PLAINFIELD, NJ - Foodies can look forward to brunch at Jessica’s Café and Wood Fired Pizza in Plainfield as the restaurant unveils an à la carte menu that has something for everyone.  Beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, Jessica’s will be open for brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  New menu items will be offered in addition to popular ones that are regularly served. 

TAPinto Plainfield dropped by Jessica’s to chat with Owner and Chef Ermelin Saqe to learn more about his new offerings.  Now with a few months under his belt and a steady clientele, Saqe said the timing is right to expand the menu; it’s something he had always planned to do, and fall is the perfect time. According to Saqe, it is important to him to choose his menu carefully and execute it correctly.

Saqe’s vision is to create a unique, upscale brunch experience offering traditional dishes like Eggs Benedict and brioche French toast with berry compote, as well as new creations like a breakfast pizza with a thin Neapolitan style crust and sour dough toast topped with stewed peppers, scrambled eggs and thinly sliced prosciutto and French styled omelet with spinach, mushroom and herbs. The crêpe offerings will also be expanded to include a new chorizo and wild mushroom version.  The brunch menu is available here.

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Plainfield Gets New Restaurant: Jessica's Cafe & Wood Fired Pizza

Popular menu items including salads, pastas, hot pressed paninis, and authentic Naples wood-fired specialty pizzas will be available during brunch hours. Jessica’s also provides gluten-free and whole wheat options for some pasta dishes.

Customers have enjoyed great food at Jessica's.  According to Rob A. on Facebook,

The Chef makes very good food and it helps that he’s the owner. He greets all the guests and is a seasoned chef. Highly recommend you won’t be disappointed. The four top next to us loved their food too! It’s great to have it so close by to Sleepy Hollow of Plainfield, Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Watchung and Westfield. Looking forward to my next meal! Two thumbs way up!

And Carolyn G. said:

Finally a real Italian (meaning not Italian American) inspired restaurant. If you are a foodie or someone who just loves fine Italian food you will love it. So happy I don’t have to go to Manhattan nor pay Manhattan prices for great food!  Note: don’t come here expecting manicotti and the “same old” Italian fare. Those are a dime a dozen around here. This menu is great!

Jessica’s Café offers daily dinner specials, sourcing local seasonal ingredients.  See the full menu here

If you go, reservations are recommended, and be sure to tell them TAPinto Plainfield sent you.  The Plainfield restaurant is conveniently located near Watchung, Scotch Plains, and Fanwood.

Jessica's Cafe & Wood Fired Pizza hours:

  • Tuesday — Thursday:  11:00 am — 9:30 pm
  • Friday — Saturday:  11:00 am — 10:00 pm
  • Sunday:  11:30 am — 9:00 pm
  • Monday:  Closed

For more information, call 908-754-2080, or visit the website at  Follow along on Facebook and Instagram @jessicascafepizzeria. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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