~More Than Just Sweets… organic eco-conscience coffee, local homemade ice cream, gourmet sandwiches, homemade baked pies and original artwork.
Sweet Stuff Café, located at 356 Romancoke Road near Carini’s Pizza, officially opened its doors on October 12th. It is the life long dream of Angie Johnson and Cheryl Eslin; sisters who have had a passion for baking and cooking since they were children. They spotted the current location and thought it would be the perfect spot for a community café with easy parking and easy access from Romancoke Road to the Bay Bridge and Route 50.
Sweet Stuff Café carries eco-friendly, locally made all-organic coffees by the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company in Crofton, Maryland. The coffee company donates 2% of its sales to local organizations that help to protect, preserve and promote the enjoyment of the Chesapeake Bay through its H2O Initiative. The coffee is a high quality organic product roasted using new technology that reduces the carbon footprint by 80% as opposed to traditional roasting methods. The company believes in reducing, reusing, recycling, and making a difference. Try one of Sweet Stuff’s coffees, cappuccinos, lattes or espresso drinks flavored to your liking for a special treat.
Keven Johnson, Angie’s husband says, “It is a great quality coffee. I am a self-admitted ‘Coffee Snob’ and wouldn’t serve less than the best.!” Enjoy the café’s great atmosphere while admiring the original artwork created by Keven , co-owner and artist.
Sweet Stuff Café also is an exclusive carrier of Vanderwende ice cream and dairy products from Bridgeville, Delaware. The only other place you will taste these homemade products is down on the farm. Vanderwende products make the milkshakes and hot fudge sundaes stand out, and Angie and Cheryl recommend any of them with a shot of espresso for extra delight.
If you stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, let Angie and Cheryl show you why the Shoreman quickly has become the Kent Island’s signature sandwich; featuring ham, turkey, salami, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and honey mustard on three-seeded sourdough bread. Choose a different specialty sandwich or make your own hot or cold sub or panini to order. Add one of the homemade tapenades to make a mouth-watering sandwich.
Tuesday’s are Mama Joyce’s Baking days at the café. All pies and sweets are prepared from scratch, made on site and warm from the oven. For the upcoming holiday’s, make sure to order your pies a week in advance. Let Mama Joyce do the work for your perfect holiday menu.
Some of the staff shared their favorites to help you decide what to try on your first visit:
• Keven Johnson – the Shoreman, Mama Joyce’s pumpkin pie, two shots of espresso and scrambled cggs with Chorizo on an English Muffin
• Miranda Jones – a hazelnut latte and Vanderwende mint chocolate chip ice cream
• Cheryl Eslin – homemade chicken salad sandwich or any sandwich with Chop Mix, one of the homemade tapenades that transforms a great sandwich into a phenomenal sandwich
• Shannon Schaeffer – Mama Joyce’s pecan and apple crumb cakes and a caramel latte
• Angie Johnson – the Mediterranean Sandwich, Mama Joyce’s strawberry cream pie and Vanderwende mint chocolate chip ice cream with a double shot of espresso
Stop on at the Sweet Stuff Café, and they will be happy to fill you up with good food and tasty drinks. You can eat in or take out. The café is open Monday- Wednesday, 7am-6pm and Thursday-Saturday, 7 am-8pm. For a full menu or additional information go to www.sweetstuffcafe.com.