Foods and Frostings is a charming little café/ bakery tucked into a corner of a small shopping plaza at 15 Glenridge Road. (Glenville Plaza).
Locals step in for coffee and pastries, soups, sandwiches, salads and dinners.
Five wooden tables sit in a cheery room whose large windows let in lots of sunshine. Quotes on the importance of dining well – from the Bible and Virginia Wolfe – are written on the upper boarders of the walls.
Foods and Frostings serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. From 9- 11am, you chose from egg sandwiches (3.90), 3 egg omelets (4.95), Babka French toast (3.50) and oatmeal with fruit (3.00).
Lunch and dinner selections are served 11am ‘til closing. Choices include: garden salad(4.00), Caesar salad (6.00), add grilled chicken (+1.50) or shrimp (+2.50) to either. 10 oz. bowls of soup (3.50) for broth or (4.50) for cream soups. 6” cold subs range from (5.50 – 6.50) BLT, ham, turkey, roast beef include lettuce, tomato, onion, choice of cheese and dressing on a WW or Italian sub roll.
Hot sandwiches (6.95) on WW or sub roll include: chicken parm, meatball, pulled pork BBQ, roast beef w/ cheese, and sausage and peppers.
Hot dinner entrees include: spaghetti w/ meatballs or sausage (8.95), pasta primavera (9.95), chicken parm(9.95), chicken francaise (9.95) chicken marsala (10.95) and chicken francaise w/ shrimp (9.95). Add (2.00) to any dinner and get soup or salad and a roll. There are special menu items every day.
It was late afternoon when I visited, so I decided on a full dinner as I’d had no lunch.
The soup choice was New England clam chowder. The generous 10 oz. serving was chock full of large pieces of FRESH clams, diced red potato and corn in a light, creamy broth. Fantastic. The best New England clam chowder I’ve ever had. You could tell the chef took his time, making sure all the components worked together.
The chicken francaise was moist and tender in a whisper light egg batter, topped with a lemon sauce. Served over narrow egg noodles with a fresh dinner roll.
People at the next table were having sandwiches. They looked wonderful and were served with a broccoli slaw. Two pre-teen girls were gulping down the slaw and pronounced it, “Delicious”.
Picking dessert was the hard part. There were so many cookies, cakes, brownies, pies and cupcakes to choose from. Foods and Frostings is a full service bakery so you can also order for your parties and special occasions.
I chose several goodies to take home so I could share with friends and sample them all.
The “Radio Bar” got rave reviews. It is a chocolate brownie with a big dollop of vanilla cream on top and then covered in hard chocolate. Yes, this could become addicting.
The Red Velvet cake and all the different cupcakes were also fantastic. The cake moist and the frosting creamy.
A charming café with wonderful food and scrumptious baked goodies. Don’t miss out.
Foods and Frostings 15 Glenridge Road, Glenville, 518-384-2696
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm