Cafe 28- Red Bank
After seeing an article on RedBankGreen's website ( http://www.redbankgreen.com/2012/06/s...) about this place my fiance and I decided to give it a try while in Red Bank. It is a deli with a mix of hot/cold subs and Mediterranean fare as well as a good variety of cookies and desserts.
I had a falafel pita with lettuce, tomato, and tahini. For $6 it was a very large portion and was fresh and delicious. My fiance had a margarita pizza ($8) with basil pesto. This was essentially the size of a small pizza and was also very tasty. We both enjoyed our meals and thought it was a great value, under $20 including drinks.
The owner made everything fresh to order and it was worth the 10 minute wait to receive the food. He also brought it to the table and seemed very eager to please, asking how we were enjoying the food. This is the kind of warm, gracious owner that really takes pride in what he does and I will definitely be back.
There are a few small tables if you choose to eat in. This place is definitely worth a try if you are in the Red Bank area.
Cafe 28 is conveniently located on 64 White Street in Red Bank, right across from the municipal parking lot and next to Hobbymasters.
The owner said that the website is not finished, and that it will be completed with menu in the next week or so. My husband and I just went there for the first time after reading the article posted above, and really enjoyed the food. My husband loved his falafel sandwich and grape leave salad, and I had the gyro, which was more of a beef and lamb pattie, and was quite good. The owner was super friendly, and really aimed to please! I order baklava to go, and he gave me a side of the honey syrup to add to the pastry after I warm it up in the oven. You can tell he has real pride in his cafe but also building relationships with his customers. Cafe 28 will now be added to our list for takeout, which is a pretty short list since my husband is a vegan.
My son is home for the summer and just raved about the falafel pita with lettuce, tomato, and tahini. Considering he enjoyed falafel all year across Europe, I thought that was high praise. Now, if he had only brought one home for Mom.....
thanks for posting the info, KeithH.