In between my kids’ basketball games last weekend, I popped into The Roaster Cafe on the main strip in Mamaroneck for a mid-morning pick-me-up. The minute I stepped into the cozy space, I forgot it was freezing outside and wished I could stay and enjoy some of the delicious brunch foods I was eyeing on people’s plates. The exposed brick, reclaimed wood flooring and rustic light fixtures instantly transport you off a busy Mamaroneck Ave.
Recently reopened after a fire, The Roaster Cafe is a family-owned business offering a mediterrean-inspired menu. Serving breakfast favorites like pancakes, omelettes and oatmeal, they also have Turkish eggs with soujouk (a dry, spicy sausage) and smashed avocado toast on the menu. Lunch options include salads and quinoa bowls, paninis and wraps, and heartier options like healthy zucchini pancakes, chicken shish, and the roasted mixed appetizer platter (babaganush, hummus, yogurt dip, explant sauce served with bread.)
The white cafe mocha I had was delicious, smooth and subtly sweet. Next time, I hope to try one of their many smoothies like the Roaster, which is cold brew, banana, oats, almond milk, ground cinnamon and honey.
Come in from the cold and enjoy the Roaster Cafe with a friend or a book. You’ll be delighted.
The Roaster Cafe, 419 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck.