Jack's Wife Freda
50 Carmine Street
New York, NY 10014
This place has been raved about for so long on Instagram that I had to come and try it for myself. The first time my friends and I tried to eat here, the wait time was too long so we ate somewhere else. This time, there was no line and it was a convenient walk from where I had to do some errands. We went to the Carmine location since it was closer to where we were. Usually when I go to brunch, I can't escape the deliciousness of the eggs benedict so of course, that's what I ordered. I also ordered a fresh cantaloupe juice that I really liked. It was refreshing and felt healthy. The eggs benedict on the other hand, I didn't enjoy as much. It didn't really give me any wow factor like the ones Cafe Orlin did for me. Seems like Cafe Orlin is still #1 in my book!
Aside from the food, the little details were really cute. Their sugars had cute sayings and their menus had cute drawings too. When we got our bill, it came with a cute postcard. How many times have I said cute by now...?
Even though this place was raved about, I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped. It didn't live up to its hype but it was nice trying out a new brunch spot. Maybe I'll go back to get a fresh cantaloupe juice to go.