Painted Cottage Cafè
712 Haddon Ave, Collingswood
Hours: Tues-Sat, 7 am to 9 pm; Sun-Mon, 7 am to 3 pm.
Style: Casual fare with a dash of jazz on Sundays.
Don’t Miss: For a healthy breakfast, the garden veggie omelet ($7.95) is stuffed with a salad’s worth of vegetables, including peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions, and, yes, they’ll make you an egg-white-only version. For lunch or dinner, the Cubano ($9.95) is a sure bet—the monster sandwich is piled with slow-roasted pork, ham, and Swiss, and served with steak fries. On Sundays, the Painted Cottage Café hosts an all-you-can-eat Jazz Brunch ($14.95) from 7 am to 3 pm with, of course, live music (you can also order à la carte).
Heads Up: The Painted Cottage Café has two separate rooms. The original restaurant is in the back of the building (which used to be a Woolworth’s—the marquee is still on the front)—with attached porch seating. The front portion is new this fall. It’s more casual with the same menu plus a deli section for takeout and lunchmeat orders.
The Scoop: If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Jim Boothryod used to run a Painted Cottage Café in Wildwood. But the commute was wearing, so when a space opened in Collingswood, where his wife already had a shop, he grabbed it. You can see some of Valerie Boothryod’s painted furniture and mosaics on display in the restaurant, but her separate store is across the street at 719 Haddon Avenue.Click here to leave a comment
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