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The Blue Rooster Bakery and Cafe, Cranbury anyone?

njchowgal Apr 28, 2009 06:17 AM

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! www.blueroosterbakery.com

  1. shabbystorm Jun 9, 2009 01:25 PM

    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.

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      arpad Apr 28, 2009 08:43 AM

      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 .

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      1. re: arpad
        shabbystorm Apr 28, 2009 04:42 PM

        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
          tom246 Apr 28, 2009 05:00 PM

          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
            shabbystorm Apr 28, 2009 05:01 PM

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

            1. re: shabbystorm
              tom246 Apr 28, 2009 05:50 PM

              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
                shabbystorm Apr 29, 2009 03:13 AM

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


                1. re: shabbystorm
                  shabbystorm Jul 8, 2009 05:30 PM

                  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
                    MarlboroMan Aug 22, 2009 06:16 PM

                    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
            arpad Apr 29, 2009 07:32 AM

            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. shabbystorm Apr 28, 2009 07:21 AM

          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!

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