We discovered Freda’s Café on our last day in Cape May, which is a bit of a shame, as I think if we’d tried it earlier we’d have come more than once. We came for lunch and were impressed by the quality of the food which was very fresh-tasting and delicious.
Favorite Dish: Chris had his favourite sandwich, a Reuben, while I chose one of the day’s specials, a yummy wrap with chicken, melted Brie, peaches, mixed greens and a cinnamon and ginger mayo – some of my favourite flavours (cheese, cinnamon, ginger) combined in an unusual but very successful sandwich. With a large bottle of sparkling water to wash it down our lunch came to $25.
The décor is a slightly chintzy café style but welcoming and with some nice photos on the wall. If the quality of the lunch is anything to go by, Freda’s would be worth a try for dinner too. The only downside is that you have to go outside and round the back if you need to use the toilet but when you get there it’s clean and fresh so it isn’t really a problem.
There is a little cafe about a block east of the promanade on the corner of Washington Street called Freda's. This is a tiny little restaurant and the menu changes daily depending on how the chef feels. It is non-smoking and is BYOB (bring your own bottle) so stop and pick up a bottle of your favorite wine and head on in...simply wonderful and romantic!!
Freda's is a delightful restaurant that has the feel of a taverna in Italy. The cusine is international and the service is excellent. If you are looking for a quiet spot for a delicious lunch or dinner, Freda's Cafe is the place. Once inside the door, you can relax and know that you will be taken care of and served a wonderful meal.
The restaurant is located on a quiet corner and shaded by large trees. The building was started life as the Cape May City Post Office complete with impressive stained glass windows. Freda's has been in this location since 1991.
Freda's is known for their wonderful appetizers which include: Stuffed Cherry Peppers, Crab & Spinach Wontons, Baked Brie Bisa in a puff pastry shell, and Stuffed Mushroom Caps Florentine.
The dinner menu changes often to reflect the local produce and seafood but you can always find Stuffed Breast of chicken en Croute, BBQ Spareribs, and Filet Mignon au provre & Valfraise Cheese on the menu. There are always several seafood dishes on the menu and Freda's will gladly accommodate the vegetarian with special dishes. All entrees include a salad, vegetable and choice of garlic mashed potatoes, coucous or chef's rice.
Hungry for a great sandwich or salad to take out, head to Freda's Deli, located behind the restaurant. They also have a great selection of cheeses, pates, etc. Many of which they use in their restaurant meals. If you love fresh feta cheese, you will thank us for letting you in on this secret.
Freda's is a wonderful find and you will enjoy both the food and the atmosphere. Don't forget to BYOB as they do not have a liquor license. Parking is on the street or you can walk here from many of the hotels and B & Bs.
Favorite Dish: We had a seafood combination dish, it came out in a bowl with linguine, shrimp, lobster, scallops, mussels and carb in a garlic wine sauce...yummmmm.