Also owned by Vonda McPherson, Duke’s Southern Table blends traditional Southern cuisine with great live jazz, creating the perfect soulful setting in which to relax and dine. Located in Newark’s Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, an area listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, McPherson’s culinary mastery ensures the venue is always full. We came for Sunday Brunch and fell in love with the Ginger Grits, Maryland Crab Cakes and Fried Okra. If there is any way you still have some room for dessert, we recommend the Pumpkin Tart and the Chocolate Mousse Cake.
Duke’s Southern Table, 11 Clinton Street, Newark, NJ USA, +1 862-763-5757
This downtown eatery offers a wealth of creative, healthy and delicious seasonal brunch options. Opened in 2007 on Halsey Street, The Harvest Table has been featured in a number of “Best Eats”, and has even been awarded culinary accolades by Oprah. The ‘invent your own combination’ salads are great here for a personal meal. We adored the Peach Sunrise smoothie made from peaches, strawberry, honey and soy milk with our Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwich on a multi-grain roll. We also recommend trying one of the seasonal breads; our favorite was the banana walnut option, a flavor so tasty, we couldn’t resist buying a few more to take home.
The Harvest Table, 127 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ USA +1 973 494 8183
For early risers, this hidden gem, Broad Street Café, boasts a number of excellent breakfast specials, with food served between six and eleven in the morning. Try an egg platter or breakfast quesadilla, as well as a stack of pancakes with butter and syrup. There’s no need to worry if you’re up a little later; there is a full menu available all day packed with delicious treats, our favorite being the feta and spinach omelet with bacon.
Broad Street Café, 562 Broad Street, Newark, NJ USA +1 973 624 2200