Friedman’s Debuts on Grand Street with Latest Cafe
The new location of the local chain debuted late last week at 357 Grand, and features about eleven tables inside (booths and two-tops), plus a rear yard with four tables that is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily (and already in use). Liquor license pending.
Friedman’s is a misnomer of sorts. With the ring of a classic family luncheonette, these cafes were actually named for famous economist Milton Friedman, who popularized the phrase, “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” Phillips founded the first eatery eleven years ago in the Chelsea Market. It made headlines in 2017, though, after moving into the famous Cafe Edison in Times Square.