The sibling team that brought Ital fare to Montclair via the popular Bloomfield Avenue restaurant Vital Dining (which we love!) is sprouting a new eatery on Halsey Street in Newark. Freetown Café is a short walk from Military Park and the Brick City’s major University hub, and it’s sure to find a hungry and grateful base for its cuisine.
From a recent press release: [Chef] Kwame Williams, along with his sisters Kanika and Nataki Williams, designed the café to nourish the growing Newark community, satisfying the body, mind and spirit. Honoring the Jamaican town of Accompong, where the Maroons defeated the English and gained freedom from slavery, the café’s name represents tenacity, courage, and ingenuity — necessities for independent and entrepreneurial success.
Freetown Café takes this mindset to the world of coffee which compliments a menu built around fresh, natural flavors, with ample choices for people who have dietary preferences. Open early to serve morning commuters, Freetown offers premium Jamaican coffees, freshly made juices, smoothies, and house-made pastries. Whether pescetarian, paleo, vegan or vegetarian, Freetown is a place where we can all come to be satisfied!
Freetown Café is located at 41 Halsey Street (corner of Bleeker Street). The café is open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays.