You might wander into this stylish cafe right by the 125th Street Metro-North station looking for an espresso or fresh pastry, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But don’t leave without trying their namesake drink: ginjan. Made with organic ginger, this spicy West African juice is available by the bottle or, if you’ve got a scratchy throat, steamed, or as a latte. Ginger not your thing? Other specialty drinks include hibiscus-infused bissap, Moroccan mint tea, and caffeine-free Kenkeliba tea.
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