simple ingredient cookies. They remind me of the treats I received when I was a kid. However, these cookies have been injected with 10 times the amount of cookie dough.
Levain Bakery definitely delivers the sweet stuff as some of their fans had already conveyed. Next time, I will only buy one cookie or try something else so that I can now manage my new found sweet tooth addiction.
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
Not too long after talking about when Levain Bakery was opening up for business in Harlem, Levain went on record on their Facebook page and Harlem store door officially, there is a sign up, stating when they are opening up their Harlem store. The day is Tuesday, February 22.
So there we have it! We now have confirmation straight from the source on when Levain Bakery is opening up their Harlem store! Get your taste buds ready, Harlemites! Most people I chatted with about Levain, say their treats are very good!