& Grain ( and Grain ), Garwood, NJ: A Restaurant Review

& Grain (and Grain) is an excellent choice for diners looking for a breakfast-lunch spot with fresh grain, artisan breads, croissants and breakfast sandwiches prepared with quality ingredients.

700 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027

& Grain (and Grain): Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Breakfast/Lunch

Price: In-expensive - Moderate

Food Quality:
Excellent. The menu features fresh grain, artisan breads, croissants and breakfast sandwiches with quality ingredients.

Friendly, enthusiastic

Modern with an "Old World" rustic vibe.

Noise Level: Moderate

Recommended For: Breakfast & Lunch Diners who enjoy high quality breads, breakfast sandwiches a good cup of coffee and are willing to a bit more for the experience.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer simply prepared food, with a traditional style breakfast menu.

Recommended Dishes: Artisan breads, Baked French Toast, Egg Sandwich and the Ham & Brie Baguette.

&Grain (and Grain): Restaurant Review

&Grain (and Grain) is one of the best places in Garwood for diners looking for a breakfast-brunch, & lunch spot serving a quality, well prepared meal.

Owner John Ropelski is outgoing, friendly and passionate about his restaurant and cooking. He comes with well grounded credentials having received his formal culinary training at the French Culinary Institute where his specialized in bread baking and later honed his skills in New York City at the famed Bouchon Bakery and Le Pain Quotidien.

The menu features fresh grain, artisan breads, croissants and breakfast sandwiches with quality ingredients.

Bread is their featured product. It has a buttery flavor, with a crispy crust and large open cells. Chef Ropelski arrives early each morning to oversee the preparation and baking of his artisan breads.

Coffee enthusiasts will enjoy their freshly brewed cup of Stumptown Coffee. This Portland, Oregon specialty coffee is cold press brewed without heat at room temperature water for over 12 hours. The taste in unforgettable! It's full bodied, smooth with low acidity, a chocolate finish and a frothy head,

They are child friendly with an excellent kids menu.

The ambiance is modern with an Old World, rustic vibe. It's clean, with a chalkboard menu, and an open kitchen in full view of the baking equipment, flours and coffee sacks. There are tables for sit down eating with a bar style table by the main entrance.

During the warmer Months there is outdoor seating.

There is no parking out front , swing around to the back of the building for the parking lot

&Grain is open Tuesday – Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed on Mondays

(updated: January 2024)

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