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Crepes on Columbus – Review

Oeuf Columbus

CREPES ON COLUMBUS

By HarlemHouse
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.

Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

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CREPES ON COLUMBUS

#(212) 222-0259

Need a place to brunch in Harlem? Try Il Caffe Latte

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
On Twitter, we are sometimes asked “where should I go for brunch in Harlem?” We provide several options in our tweets. However, at the top of HarlemGal’s list I respond with “go to Il Caffe Latte at 189 Lenox Avenue.” It’s located between 119th and 120th Street on Lenox Ave, also known as Malcolm X Blvd.
The reason why I like this place so much is because it feels like I am going to family home for breakfast. It’s not big and it’s not small. It’s comfortable. When you approach Il Caffe Latte it has a wide store front with a giant squared window. That setting alone is inviting. It allows you to immediately peak in at a distance from the sidewalk. From there, you can see in and what you’ll discover are plenty of people inside enjoying themselves.
I went on a Saturday afternoon before three and ordered the Make Your Own Omelette with salad, along with multi-grain toast and iced coffee. It was absolutely the best cause the omelette was nice, big and fluffy stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and cheese. Yum! And the toast was authentic multi-grain bread with real butter, not margarine. Sometimes you can go to a restaurant and the bread is lacking. Not here, I liked my grained bread at Il Caffe Latte. And to top it all off, the iced coffee was served in a well-sized shake glass. I believe it was a pint size. So I had plenty to quench my thirst and stock up on the caffeine. Oh…and another wonderful attribute of Il Caffe Latte, I only spent about $13 dollars. Not bad for an enjoyable brunch in Harlem.

So if your asking that familiar question “where should I go for brunch in Harlem?” Try Il Caffe Latte in Harlem. But go early cause when I went to this place it was busy right up until the end of brunch, which is around three o’clock. People kept coming in and out. That was the only downside, which is manageable!

See you at brunch in Harlem.

Il Caffe Latte
189 Lenox Ave.
(between 119th St & 120th St)
New York, NY 10026
(212) 222-2241