Jack's Wife Freda, New York


Jack's Wife Freda, is a fresh and bright bistro that serves American-Mediterranean style breakfast, lunch and cocktails on 224 LaFayette Street of Soho. Despite the rain of this morning, my friend and I decided to sit outside and revelled in people watching and a much-needed breakfast. I found JWF on Yelp with excellent reviews and we too were not disappointed with our visit. 

The 'House Cured Duck Bacon' has won over the public vote at this Soho breakfast favourite. The choices on the menu are American classics with slight hints of Mediterranean influence; labneh, Lebanese yoghurt, challah toast, a special Jewish braided bread and the Green Shakshuka which is originally a Tunisian dish of fried eggs in a tomato and chilli sauce. I was personally torn between the Rosewater Waffle and a dish with my all-time favourite breakfast food item: eggs. In the end I went for the Soft Boiled Eggs with Shallah Toast $7 and the House Cured Duck Bacon $6. I started off with one of the best Cappuccino's that I'd ever tasted. It was not bitter but smooth and soft. The sugar wrappers were just too cute. 


The Soft Boiled Eggs and Duck Cured Bacon were divine. The eggs were boiled to perfection, rich and perfect with the challah toast. 

The best part of all, was dipping the duck bacon in the egg as soldiers; it definitely took me back to my childhood. The special house cured duck bacon was dry, flavoursome and so delicious. 

The service at Jack's Wife Freda was really superb. In the U.S, tax is included in the bill and a tip in addition is also expected. In total, my bill came to around $23. The queues to eat inside were amounting during our visit, proving how it's quickly become a go-to lunching location for busy New-Yorkers in the Soho area. As my first breakfast in New York City, I was really impressed and would highly recommend it to others wanting a relaxed, delicious meal that is reasonably priced. If you want to find out more about Jack's Wife Freda, check them out at: