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.
Michael Leopold and Steve Friedson, who reside in Harlem and have been for five years, were brainstorming one day about how they would like to have an abundance of food delivery options in Harlem right at their finger tips. Leopold and Friedson love their Harlem community they live in, however, they feel there is limited food delivery options in the area. After wishing and brainstorming further, they decided to put those thoughts into action. The result, a service called Harlem Delivers. Harlem Delivers is exactly just that, a delivery service that will bring food to Harlem residents only from outside food vendors. Leopold, a co-founder, tells HarlemCondoLife that they already have six Upper Westside food establishments that have signed on the dotted line to deliver their food products to Harlemites. They are: Soy y Sombra, a Spanish restaurant, Gabriela’s, offers Mexican, Earthen Over, serves Indian, Bodrum offer Turkish cuisine, Fusha West, and Blossum, which is no meat and Kosher.
But don’t start dialing up to order some dinner just yet. Harlem Delivers plans to open at the end of June, if they have all the staff power in place, and they are only offering the initial service to a targeted area, which will be from 145th Street to 149th from Frederick Douglass Blvd to Edgecomb Avenue. Once the business is launched and they have this particular area fully serviced, Harlem Delivers hopes to expand the business and service throughout Harlem. “Our strategy will be similar to a business like Fresh Direct. They expanded zip code by zip code,” said Leopold.
I asked about where local businesses/restaurant establishments fit in their business strategy and Harlem Delivers plans to work in partnership with them as well. Leopold said they already have one local business that is interested! So sit tight hombres, all of us in Harlem may soon get to order food delivery from wherever and whenever!
A great little addition to the up and coming new businesses on Frederick Douglass Blvd.
This friendly and helpful flower shop carries a nice selection of house plants and a large variety of cut flowers. They deliver various plants and cut flowers to the surrounding area and regularly have a hearty selection of seasonal plants. They also provide services for weddings and other events. Owners Louis Gagliano and Stefan Handl opened this shop 18 months ago and HarlemCondoLife encourages everyone to drop by and check it out.
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 11-7 PM and Sunday 12-5 PM.