Brunch at BrickFarm Cafe #FlavoursomeTuesday

Dining in the Princeton area can be a delight as there are many quaint upscale restaurants around . Daughter No 1 who is as fond of good food as I am found the award winning Brick Farm Tavern which serves modern American cuisine made from local produce . Ever since she made this discovery she has been dying to introduce me to the place . But we weren’t really interested in the whole fine dining experience and preferred to sample a light meal of soup and sandwiches instead at the equally popular cafe further down the road in Hopewell. NJ

There was snow on the ground still and I was glad to get inside the cozy warmth of the cafe which had a simple no-nonsense air about it . With long tables occupying the central space , the cafe had counters alongside selling fresh local produce like lettuce with roots and squash.

There were shelves selling healthy organic snack foods , exotic teas and ice creams and counters where you could order your meal options from .

And on the mezzanine was a delicatessen selling cheeses and meats from around the world.

The cafe also makes its own cheese .

Our meal

A friend of Daughter No 1 was joining us with her daughter so we ordered a cappuccino and a chive scone while we waited Scones seemed to be very popular as this was the last one standing !

Ms Papaya had a Mac n Cheese while I had an “El Jefe” Short Rib Sandwich which was a ciabatta made with shredded braised beef, sauteed onions, smashed avocado, carrot-jalapeno relish.

Daughter No 1 had an All-American Burger made from grass-fed burger, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, special sauce

We rounded this off with a sinfully rich lemon panacotta and a frosted cranberry cup cake

I must admit that it was all a bit too much to eat and I actually skipped my dinner and ate the cupcake the next day.

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However , if you do have yummy memories to share , do post them on your blog with the hashtag #FlavoursomeTuesdays and ping back to this post.

Bon appetit mes amis !

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. That looks delicious! I was hoping to discover it was a chain, with local restaurants for ME to try! As if I ever get to New Jersey, these days. 🙁 Sadly, no – but it looks amazing, you lucky woman. I’m glad you’re enjoying a visit with your daughter! Welcome back to the U.S.!

    1. Thanks Holly . I’m here just for a while and enjoying the weather today after my first ever snowfall on Saturday. That really scared me while we were driving back home

  2. This sounds wonderful. I couldn’t make out from the front side of the cafe that it would be huge from inside. All the photographs of the appetizing food have sent me craving though it is only 7am here 😀

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