I wish I had written about the Rosendale Cafe right after I visited it but I didn’t (blast that darn procrastination). Anyway, a few months ago my daughter and I were in Rosendale on a failed Craigslist run. After the long unsuccessful trip, we were hungry and decided to stop in the Cafe for breakfast. Since they use local and organic ingredients, how could we go wrong?
Rosendale Cafe – Relaxed Atmosphere
The atmosphere there is very comfortable and laid back. We got there just as they opened so they were still writing the specials on the chalkboard. What I liked about the place is that everyone seemed so cool and relaxed. Our getting there just as the doors opened didn’t phase them one bit.
Interesting Breakfast Choices
Being that it was breakfast time, I decided to have garden eggs. My daughter wanted to start her meal off with a kale salad. The salad had shredded kale, quinoa, cranberries, feta cheese and almonds. I took one look at the salad and decided I wanted just a taste. Well, let me tell you! That salad was delicious. Fortunately, my daughter couldn’t finish it because she wanted to save room for her meal so I was obliged to polish it off. I’d drive back to Rosendale Cafe just to eat another kale/quinoa salad.
After the kale salad she had the breakfast burrito that consisted of scrambled eggs, organic black beans cheese and spinach. It was wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla topped with Mexican sauce, pico de gallo and jalapenos.
I opted for the garden eggs that included roasted red peppers, feta cheese and spinach. It came with multi-grain toast and sweet potato home fries. The sweet potato home fries were cubed, sweet and to die for.
There really was too much food, but we did our best to eat it all. My daughter had to take half of her burrito home. The take-home container was biodegradable. That scored real high in my I-like-this-restaurant meter. Rosendale Cafe and I have similar views on food and the care of our environment.
Since we visited them in March, before the weather warmed up, we weren’t able to sit in their backyard garden area. From what I could gleen, they grow some of their own vegetables. That’s another plus.
Rosendale Cafe has Entertainment Too
There was a stage for live music. Again, since it was a spur of the moment, early morning weekday visit, live music wasn’t an option.
While they call themselves a vegetarian restaurant, they do serve eggs and seafood. I’m not a vegetarian so that worked out just fine for me. But, some vegetarians and vegans might be disappointed by such menu items.
All in all it was a pleasant experience and I’d traipse back there again.