Jack's Wife Freda

Cuisine: European, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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Breakfast: A popular dinner joint with the downtown crew, Jack's Wife Freda also dishes up a mean breakfast menu that mixes Mediterranean influences with American favorites. Order up the rosewater waffle with Lebanese yogurt, or opt for the green shakshuka, baked eggs floating in a flavorful spinach sauce with a side of challah toast. On busy mornings, you may have to get a little cozy with your neighbors - though this small space is flooded with sunlight, it packs 'em in with family-style seating. But don't worry too much: that just gives you a chance to spy on everyone else's order before putting in your own.

Brunch: Jack's Wife Freda dishes up a mean breakfast menu that mixes Jewish Grandmother via South Africa influences with American favorites. Order up the rosewater waffle with Lebanese yogurt, or opt for the green shakshuka, baked eggs floating in a tangy spinach sauce with a side of challah toast and house-cured duck bacon for non-pork eaters. On busy mornings, you may have to get a little cozy with your neighbors - though this small space is flooded with sunlight, it packs 'em in with family-style seating. But don't worry too much: that just gives you a chance to spy on everyone else's order before putting in your own. There are now two Jack's but they are equally popular.


Address

224 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012

212-510-8550


Hours

Due to COVID-19, please check with the business for the most recent updates to their opening hours.

Expert Tips by Andrea Wien

New York Local Expert

Breakfast: "Jack's doesn't open until 8:30 AM, so plan accordingly if you're looking for an earlier bite to eat."

Best for Breakfast Because: Jack's offers a nice change of pace from the rest of the traditional breakfast fare in Soho.

Expert Tips by Maria Lisella

New York Local Expert

Brunch: "Both Jack's open at 8:30AM so set your alarm if you're looking for an earlier bite to eat."

Best for Brunch Because: Jack's Wife Freda is just about perfect. The food is fantastic and the people are top-notch, but you can feel a bit rushed.

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