After listening to the growing request to offer quality, fair-trade food and drink, Batavia Home has opened Batavia Cafe. The cafe is located in the front of the Batavia Home retail location on Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ.
Customers can dine in the store at one of the 10 table tops available or pick up one of the 30 specialty menu items to go. The menu consists of Hale & Hearty Soups, Balthazar Breads, custom-made salads and dressings, hot-pressed paninis, wraps and smoothies as well as fresh-baked muffins, banana bread and cookies. George Howell’s Terroir Coffee Company, a small boutique based in Massachusetts, and Harney & Sons fine gourmet tea blends are served at the coffee bar.
Batavia Cafe is open seven days a week: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
As part of the Summit, NJ, community for the past seven years, Batavia Home has earned itself a reputation as well edited treasure trove of beautiful home furnishings and accessories. The owner, Widya Pertusi, is from Indonesia; through the stores eclectic collections from all over the world, she shares her love of the traditional Southeast Asian artistry.
About Batavia Home & Cafe
Batavia Home was founded in 2004 by Widya Pertusi who wanted to introduce her native country, Indonesia, and its wealth of culture to the United States. The home goods store offers high quality outdoor teak furniture from Java, modern upholstery collections from Montreal, unique serving pieces from the Philippines, gorgeous light fixtures from India, unique collections of painting and mirrors, and many other interesting home accessories from around the world.
Batavia Cafe was founded in 2010 as a way to enhance the Batavia Home shopping experience. Regular customers suggested Widya open a cafe since the space has an ideal dining environment and creates a European cafe-like atmosphere. The cafe’s menu and hours can be found at www.bataviahomeandcafe.com.
Caring for the Environment
The employees of Batavia Home and Cafe strongly believe in preserving the earth's natural resources. Reclaimed teak wood is used for most of the cafe furnishings and the shop’s walls. Reclaimed teak is wood that has been recycled from old doors, pillars and walls with many pieces dating back to the 19th century. Batavia Cafe also makes a conscious decision to use products from fair trade suppliers, i.e. the coffees and teas served in the cafe.