A new kind of coffee pleasure and café treasure awaits one at Frederick’s Café & Bistro. It is located at 2104 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026; it is in the area of Harlem Hamlet—(110th to 125th Street & 8th Avenue); and it is the little sister to Bier International at 2009 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (at 113th Street).
Frederick’s Café & Bistro’s menu is a mixture of American and European Cuisine, with a folksy flair of homemade scrumptious meals. Specifically, Mini Baguette Sandwiches: Avocado & Cucumber, Prosciutto & Provolone, Mozzarella & Basil, and Mortadella & Basil Pesto; Panini Sandwiches: Hummus with Alfalfa sprouts, Avocado, roasted peppers, roasted garlic basil vinaigrette; Smoked Black Forest Ham with Provolone cheese, extra virgin olive oil; and Danish Fontina & Prosciutto with Prosciutto di Parma, basil pesto and Roma tomatoes; Quiches: Lorraine, Mushroom, and Spinach and Salads, such as: Organic Baby Greens, Caesar Salad, Frederick Salad, and Turnip, Arugula and Prosciutto.
The décor is bright, bold and beautiful for intimate exchanges, or single moments with a Cappuccino and a scrumptious Oatmeal Cookie. The afternoon, I was there, I sat at the communal table, next to a charming couple, Scott and Gwen. It was also their first time at Frederick’s Café & Bistro. “What do you like about your new neighborhood place? I asked.
“I like the Caesar Salad,” said Scott.
“Me too,” echoed Gwen, “and the Quiche Lorraine.”
“And also,” Scott smiled, “the coffee is very good.”
I concur with Scott and Gwen, Frederick’s is a very good Café & Bistro.