The abundance of Dunkin Donuts becomes tiring after a while. That’s where Up Heights comes in. The coffee shop has become a mainstay in the neighborhood. The setup is simple and quaint, and the coffee and eats are equally as good. And what would be the best start of the day at Up Heights, you ask? Grab an Americano and dig your teeth into an egg and mozzarella croissant.
The story of the creation of Cachapas y Mas is the biggest selling point for you to opt to take lunch here. The Venezuelan eatery was created by Larry Villalobos. Villalobos spent years as a NYC taxi driver, saving his fares and opening up his dream restaurant. The spot sells Villalobos’ country’s best street fare. This former taxi driver’s dream has exploded into one of the most visited restaurants in Fort George, with arepas (corn cakes stuffed with an array of meats, veggies or cheese) and cachacas (sweet corn pancakes). In 2016, the restaurant opened its first food truck, earning a people’s choice award the same year.
You will need to get back to the heart of Fort Tyron Park to find you nighttime meal. The New Leaf Café is a stone building that was constructed by John D. Rockefeller Jr and was originally the mess hall for park employees. The restaurant was restored and taken over by the city’s Coffeed food chain. The eatery offers American comfort food in a cottage setting. The highlights of the restaurant include the Hawaiian Smash, avocado and micro greens. There’s also citrus-herb BBQ chicken breast with farro. If you’re just in the mood for a snack, go with their cheese sampler that features rotating local cheeses, fig jam and NY honey.