The Blue Moose Cafe/Shop - Brattleboro VT
An update on this great location - they have switched the café from the back of the store to the very front and made the café portion full table service for lunch and dinner. The shop is still there with all the great gift items, kitchen gadgets and area rugs, but the café is now front and center and totally worth a visit!
Our lunch yesterday consisted of the Blue Moose burger (cooked to order, on a sourdough bun w/horseradish Dijon mayo). Medium rare was more like medium, but considering how juicy the burger was we did not consider it overcooked at all. All sandwiches and burgers come with a small side salad of Italian marinated vegetables w/olives and capers. The burger was even more delicious when dipped into the leftover dressing.
From the appetizer menu we also sampled the semolina cakes (two cakes with a nice tomato basil sauce and chiffonade of basil over the top) and the meatballs (3 meatballs w/same tomato basil sauce and basil topping served with crostini). Both apps were delicious and the meatballs were so tender and probably the same mix as the burger. Moretti beers for both of us went well with the meal.
We finished with the housemade gelato (chocolate and caramel) and two espressos. A decadent meal for lunch, yes, but due to odd work hours for me, lunch is usually my dinner.
I didn't peak at the dinner menu but there is an expanded menu for dinner and they serve that Wed thru Saturday night. Please support this great business that is not only a great place to shop but putting out really tasty food!