At the beginning of July I posted about The Meadow Café opening in the former Juicery location in Delaware Park (see here). Since that time the business partners have been busy formulating a plan to attract customers for what they say is a real treat.
This past week the café opened for business. I spoke to co-owner/operators Angelo Ashker and Dan McCormick about their plans and was surprised to hear that so many undertakings were in the works. “We’ve added froyo to the mix,” Angelo told me. “Gelateria Luca (from Elmwood) is making all of the gelato for us (starting today). Plus we have ice cream, pressed juices, sandwiches, salads, smoothies…
“We’re planning on ways to take them to the public too. We want to have a mobile operation – something like a golf cart that we can use to deliver food and drinks to golfers, and other people who are using the park. Our hope is to set up additional stands where we can introduce new varieties of foods and drinks… we want to make this a fun destination, where we host music events, yoga classes and kids’ activities. We’ve even talked about ways to cook pizzas outdoors. In the fall we’re going to sell hot cider and other warm menu items. We love it here and we want to make this a place where people think to come when they are hungry and thirsty for good, healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners.”
The Meadow Café is open seven days a week from 9am to 8pm. See Facebook page. It’s located at Meadow Road at Nottingham Terrace in Delaware Park. The café has a recycling station for disposal of any plastic and glass. The pergola addition will soon be open – the owners are merely waiting for the City to sign off on the design. In the meantime, grab an Adirondack chair and enjoy the peace and serenity of the Olmsted park.