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Patisserie des Ambassades

2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10026 40.806079 -73.954102
nr. 119th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-666-0078 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan, Cafes, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Eclectic/Global, French, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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    6 out of 10

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Official Website

patisseriedesambassades.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 7am-2am; Fri, 7am-3am; Sat-Sun, 8am-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 116th St.

Prices

$6.50-$13

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Great Desserts
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

110th St. to 135th St., Fifth Ave. to Riverside Dr.

Profile

On most nights, this airy, comfortable Harlem café positively hums with a capacity crowd and good vibrations. Patisserie des Ambassades’ mood is warm and welcoming, its menu global. The versatile, largely Senegalese kitchen crew slings recipes from France, North and West Africa, Vietnam, the Caribbean, and Italy, not to mention all-American omelettes, salads, and meat dishes. Nevertheless, many daytime patrons settle in with the paper, a cappuccino, and a good-looking, reasonably well-made croissant or tart. Others take advantage of inexpensive, hearty lunch and dinner entrées, such as nicely braised double portion of lamb shank for half the downtown tab. The menu’s sheer breadth can make it tricky for the kitchen to perfect time preparation, so your entire meal may arrive at once. But no one seems to mind at this relaxed little spot in increasingly international Harlem.

BYOB

There’s no liquor license, so BYOB; the house-puréed ginger juice is even more beguiling with rum. Various prix fixe lunch specials are on the boards weekdays.

Prix Fixe Brunch
Patisserie des Ambassades offers a Saturday and Sunday brunch all afternoon. Choices are various omelettes, eggs and waffles, or just waffles.

Recommended Dishes

Croissaint, $1.50; croque madame, $7; merguez sandwich, $6.50; lamb shank, $12.50.

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