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Apr 29, 2013 07:47 AM

Hidden Jamaican in Park Slope

Actually kind of hidden in plain sight. On the corner of Fourth Ave and 10th St. Looks like a bare bones cafe, but tiny sign says Caribbean Food. I had a good jerk chicken with rice & peas and cabbage. Also a hearty chicken and dumpling soup. Everything homemade except for the patties. Worth checking out.

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  1. Forgot to mention info:
    Slope Cafe
    453 4th Avenue

    1. thanks! are they open for lunch?

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      1. Love me a good Jamaican style chicken and dumplin' soup. Thanks.

        1. Im eager to hear other reports. My appraisal (as a neighbor) has been fairly superficial - for a place with "cafe" in the name their coffee business seemed suprisingly weak, and even with the closing of the popular if snooty Cafe 474 across the street they havent done much to capture it. Is opening a coffee shop at 8am reasonable?

          Dont get me wrong - i love a good dive, but why does the TV have an episode of COPS! on every time i walk past?

          I wish i had a picture but i love that the "tiny sign [that] says Caribbean Food" is clearly repurposed from anther restaurant, it has stock photography of a random chicken breast with rosemary and a cup of coffee on it, and when its lit up you can plainly see where they covered another word with the word Caribbean.

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          1. re: tex.s.toast

            'why does the TV have an episode of COPS! on every time i walk past?'

            They are infatuated with Inner Circle and praise law enforcement.

            1. re: Cheese Boy

              Don't get me wrong, i LOVE "COPS!" (the show, not the people) - it just stuck out to me as indicative of the rank amateurishness of their restaurant endeavor (along with the obviously thrifted/repurposed sign)

              1. re: tex.s.toast

                Interesting observation on your part.

                They'll need to step up their game if they're going to survive.

            2. re: tex.s.toast

              I kind of get what you're saying about the place. It has annoyed me when I found them closed during their posted hours. But I've encountered that a lot in the Carribbean so perhaps they are on "island time."

              I once ordered hot tea to go from there (around 11A). No sizes or prices posted. They charged me $2 and gave me a teabag with hot water in an 8 oz sized cup. I didn't say anything at first because I thought that's all they had. I then spied larger cups in the back. I really wished they asked me what size I would like. I was going to be late so I had no time do try to get a larger size.

            3. Thanks for venturing inside and reporting. I'd seen and made a mental note to try, but haven't yet.