SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The days are shorter and cooler, Halloween decorations have popped up all over the area, and it's harvest season for America's favorite October gourd: the pumpkin.

Mara’s Café & Bakery this month fulfills any pumpkin lovers' cravings with an array of dessert specials, including:

Pumpkin Cheesecake using delicious cheesecake base and a secret pumpkin spice, Mara's has created a fun twist on our classic cheesecake. $34.99.

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Pumpkin Pie made with real pumpkin and carefully blended spices to deliver a satisfying taste and aroma. $17.

Pumpkin Praline Cupcake the perfect mix of favorite fall flavors in a pumpkin cupcake topped with pecan pralines and a pumpkin cream cheese icing. $38.99/dozen.

Mara's also offers pumpkin muffins and scones, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cheesecake. You can wash it down with a specialty drink such as:

  • Pumpkin Pie Chai
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Pumpkin Coffee and
  • Fall Blend Coffee

Mara’s Café & Bakery is located at 250 South Ave. in downtown Fanwood.

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