Saturday, December 28, 2013

Special Breakfasts this weekend...


Just a pretty picture of the makings of a quiche!


Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

Corned Beef Hash is one of our favorite breakfasts and we’ve enjoyed many versions of it far and wide. Recently we purchased some beautiful beef brisket from Adirondak Grazers of Argyle, NY, which we pickled in fragrant spiced brine and then cooked to tender perfection. We wanted to try this process without using the “pink pickling salt” aka “nitrates” which give the meat the lovely pink color we’re used to seeing. The result is delicious! The meat is tender and flavored just right and it makes a pretty damn good hash even if it’s less pink.

It fries up real nice and lovingly cradles the eggs. We look forward to your feedback and consider this recipe to be a work in progress. There are many schools of thought in terms of how to prepare the potatoes, what other vegetables and herbs should be added to the mix, etc.

Did you know that the eggs we serve at the Café really are farm fresh? They come from these farms: Taproot Farm, Cambridge, the Lathrop Family, Cambridge, Long Days Farm, Cambridge and Pompanuck Farm, White Creek. (at times, we use other local-ish eggs from Cornell Farms and Thomas Farms when the local chickens are not keeping pace...)


 Quinoa!
Back by popular demand are our gluten-free quinoa cakes and muffins. Quinoa, touted as the “perfect grain” is in very short supply globally. Our supplier had only black and red quinoa available so we tried it. It definitely has a more complex flavor than the white quinoa we’re used to. The flavor difference is similar to the difference in flavors between white rice and wild rice. Gluten-free folks, let us know what you think.

On Sunday, Baked French Toast! 

Back by popular demand is our Baked French Toast made with our rustic bread and our own eggs...served with a side of Yushak's bacon or breakfast sausage and real maple syrup!


                                                                                           

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Today, Christmas Eve, Scott and Lisa will open the Cafe from 9am-noon!

Buche de Noel...

Preparations for a Christmas Quiche...
The Cafe will be open today, Christmas Eve from 9am-noon, for folks to pick up special orders and for those still looking for the perfect gift to give their loved ones. 

We have many beautiful items in "The Vault" and a wide selection of our cookies packed and dressed for the holidays. Art is a gift for a lifetime and we have Gigi Begin's beautiful paintings for sale, some of which are priced at less than 50. Gigi's art is full of color and whimsey and they make a perfect gift that keeps on giving. 
"Early Bird Coffee Co." Gigi Begin 

  (this painting has been sold!)
We will have the "Zola" our espresso machine fired up and there will be coffee and teas, cookies and pastries available.



We will be closed on Wednesday, Christmas Day and Thursday, the day after Christmas. We will reopen on Friday, December 27 with new winter hours of 8am-3pm Tuesday- Sunday. We will continue our late Thursdays - open until 6pm.

On Monday, January 20th we will begin opening 7 days a week with our winter hours and we hope you'll take the opportunity to join us for a meal in these new open days.

We have plenty of beautiful holiday gifts in The Vault at the Cafe and a delightful array of seasonal baked goods Hope we see you today.

Please check in at our blog and our Facebook page for upcoming events and news and always, for what our specials of the week are.

We wish you a very joyous Holiday Season in whatever ways you celebrate. We hope that you will be inspired and healthy in the New Year!

Season's Greetings to you,

Scott and Lisa and the staff 
of Round House Bakery and Round House Bakery Cafe

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dear Friends, this coming week...


Snow Frosted Bakery at Pompanuck Farm

Dear Friends,

The Cafe will be open tomorrow, Sunday, and we will be at the Cambridge Valley Farmers Market in the Depot building behind Hubbard Hall. We will be closed on Wednesday, Christmas Day and Thursday, the day after Christmas. We will reopen on Friday, December 27 with new winter hours of 8am-3pm Tuesday- Sunday. We will continue our late Thursdays - open until 6pm.

On Monday, January 20th we will begin opening 7 days a week with our winter hours and we hope you'll take the opportunity to join us in these new open days.

We have plenty of beautiful holiday gifts in The Vault at the Cafe and a delightful array of seasonal baked goods and at the last Cambridge Market of the season. Hope we see you one way or another.

Please check in at our blog and our Facebook page for upcoming events and news and always, for what our specials of the week are.

We wish you a very joyous Holiday Season in whatever ways you celebrate. We hope that you will be inspired and healthy in the New Year!

Season's Greetings to you,

Scott and Lisa and the staff 
of Round House Bakery and Round House Bakery Cafe

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Here are a few Round House Bakery and RH Bakery Cafe bits "o' news....






Friends, a few upcoming things to know.... 

Today is Alliya Lovestrand's last day with us at the Cafe. We'll miss her enthusiasm, good cheer, and thoughtful, diligent work. Stop in to send her off with good wishes!

Tonight, we are holding our first Open Mike Night! with Deena Chappell hosting. Performances will run from 6:30-8:30. Sign up starts at 6pm. There will be light fare for purchase and we hope to see you for some great music and excellent company!

We will be closed on Christmas Day and the day after (Dec. 26) but will reopen on Friday, December 27 - but with our new winter hours... 8am-3pm each day and we will continue our late Thursdays, open until 6pm for light fare dinners...

And perhaps the Biggest News: During the week of January 20 we will begin opening the Cafe 7 days a Week! (There will be a Cambridge place to eat on Mondays! Yay!)


Please look for new items on the menu and visit our Coffee Vault! (for small gift items and our great coffee and teas!). We also have a new Suggestion Box sitting by the espresso machine. Please use the cards available for your thoughts on: our menu, our service, our ambiance, and any events you would like to see us create.

Please help spread this news by: sharing on Facebook and suggesting to friends that they "like" our page. Also, if you would like to receive this blog by email, please follow this page.  (We think that at this moment, Scott is the only follower of this blog! Hey, how 'bout it Lisa?!)

Thanks for reading and hope we see you soon....

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Specials for the Week!


Café Menu for Dec. 18 thru Dec. 22, 2013

Pastries:
Muffins – Morning Glory or Pumpkin Pecan
Scones – Blueberry Filled
Lemon-ginger
Maple Oatmeal

Gluten Free Corn Muffins
 
Omelet – Fresh Organic Spinach and Feta 7.95
Available with a side order of herb roasted organic potatoes 2.

Crepe Special -- Mushroom, Ham, Caramelized Onions, Egg, and Swiss 7.95

Lunch

Soups   

Leek & Potato Soup 4.95.

Veggie Chili 4.95

Side – Roasted Beets

Mac n Cheese! – Homemade cheesy goodness. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Specials for the Week!



Café Menu for Dec. 11 thru Dec. 15, 2013

Pastries:
Muffins – Morning Glory or Pumpkin Pecan
Scones – Blueberry Filled
Lemon-ginger
Maple Oatmeal

Gluten Free Corn Muffins
 
Omelet – Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Red Pepper, and Provolone 7.95
Available with a side order of herb roasted golden & sweet potatoes.

Crepe Special -- Mushroom, Ham, Caramelized Onions, Egg, and Swiss 7.95

Lunch

Soups   

Vegetarian Parsnip & Lentil 4.95.

Chicken Mulligatawny 5.95

Side – 3 Bean Salad

Super Chicken Salad! – Moist white meat chicken with chopped apples and creamy dressing 
on whole wheat or salad

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This Weeks Specials!


Café Menu for Dec. 4 thru Dec. 8, 2013

Pastries:
Muffins – Morning Glory or Pumpkin Pecan
Scones – Apple Filled
Lemon-ginger
Maple Oatmeal

Gluten Free Corn Muffins
 
Omelet – Black Forest Ham, Button Mushrooms, and Chive Cream Cheese. 
Available with a side order of herb roasted potatoes.

Lunch

Soups   

Vegetarian Lentil

Side – Pickled Beets.

Super Chicken Salad! – Moist white meat chicken with chopped apples and creamy dressing 
on whole wheat or salad

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Week Specials!


Café Menu for Nov. 27 thru Dec. 1, 2013

Pastries:
Muffins – Morning Glory or Pumpkin Pecan
Scones – Apple Filled
Lemon-ginger
Maple Oatmeal

Gluten Free Lemon Ginger Scones
Gluten Free Corn Muffins
 
Omelet – Black Forest Ham, Button Mushrooms, and Chive Cream Cheese. 
Available with a side order of herb roasted potatoes.

Lunch

Soups   

Vegetarian Chili – a combo of black, cannellini and ceci beans with corn and sweet potatoes 
in a rich spicy broth.

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup – with Salsa and Creme Fraiche.

Side – Pickled Beets.

Super Chicken Salad! – Moist white meat chicken with chopped apples and creamy dressing 
on whole wheat or salad

New Salad! Blue Cheese and Bacon – Crisp Happenchance Farm greens topped with crumbled bacon (Oscar’s Smokehouse of Warrensburg), chopped tomato, hardboiled egg and our homemade blue cheese dressing.

Vegetarian Blue Cheese Salad with local pears instead of bacon

We have extra rolls and bread available at the Cafe and Cambridge Coop for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Friends, This afternoon (4-6pm) we are hosting an artist opening for Gigi Begin! Please join us....

"Early Bird Coffee Co." by Gigi Begin
Acrylic on wood
JOIN US
to
CELEBRATE THE WORK OF

 Gigi Begin

 Friday, November 29, 2013
4 – 6 PM

Wine and Cheese Reception
For our featured artist and guests

Life in the rural village of Cambridge and the surrounding countryside continues to be a source of inspiration. In her current body of work, Gigi presents a unique blend of detail, whimsy and color. Painting primarily on reclaimed lumber, salvaged from local farms and rural structures, Gigi allows the natural charm of each board to shine through as her subject and the written word playfully interact.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Welcome Cash Mobbers! Thanks for your Support!





Today, Saturday November 23! Welcome Cash Mobbers!


We invite you to visit the grand opening of our new "Coffee Vault!", our recently renovated, historical bank vault, (built in 1864). The safe door itself weighs 6000lbs!

We have painted and built shelves and stocked them with bags of our excellent coffee beans and other small gift items for the holidays...

We will be offering free samples at the counter, a free coffee or tea with a purchased meal, 10% discount on holiday gift boxes if you place your order today... We also have gift certificates for the Cafe and Bakery available!

The Cafe will have live music from 10am-1pm featuring Mark and the Missus! Mark Rabin and Mary Pat Rabin will bring an eclectic mix of rock, folk, jazz and originals to the Cafe...



Colleen McDonald sings....
On the twelfth day to CASH MOB, the shoppers said to me....stained glass creations, we’ll eat lunch on Main Street, Black Dog wine-tasting, Green Bridge Gallery, photos or flowers, bag it at consignment, snacks at the CoOp, Bat-ten-kill Books, fun beads and socks, great gift ideas, at Village Store, and Round House for a scone and tea. 

Are you ready? We are! So get on your walking shoes and meet us to enjoy all of these specials and more.....
Start your day off right by fueling up with a free cup of coffee with any meal at Round House Cafe, later enjoy a 10% discount on a $50 or more purchase at Cambridge Village Market. Don't forget to mention the "Cash Mob" at Noble Ace Hardware and enjoy a 20% discount on regular priced items or 10% on heaters and power tools. Looking for that special gift? Check out the pottery at Green Bridge Gallery (15% off!) or O'Hearn's amazing selection offering items at a 20% discount! WOW, hope you are excited. We are!
Thanks for your enthusiasm and for your support of our Local Businesses! Thanks to Colleen McDonald for organizing this event! visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/607557195969803/

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This weeks Specials!


Café Menu for Nov.20 thru 24, 2013

Pastries:
Muffins – Morning Glory or Pumpkin Pecan
Scones – Apple or Blueberry Filled
Lemon-ginger
Maple Oatmeal

Gluten Free Corn Muffins
 
Omelet – Portobello mushroom with caramelized onions and cheddar cheese. 
Available with a side order of herb roasted potatoes.

Lunch

Soups   

Vegetarian Chili – a combo of black, cannellini and ceci beans with corn and sweet potatoes 
in a rich spicy broth.

Mulligatawny Soup – Coconut Milk, Apples, Squash.

Pizza Special! – Slice of pizza with house salad. 

Side – Asian Slaw.

Super Chicken Salad! – Moist white meat chicken with chopped apples and creamy dressing 
on whole wheat or salad

New Salad! Blue Cheese and Bacon – Crisp Happenchance Farm greens topped with crumbled bacon (Oscar’s Smokehouse of Warrensburg), chopped tomato, hardboiled egg and our homemade blue cheese dressing.

Vegetarian Blue Cheese Salad with local pears instead of bacon

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This Week's Specials! November 13 through 17.


Focaccia!

Café Menu for Nov.13 thru 17, 2013

Pastries:
Muffins – Morning Glory or Pumpkin Pecan
Scones – Apple or Blueberry Filled
Lemon-ginger
Maple Oatmeal

Gluten Free Corn Muffins
 
Omelet – Portobello mushroom with caramelized onions and cheddar cheese. 
Available with a side order of herb roasted potatoes.

Lunch

Soups  
Round House Chili – featuring Yushak’s sweet Italian sausage and ground chuck from one of Adirondack Grazers family farms.

Vegetarian Chili – a combo of black, cannellini and ceci beans with corn and sweet potatoes 
in a rich spicy broth.

Hot and Sour Soup – a rich, spicy, chicken base, with ginger, mushrooms, 
and slivered Pork.

Focaccia! 8" extra-virgin olive oil focaccia crust with spinach pesto, caramelized onion and fire-roasted red peppers, a dash of rosemary and coarse sea-salt.

Side – Roasted local beet and carrot salad.

Super Chicken Salad! – Moist white meat chicken with chopped apples and creamy dressing 
on whole wheat or salad

New Salad! Blue Cheese and Bacon – Crisp Happenchance Farm greens topped with crumbled bacon (Oscar’s Smokehouse of Warrensburg), chopped tomato, hardboiled egg and our homemade blue cheese dressing.

Vegetarian Blue Cheese Salad with local pears instead of bacon.

Upcoming events:
 Saturday, November 23, Cash Mob in Cambridge! Come down to the village and shop at our local businesses and find specials throughout the village! Round House Bakery Cafe will have "Mark and the Misses" playing music from 10am-2:pm. Mark Rabin and Mary Pat Rabin will bring a great set of music to the cafe for your listening pleasure!
http://www.adirondackguitar.com/BANDS/MarkRabin.htm
 
On Friday November 29, (4-6pm), we will host an Artist reception for the work of Gigi Begin, who will hang her paintings in the cafe on November 25. Come and join us for a bit of wine and cheese and to view Gigi's whimsical, poetic artwork!
http://gigibegin.com/




Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday, November 7th Specials.


Breakfast Pastries
Apple or Peach Filled Scones 
 Morning Glory Muffins



Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
 Potato, Caramelized Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, and Swiss Cheese 5.95

Lunch 
Vegetarian Chili 3.95
Kale, Taproots Farm Sausage, and White Bean Soup 3.95
Crispy Tuna Potato Burger with swiss cheese and lemon mayo 7.95
Veggie & Nut Burger with provolone cheese on rustic bread 7.95

Side: Coleslaw

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday, November 6th Specials.


Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry or Peach Filled Scones 
 Morning Glory Muffins


Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
 Potato, Caramelized Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, and Swiss Cheese 5.95

Lunch 
Vegetarian Chili 3.95
Kale, Taproots Farm Sausage, and White Bean Soup 3.95
Crispy Tuna Potato Burger with swiss cheese and lemon mayo 7.95
Homemade Tofu Burger with provolone cheese on rustic bread 7.95

Side: Coleslaw

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Saturday, November 2nd Specials.



Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry Filled Scones 
 Morning Glory Muffins
Cinnamon-Apple Turnovers 


Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
 Sausage, Potato, Caramelized Onion, and Swiss Cheese 5.95

Lunch 
Vegetarian Chili 3.95
Coconut Curry Chicken 3.95

Side: Pickled Beets

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 31st Specials.




Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry Filled Scones 
 Morning Glory Muffins
Cinnamon-Apple Turnovers 


Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
 Sausage, Potato, and Swiss Cheese 5.95

Lunch 
Vegetarian Chili 3.95
Coconut Curry Chicken 3.95
Chicken Salad! On a Sandwich or Salad 5.95

Side: Pickled Beets

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30th Specials.

Homemade Crab Apple Jam!


Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry Filled Scones 
 Morning Glory Muffins
Cinnamon-Apple Turnovers 
Caramel-Apple Galettes


Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
 Sausage, Potato, and Swiss Cheese 5.95

Lunch 
Vegetarian Chili 3.95
Coconut Curry Chicken 3.95
Chicken Salad! On a Sandwich or Salad 5.95

Side: Pickled Beets

Friday, October 25, 2013

Specials for Saturday, October 26... Enjoy the coming of late autumn weather...


Kneading the Dough
Like a Baby's bottom...

Small assorted Boules...

Assorted Batards, ready for Market













New on the Bread Rack: Try our new Rye Bread (1lb loaves) and our Sweet Potato Challah Braid!

Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry or Apple-Caramel Filled Scones 
Morning Glory 
Gluten-free Quinoa Spice Muffins
Apple Turnovers
Apple Gallettes



Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
  Roasted Potato, caramelized leeks and provolone 5.95


Lunch 
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup 3.95
Grass-Fed Beef Chili
Vegetarian Chili

Side: Autumn  Carrot Salad with organic apples, golden raisins and cranberries

House dressings: Lemon Parmesan, Maple Balsamic, Creamy Garlic, Italian, and Sesame Ginger
All dressings are homemade

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday Specials!


Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry or Apple-Cinnamon Filled Scones 
Pumpkin Muffins or Morning Glory


Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
 Tomato and Pestro Cream Cheese 5.95

Lunch 
Vegetarian Lentil 3.95

Side: Pompanuck Potato Salad

House dressings: Lemon Parmesan, Maple Balsamic, Creamy Garlic, Italian, and Sesame Ginger
All dressings are homemade

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday Specials.



Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry or Apple-Cinnamon Filled Scones 
Pumpkin Muffins 2.

Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
Roasted Herb Potatoes, Swiss Cheese, and Bacon 
OR
Roasted Herb Potatoes, Swiss Cheese, and Greens 5.95 
  
Lunch 
Vegetarian Black Bean Soup 3.95

Side: Buttered Italian Beans

House dressings: Lemon Parmesan, Maple Balsamic, Creamy Garlic, Italian, and Sesame Ginger
All dressings are homemade

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Friday Specials.


Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry or Apple-Cinnamon Filled Scones 
Pumpkin Muffins 2.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars 2.

New!
Buttery Flaky Apple filled turnovers!  Pompanuck Farm apples! 3.50
Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
Pompanuck Farm Roasted Zucchini, Muenster Cheese, and Kale Pesto 5.95 
Add Vermont applewood smoked Bacon or Black Forest Ham 1.
 
Lunch 
Pizza Special: Basil Pesto & Caramelized Onion with a House Salad 5.95 
Focaccia: Basil Pesto, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Red Pepper 7. 
Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Soup 3.95

Side: Pickled Beets

House dressings: Lemon Parmesan, Maple Balsamic, Creamy Garlic, Italian, and Sesame Ginger
All dressings are homemade

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thursday Specials.



Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry or Apple-Cinnamon Filled Scones 
Pumpkin Muffins 2.

New!
Buttery Flaky Apple filled turnovers!  Pompanuck Farm apples! 3.50
Omelette! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
Pompanuck Farm Roasted Zucchini, Feta Cheese, and Kale Pesto 5.95 
Add Vermont applewood smoked Bacon or Black Forest Ham 1.
 
Lunch 
Chicken Salad! On Salad or Sandwich 5.95
Pizza Special: Basil Pesto & Caramelized Onion with a House Salad 5.95 
Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Soup 3.95

Side: Pickled Beets

House dressings: Lemon Parmesan, Maple Balsamic, Creamy Garlic, Italian, and Sesame Ginger
All dressings are homemade

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wednesday Specials.

Pompanuck Farm Carrots. 

 
Breakfast Pastries
Blueberry or Apple-Cinnamon Filled Scones 
Pumpkin Muffins 2.
 
New!
Buttery Flaky Apple filled turnovers!  Pompanuck Farm apples! 3.50
 
Omelet! With 1/3 Baguette of your choice.
Pompanuck Farm Tomato, Feta Cheese, and Kale Pesto 5.95 
Add Vermont applewood smoked Bacon or Black Forest Ham 1.
 
Lunch 
Chicken Salad! On Salad or Sandwich 5.95
Pizza Special: Basil Pesto & Caramelized Onion with a House Salad 5.95 
Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Soup 3.95

House dressings: Lemon Parmesan, Maple Balsamic, Creamy Garlic, Italian, and Sesame Ginger
All dressings are homemade