Monday, August 10, 2020


Harlem Bespoke:  The only spot to get Ethiopian on Sugar Hill was also once a historic jazz joint that a young Malcolm X worked at back in the day.  Tsion Cafe at 148th and St. Nicholas opened almost six years ago at storefront that once housed Jimmy's Chicken Shack decades ago but now serves up injera bread in traditional and more contemporary variations.

We had written several articles about the now local favorite over the years but had not been back since the pandemic started.  One of the notable breakfast offerings is the smoke salmon with scrambled eggs served up with sour dough injera which probably can only be found at Tsion.  Tear away at the crepe-like breading and use it as a wrap to grab the injera with.  We also got to try a Middle Eastern dish called malawach which was a flaky flatbread drizzle in honey and topped with coconut flakes.

Another point to note is that there is curbside seating but the beautiful backyard is also open to entertain guests.  Takeout options are also available be we always prefer the more formal presentations that only sitting down at a restaurant provides. Check out the original photo of this famous address in our past post: LINK 2020

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