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The Blue Rooster~beautiful food, graciously served

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17 North Main Street Cranbury Township, New Jersey 08512, United States 609 235 7539 Website Suggest Changes

Sun 3:00pm – 5:00pm Mon closed Tue closed Wed 3:00pm – 5:00pm Thu 3:00pm – 5:00pm Fri 3:00pm – 5:00pm Sat 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Located in one of historic Cranbury's most charming Victorian homes, The Blue Rooster invites you to rediscover a few of life's enduring pleasures -- hand-made breads still warm from the oven; simple meals prepared with fresh, natural ingredients; and a congenial place to gather with neighbors and friends. Reserve a spot for afternoon tea to celebrate a special occasion or to spend time with special people. The house The Blue Rooster calls home was built circa 1850, and that seems right. The Blue Rooster is a simple bakery and café whose values may strike some as old fashioned. Our breads and pastries are all made in our kitchen. Our cafe food is fresh, healthy and produced using the best local ingredients whenever possible. And our warm, friendly atmosphere invites you to linger in the classic café tradition. Inspired by European bakeries, gourmet shops and cafés, lovingly translated for our hometown of Cranbury, New Jersey -- the Blue Rooster is your hometown bakery and café. Make yourself at home. For a touch of the traditional, a great time with friends, we offer an afternoon tea Monday through Saturday at 3 p.m. To properly prepare for you, we ask that you make a reservation at least 2 days in advance. Our afternoon tea menu is 3 courses: Fist: Freshly made tea sandwiches
 (10/person), Second: A scones with butter, clotted cream & jam
. Third: An array of petit fours Throughout: A choice of teas: black, green, white, herbal $23 per person
. Additional servings of sandwiches or pastries are priced at $4 per person. To plan a private tea party please call Karen (609-235-5847)

Recent reviews

    • Rose


      Why doesn't this site remove closed tea houses? It is very confusing.

    • MARY ANN



    • Judie


      Be advised that this place has closed. Sorry to see this - it was a real treat to go here.

    • Amy


      I've been there quite a few times and this place definitely deserves more than 3 stars! The food is great, the staff is always friendly and they have a good variety of tea and coffee. Also, bacon cookies, come on now!

    • C. Mae


      It's unfortunate that another reviewer thought it okay to duplicate her negative review 6 times. She must have had a really bad experience there. But one bad experience does not deserve 6 bad reviews. I've visited this location on at least 5 different occasions, and each time the service has been pleasant, and the food is of course wonderful. The ambience is absolutely lovely and top notch.

    • Michele


      Although the food is delicious, the service is less than desirable.

    • Mary G


      This was my first visit .I brought my mother for sunday brunch..My mother had eggs with a decious apricot scone, I had their corn chowder and chicken salad sandwich.The soup was wonderful and thick and delicious, the chicken sald had walnuts and cranberries in it ....was great.. The atmosphere is elegant with a touch of new...had a wonderful pot of irish breakfast...and as I like so much served with a tea cozy to keep warm..the place is very charming..and the staff was wonderful..would recommend..just make sure you call ahead as they do have specific times for service.

      Tearoom response:

      Robbin - we are so pleased that you brought your mother for brunch, had a fine meal & took the time to tell others about it! Thank you. I hope to meet you when you next come for a visit! All the best, Karen

    • anne galya


      I was first brought here by a friend who said 'you are going to love this!'...and I did. I then proceeded to bring two other friends, at different times, for special occasion lunches. Although I know the BR is owned or operated by Irish baker, the chef is amazing and the pastries are the closest thing to what I've eaten in Paris. AMAZING. Too expensive? A little pricey, but worth every penny! The next time I'm in, I will bring a camera, so I can have pictures to send along with my review to, where my husband and I are food writers.

    • Janet


      I would have liked to have written a real review, but never got seated. The outer area was chaos. A few pieces of overpriced pastry were sitting around for sale. The staff seemed to have no idea what was going on. We then hoped we could just buy a loaf of bread and leave, but it was clear that even that was never going to happen. The staff exuded arrogance rather than a desire to serve. We will not try again.

      Tearoom response:

      Hello Janet - I am the owner of The Blue Rooster & read your review with great dismay. I will use it as a training tool in next week's staff meeting & I wonder if you would be so kind as to let me know the time of day when this occurred. No excuses, I do wonder how you determine that our pastry is overpriced however since it sells well and is highly acclaimed by many. We do have 1 particular 'period of chaos' Mon - Fri from 3'ish to 3:30'ish when the local school lets out and many students decend for the after school treat. We typically have 2-3 workers in the retail area for this period to move things along.<BR> The BR is a multifaceted shop and based on the last 2-3 months feedback, we have overcome issues with staff knowledge & level of customer service. <BR> Clearly we have work to do to make that a 100% success.<BR> I would take it as a great favor if you would be willing to call me to expand upon your brief time inside The BR. Thank you for making me aware of your unhappy interaction.<BR> All the best,<BR> Karen 609 235 5847 (c)