Fedora's Cafe Lawrenceville, NJ

October 1, 2009
Fedora’s Cafe
By PScoop Blogger Katie DeVito (Follow her on Twitter @kdevito)

What’s your favorite day of the week? Mine is Sunday, hands down. Sunday’s are a day to spend with family and catch up on the previous week. My typical Sunday includes going to my in-laws for a nice Sunday dinner (consisting of pasta and meatballs) and going to brunch with my mom and husband.

One of our absolute favorite places to go for Sunday brunch is Fedora’s Café in Lawrenceville, NJ. Fedora’s is a mom and pop coffee shop with tons of flair and personality. The server’s wear t-shirts with sayings such as “The suggestion box is full”. Local artist’s paintings line the walls and the chairs and coffee mugs are all mismatched which helps add to their artsy coffee shop vibe. They offer a very cozy atmosphere, complete with comfy couches.

This past Sunday, my husband, mom and I headed to Fedora’s. We all usually order off their “specials” menu, as it changes every week, though we have tried items off their regular menu. I ordered the Banana Caramel Belgium Waffle, which was to die for. Four huge waffles, homemade cinnamon butter, caramel sauce and about a pound of fresh bite size bananas, sprinkled with powdered sugar and complete with an enormous bowl of maple syrup. My husband ordered their Breakfast Sandwich Special, which had fried eggs, bacon, and cheese on a Kaiser roll served with their homemade, piping hot hash browns. Mom ordered their Mexican Omelet Special with beans, a variety of peppers, onions, salsa, tons of cheese and their signature hash browns as well. My mom absolutely loves the Chai Tea at Fedora’s, but my husband and I usually just stick with decaf coffee.

I also learned something new about Fedora’s this weekend. They do cakes! During the winter they always house an amazing homemade gingerbread house, but I never knew that they did cakes to order. I watched a couple carry out a huge specialty cake and the family next to us was picking out a cake for their son’s first birthday party. I believe they went with the fire truck. Too cute! They have a book of designs that you are able to look through or you can even bring in a design of your own and they will replicate it. Sunday’s must also be “cake order day” since I saw another woman bringing in a goody bag to copy for a cake design.

Time out! I haven’t even mentioned their insane dessert case. Fedora’s has the most amazing desserts ever. I wish I could tell you I have a favorite, but that would be impossible. The dessert case stares at you from all angles of the café. It’s impossible to leave without grabbing something.

I don’t think I need to even ask what you are going to be doing next Sunday. Fedora’s is the place to be for Sunday brunch. They are also open during the week for lunch and dinner or to just hang and veg out with a latte or their “Serendipity for 2.”  Check it out for yourself.   It’s no wonder they are Zagat rated!

Also note they have some great bands on Wednesday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m. An abbreviated brunch is offered on Saturday’s and my favorite extravagant brunch on Sunday’s (which includes lots of great specials if I didn’t already mention that).

Hours of operation are Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Please note: last seating is one hour before closing time.

Fedora’s is located at 2633 Lawrenceville Road in Lawrenceville, NJ (609) 895-0844.
P.S. Bring a copy of this post to Fedora’s, mention Princeton Scoop and receive 10% off your bill. BONUS!

Written for Princeton Scoop (www.princetonscoop.com) by Katie DeVito.




  1. I wish I had such cozy visions from my last visit there. The band was there, but not playing since they were on the longest break in history. I ordered a chicken special. Not only did it take 35 minutes, but when it got there, it was buried in some tomato sauce to hide the fact that what they served was not what I ordered. Could they have simply said we are out of that right now? yes. Could my waiter have refused to serve a dish which was obviously incorrect? yes. Will I ever go there again? no. Now I would wonder, if they can try to do what they did to me, what else are they hiding and trying to get away with? And finally, I will just say that this has never happened to me at another restaurant, and I am 54 and have eaten at many.

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