Given the state of the economy these days, I get really excited when a new business opens. This applies to any new business, of course, but since I always seem to be hungry, I’m especially happy when the new business pertains to food.
A few weeks ago, Village Cafe opened on Main Street in Ossining. (The official name is Ossining Village Deli, though the signs out front say “cafe.”) And though the deli/cafe is still getting into its groove—some shelves are still empty and the full menu hasn’t hit the counter yet—it’s still worth a stop if you’re looking for coffee or a quick sandwich. Breakfast is especially appealing: There’s a host of egg sandwiches, plus French toast, sausage links, home fries, and bacon. And unlike a the rush-you-out-the-door ambience at some delis, here you’re welcome to sit and stay. There are plenty of tables around.
The deli offers Boar’s Head meats and if you like Ossining you might try the Main Street Sandwich: roast beef with melted mozzarella, sauteed onions, and Peter Luger’s steak sauce. Try it on a roll ($5.95) or a wedge ($6.95) and owner Irene DosAnjos swears you’ll love her Portuguese rolls. “Nobody else has ’em,” she says.
The deli is located at 97 Main Street in Ossining. You can give them a call at 914-502-0130, but there isn’t a website yet. DosAnjos, who owns the deli with her husband, John, says it’s a great stop for coffee as they carry cappuccino, lattes, and espresso. And soon, they’ll be adding fruit smoothies to the list, too. Want to check it out? Here’s a sneak peek:
Breakfast offerings are listed on a chalkboard daily.
Here’s a look at the counter, and you can see the Boar’s Head meats in the case in the back.
Feel free to sit and stay!