The Astor Row Café, is the brainchild of two Harlem residents — me, Manny Pena and my wife Rose.
Having an extensive background working in bars and restaurants, Rose as a bartender, and myself as a fine wine specialist for restaurants and distributors we decided to fulfill our dreams and invest our savings renovating what was once a butcher shop, and try to create an atmosphere that combines both an urban and rural décor, with an industrial looking concrete floor and a counter with a stainless steel top and white oak wood base that came from a barn in upstate New York.
The interior decorations which include a refrigerator from the 1920s and a turntable/radio from the 1930s, both were donated by a neighbor.
Our menu includes tea, coffee, latte, espressos, baked goods, salads, chips, pita, homemade guacamole, hummus and sandwiches.
Free Wi-Fi is also included.
We opened this business to be a part and to serve the community.