[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Breakfast is served everyday till 4pm at Jack's Wife Freda. This means many things, but most important is the fact that you can have rosewater waffles ($8) for breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack any day of the week. The yeasty waffle batter is faintly scented with rosewater and the resulting flavor is delicate, just a suggestion of sweet, floral notes. Strawberries and a scoop of tangy Lebanese yogurt come in place of butter. There's a little cup of thin honey-maple syrup that you must take advantage of; pour liberally over the crunchy waffle. Pair with an order of pureed fresh cantaloupe juice or a friendly mint lemonade. There's coffee as well, but that seems so boring in comparison.

Jack's Wife Freda

224 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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