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Jul 24, 2009 06:20 AM

The Cypress Cafe, Shrewsbury, NJ

The Cypress Café is another suggestion of healthy eating in the Shrewsbury area. This little café is in the Shrewsbury Shopping Center and there are a few seats in the place but most people come in for the take out. Here is the link to their website:

They have a huge selection of wraps and you can also make your own. I tried the Hummus Veggie Wrap($6.95) and it was really good. The steamed veggies included, squash, broccoli, carrots and the tofu was grilled, the hummus brought out the favor of the ingredients. The veggies were fresh and I also had a smoothie with that and it was really filling. The servers are very friendly and they deliver too. If you are looking for something simple and refreshing, give it a try.

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  1. Helen,

    Sounds great. I'll try it soon. Lots of great lunch choices right around there. Mumford's around the corner, D'jeet nearby (opening July 25), Kanji down the road a half mile or so. Or ignore the health with CJ Montana and Poor House across the street. :)

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    1. re: cantkick

      Yes...Mumford is really great! Love their Caribbean Club sandwich! By the way, D'jeet? Thought that it is over in Red Bank! CJ Montana...I have passed by so many times but never been there, I figure I need to have a few drinks if I am going to CJ Montana but then it is not really great to have to go back to work after lunch! As for Kanji, Japanese food is always nice!

      1. re: HelenB

        As reported earlier, D'jeet moved to the Grove, where Pasta Fresca was. It reopens on the 25th.

        1. re: cantkick

          Will surely try it sometime next week and report!

      1. re: njchowgal


        "cyrpriot"? Not sure what does that mean.

        1. re: HelenB

          Greek Cypriots are the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus. They form the island's largest ethnic community. Judging from the menu I'd have to say no. It appears that it's just a breakfast/lunch place trying to market themselves to the health conscious community.

          Most ethnic places I've seen named "Cypress" were almost exclusively Lebanese...

          1. re: equal_Mark

            Thanks Mark for the clarification! I was confused about the spelling! You are absolutely correct, it is not a Greek place. It is more of a Californian style!

            1. re: equal_Mark

              Are there any Cypriot places in NJ?

        2. Thanks a lot, Helen, for making my life harder. Now I'll need my entire lunch hour just to decide WHERE to eat!

          Went to Cypress Cafe today. When I saw Cherry Dr. Pepper in the cooler, they had me. But I still needed to pick out a sandwich. So many choices, so little time, so big a waistline. I finally settled on the daily special, a Sloppy Joe Wrap. Turkey, ham, lettuce, Russian dressing, and flavor all wrapped up. Yum. But probably another dozen things I considered.

          Between here, Mumford's, and D'jeet, I don't need to go anywhere else but Shrewsbury for lunch. Now don't ask me to rank them, my head'll explode. Actually, maybe I need to do more research. Bye!

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          1. re: cantkick


            There are quite a few “good eats” places in the area. Are you in Shrewsbury? If so, other than the places you mentioned, what about Kanji, Ninette, Ocean Café, that new Italian Deli on 35 close to Fort Monmouth (can’t remember the name now…)! I am surely making life harder for you!

            1. re: HelenB


              I'm at the Fort like a number of Hounds are. Kanji is a favorite. The deli's not bad, but I'm not as impressed as others were. Where's Ninette? And then there's my old standby, Cobblestone's Matzoh Ball soup.

              1. re: cantkick

                Cant - I was wondering whether the Americana Diner is a go to place for you folks at the Fort. I find it to be pretty solid as far as diners are concerned.

                1. re: bgut1

                  I agree, it's good. Better than All Seasons. I prefer Cobblestone, but that's just a matter of personal taste.

                  But if I were over there, I'd be going to Kanji instead.

                  1. re: cantkick

                    I couldn't agree more. Kanji is one of my favorites.

                    1. re: cantkick

                      From the Fort (or what's left of it): Guido's for a slice, Rise & Shine for an egg salad sandwich and soup of the day, Thai Chilies for some spice, and given the current weather, an Italian Ice at Rita's...

                      1. re: equal_Mark

                        EM: Where are Guido's and Rise & Shine?

                        1. re: fershore

                          Rise & Shine is right on Main Street, Eatontown across from Far East Taste. Parking is in the Rear. Guidos is a little hole-in-the-wall pizza joint on that is off the same parking lot, across from McDonalds.

                          1. re: equal_Mark

                            I've seen both for years and never visited.

                            How does Guidos compare to Siinos? I used to love their food.

                    2. re: bgut1

                      I work at the Fort too. I like the gyros at Americana alot. I also love Kanji. Went just last week and got the lunch box .

                    3. re: cantkick


                      Ninette is in the same plaza as Kanji. You basically turned right to get to Kanji, but you keep going straight, there is Ninette, there is a Chinese takeout, a dry dlean place and a nail place next to it. I have not dined in the place but have frequent their catering. The dishes are quite tasty!


                      Americana Diner is above average for a diner, definitely better than All Seasons. Can't comment on Cobblestone since I have never eaten there!

                2. Helen, have you or anyone else tried the other places in the shopping center? There's a deli, an Italian place, and a Chinese place. Not that I'm likely to patronize them, but I am curious.

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                  1. re: cantkick


                    Happy to know that you found the wrap yummy! I had tried AJs(the deli) for breakfast delivery, it was a while ago when my colleagues had the urge to order some breakfast. I had some eggs, toasts and fries, it was like any other breakfast. Nothing special but I do not know what lunch it like! As for Rosina’s(the Italian place), I also tried it once with a friend. The service was good while the food is just mediocre. I cannot even remember what I ordered(it was about 3 months ago) but the quality was just not something I would rave about!

                    1. re: HelenB

                      the food at Rosina's has gotten better. I was there some months ago for a retirement and found it tasty.