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From the Back In time Café website.

615 Main Street.      From the “Back In Time Café” website. www. backintimecafe.com   732 776 9050

By Eileen and Paul Goldfinger, Editors  @Blogfinger.

19 years ago Ocean Grover Reenie Van Buren opened her small restaurant  on Main Street at the train station in Bradley Beach for lunch and breakfast. Reenie and her assistant Denise use organic ingredients and home-made baked goods to create fine meals. The menu is simple, and the results are unusually good.

Blogfinger.net photo. July, 2015. ©

“A regular.”    Blogfinger.net photo. July, 2015. ©

The restaurant is in a former ticket building at the train station. It is a charming, old-fashioned space with delicious home-style cooking. You can look out onto the train platform. The organic eggs come from a nearby farm, the home-fries are spicy, the bacon crisp, and the orange juice is fresh squeezed.  The toast was served with wonderful strawberry preserves.

Everyday there are muffins and scones made on the premises including Reenie’s famous frittatas. She has rye bread and bagels. No detail is missed. This restaurant strives for perfection. They even make their own butter.

Made on the premises: frittatas, scones and muffins.

Made on the premises: frittatas, scones and muffins.

We went there for breakfast last week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The service is friendly, and the T.M. Ward coffee is superb.   We tried her special cranberry muffins, and they are first rate.

Reenie doesn’t mind if customers drop in and just have coffee. She has quite a few regulars including a business man from Neptune who has been eating there since the shop opened. Another Grover we know goes there often.  Also, this café is “dog friendly”   (provided that your dog is friendly.)

Back in Time Café is open Monday through Friday from 5 am to 2 pm;  Saturday 7 am-noon.  Closed Sunday.

Simple but creativity menu with all fresh ingredients. ©

Simple but creativity menu with all fresh ingredients. ©  Click to read.

BENNY GOODMAN  From the Woody Allen movie Mighty Aphrodite.  The song is “Whispering.”

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