LOCAL: Sunday Brunch at &grain

Recently, E and I have been trying to eat at a new (to us) place every weekend. While we love our favorites (I am looking at you Ani Ramen and Arturo’s), it is always fun to explore. This past weekend we decided to do brunch at &grain in Garwood, New Jersey. It is located a few towns over from where we live and is conveniently located across the street from a HUGE ShopRite. I checked out the &grain menu online and I knew there were several items that looked good. I was most excited to try their coffee on Nitro! When we arrived, &grain was bustling with people. Families, couples, singles. Everyone was represented. It was so nice to see!

We found a table and plopped ourselves down. E and I made our selections and I went to the counter to order. I ordered the apple baguette with a Nitro coffee, while E ordered a chipotle chicken sandwich. I could have sworn he would order the chicken pesto, but he was intrigued by the chipotle. Thankfully, &grain did not disappoint!

Before returning to the table, they poured the coffee on Nitro. It literally looked like they were pouring me a Guinness. It settled into the glass the way a Guinness would. It was so interesting to watch. Over the next minute or so, the coffee got darker and darker. It was SO COOL! The coffee actually had a much lighter taste then your typical brew. I wish I had a tap of that &grain nitro coffee at my house every day!

Within a few minutes our sandwiches were ready and were delivered to our table. We couldn’t wait to dig in! The baguette on my sandwich was crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I loved that the apple still had a little bite to it. It was tart but not overwhelmingly so. The creaminess of the brie really complemented the apple. It was delicious! If I had one critique it would be that I wanted a little more brie. The cheese to apple ratio was a little off.

E really loved the just right amount of heat from the chipotle with the smokiness of the gouda cheese. The fresh ciabatta had a nice crunch and the chicken was cooked to perfection. All in all, I would say we were very pleased with our order. I even ordered a corn muffin to go! It was the perfect post brunch snack. More carbs please.

I can’t wait to go back and try their avocado toast!

&grain, 700 North Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq. Sunday Brunch at &grain by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

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12 Comments

  1. January 17, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Looks so yummy! I can’t believe that is coffee! It does look like Guinness to me!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Bostonchicparty.com

  2. January 17, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    This place is SO cute and the food looks amazing!!

  3. January 17, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    OH you’re making me hungry! This looks like such a cute place, and your baby is adorable!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  4. Mckenna
    January 17, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    This look so so yummy!! We live upstate so if when we visit NJ again this place will be on my list?

  5. Anna English
    January 18, 2018 / 12:30 am

    I love Sunday brunch, and this place looks SO cute!

  6. January 18, 2018 / 12:47 am

    A restaurant all about grains and bread — I love it! Bread is my favorite.

  7. January 18, 2018 / 5:18 am

    This place looks so cute and tasty!! Wish I lived closer so I could check it out!

  8. January 18, 2018 / 5:43 am

    This place looks so cute! I love all the little details. PS your LO is adorable!

    xo, Laura

  9. January 18, 2018 / 11:42 am

    Looks so delish babe, that avacado toast sounds so yummy!!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  10. Margret
    January 18, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    This place looks amazing and makes me so hungry!

  11. Maggie
    January 18, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    That place looks yummy!!

  12. Emily Wilkinson
    January 18, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Such a cute spot & that food looks delicious!