Restaurant Name: Joeyness
Location: Fort Lee
Price Range: $2.00 - $9.00
515 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ
To begin with, calling it a café is a bit of a stretch because there is only seating for about 4 people, at most, inside the store. The folding tables and chairs and the cold (it is winter and we sat right near the door) is not exactly appealing.
However, all of these minor complaints were more than made up for by the owners. The owner’s mother (I unfortunately never got her name) greeted us and made small talk. They turned on their little space heater for us and were even kind enough to give us a cup of their organic, free-trade coffee on the house. Their hospitality really heightened the atmosphere and you could tell that they genuinely trying to please us, the customers.
Julia and I ordered the Grilled Chicken Kebab Pita Sandwich ($6.50) (ed. We actually ordered the Kebab platter, but we didn’t say anything when we got the sandwich instead :x) and Baked Kibbe with Yogurt Mint Sauce ($6.95) to share. We found the food to be pretty good. The Kibbe, in particular, was very delicious. We finished off with a Blondie ($1.50), which was good, but a bit too thick for my liking.
Overall, I was very happy with my visit to Joeyness. Their atmosphere was not great, but their hospitality more than made up for it. Their food was very good and different from what you generally can get around Fort Lee, and the prices were perfect for a small, inexpensive lunch. I am definitely going to visit Joeyness again.
Overall Rating: B+
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