Really Good Coffee & Cajun Food In Harlem
We love shouting from the rooftops about new coffee shops, because if you know us, you know we love starting date night with coffee. That's why when we heard about Harlem-newcomer, Shuteye Coffee, we were very excited. Not only do they serve thoughtfully prepared and sourced espresso, their doughnuts, and pastries rival famed bakeries. You have our permission—consume dessert first by way of coffee and donuts before heading to your main event: soul food.
In an age where Southern soul food is regrettably getting harder and harder to find in the city, BLVD Bistro stands out as a restaurant that brings you all the best of Cajun steak, and biscuits and gravy, with a delicate, modern kick. Here, the recipes are every bit as homestyle and familiar as you need them to be, with subtle twists that bring them into contemporary cooking: seven cheese macaroni, fried okra with spicy creole okra, and a wood-smoked chicken that’s actually been slowly, and carefully wood-smoked to perfection. Don’t skip out on sides—they’ve got an incredible, creamy southern potato salad. With a couple of drinks to boot, it’s the perfect place to get jazzed up for a night in Harlem.
137 W 116th Street, Manhattan
2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd, Manhattan