Eclectic Bergenfield Ice Cream Shop Now Open

Plus: Other restaurant openings in Glassboro, Hazlet and Haddonfield.

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Photo courtesy of Francy’s Artisanal Ice Cream


Francy’s Artisanal Ice Cream • Bergenfield

A husband-and-wife team has brought a unique gelato and ice cream shop to Bergenfield’s Foster Village. The owners have worked at Michelin-starred restaurants as well as hotels in the Philippines. Embracing their Filipino culture, the couple offers exotic ice cream flavors such as Kape’t Tinapay (meaning “coffee and bread,” a popular breakfast in the Philippines), Leche Flan (creme caramel with a layer of caramel sauce) and Bukomansi, a combination of two Asian fruits, buko (coconut) and calamansi (lime). Other flavors include Cannoli, Milk and Oreos, and Strawberries and Cream. Open daily.

Francy’s Artisanal Ice Cream, 461 Washington Ave., Bergenfield

Saxbys at Rowan University • Glassboro

This Philadelphia-based coffee company recently announced that it has partnered with Rowan University to give students valuable hands-on business experience. The café will be located in Business Hall and will be completely student-run, with an undergraduate serving as Student Café Executive Officer. The venture is part of Saxbys’ Experiential Learning Platform for undergraduate students.

Saxbys at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro

Bao Dumplings & Bao Tea • Hazlet

Enjoy freshly made dumplings, tea and boba at this Hazlet eatery. Dumpling options include egg, pork, shrimp, lamb, chicken and beef. For appetizers, there’s cucumber salad, kimchi, noodles and more. Tea flavors include Wintermelon Lemon, Super Kiwi and Grapefruit punch, as well as Taro, Matcha and Bao’s signature boba tea. Open daily, 10:30 am–9:30 pm.

Bao Dumplings & Bao Tea, 1358 NJ-36, Hazlet; 732-217-3656

Café Lift • Haddonfield

Mike and Jeniphur Pasquarello, Haddonfield residents of 10 years, are expanding their Philly brunch spot to Jersey. The café will open later this year, with dishes similar to their menu in Philadelphia—dishes like Malted Milk Pancakes (topped with grapefruit curd, candied kumquats, chocolate and mint), Huevos Rancheros, a Smoked Salmon Bagel and Warm Grain Bowls (with quinoa, chickpeas, a poached egg and more).

Café Lift, 142-44 Kings Hwy. E, Haddonfield; 215-922-3031

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