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Apr 28, 2009 06:17 AM

The Blue Rooster Bakery and Cafe, Cranbury anyone?

Has anyone been here yet? Is it as fabulous as it looks? We are planning to go soon and would like food recommendations. This place looks so cute!

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  1. This place has been here awhile!
    I stop here frequently. Funny you posted, about a month ago their original pastry chef left and about 2 1/2 weeks ago was replaced. Since the replacement I have tried many of my favorites and not sure if it is the same...still very good.
    The restaurant is Charming and the people so kind.

    Be interested to hear other opinions.

    Cupcakes - OK
    Goat Cheese Galette - Used to be excellent - They have 3 varieties regular, Cranberry Chutney and an Olive Fig had these recently they were good.
    Salads - Fresh
    Savory Mushroom and Onion Tart - Very good
    Brioche - good
    Champagne Ham on Baguette - Yummy!

    They have so many other items that I have never tried and mostly we just do take out.
    Some fun things they have in house is fill your own olive oil, in house trail mix called rooster feed, and a great selection of teas! My favorite is the Three Flower Burst Tea, keeps me entertained LOL.

    Parking can be a challenge during mealtimes.
    Always drive the speed limit in Cranbury!

    1. Not impressed .
      Bought scones and sticky buns - all stale and small .
      Much better stuff at Cranberries off Applegarth Rd just three or four miles away .

      8 Replies
      1. re: arpad

        Cranberries was the place to go for a great sandwich about 8-10 years ago, then the owners sold, we tried the sandwiches, experienced change, and never returned.

        Will have to give it another try and chow it out!

        1. re: shabbystorm

          Are we talking about Cranberry Gourmet. If yes, I agree several years ago the sandwiches and salads were outstanding. Now they are OK but nothing to seek out.
          At work we sometimes order from there as a break from our cafeteria.

          1. re: tom246

            yes, that is the new name.
            thanks for the insight

            1. re: shabbystorm

              Shabby, I always knew it as Cranberry Gourmet but did not realize there was a new name.
              Either way its not as good as it once was.

              1. re: tom246

                No confusion meant, us locals here in Monroe always called it just Cranberry's..


                1. re: shabbystorm

                  LOL - Check out this recent article, claims the sandwiches at Cranberrys are some of the BEST in the area - Maybe the sandwiches are worth another look?

                  1. re: shabbystorm

                    Hit this place today.. got a write-up on August 19 in the Home News.. so my MIL wanted to go. Great sandwiches.. I had provolone, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, romaine and basil pesto (with added tomatoes and mayo) on Italian peasant bread. Also a cup of fresh Gazpacho which was excellent. Got some creme brulee, a piece of baklava, and a brownie to do. Loved the atmosphere as well. Wife loved her corned beef sandwich, though it was a little too heavy on the mustard for her taste. LOTS of desserts choices in the case. We'll go back again.

          2. re: shabbystorm

            I was thinking in terms of scones and pastries .
            For that matter the Wegmans on Rte 1 near Princeton has better baked goods than the Blue Rooster .

        2. Had a face to face a few weeks ago with Karen Finigan, manager.
          Talked to her about the change in product since the new pastry chef arrived.
          She seemed to listen and care, time will tell.