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Cafe Amici

 4 Sycamore Street
Ho Ho Kus, NJ

Time for Mom's Sunday Grave at Cafe Amici

I had been dying to go back to Cafe Amici in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ just for Mom’s Sunday Gravy. This is a Sunday-only special that I saw on the menu when I was here another time for brunch. Just the sound of it makes you want to yearn for home cooked food.

Cafe Amici has two sections. The first is more of a coffee bar/café with cake cases, a glass gelato freezer and a espresso machine. It’s a great place to hangout at night for dessert on in the morning for coffee and breakfast. In fact they have several menus just for the occasion. The other section deals with the dining room that can comfortably seat around 80 people.

I came here for Sunday dinner just to try Mom’s Sunday Gravy and wasn’t disappointed at all. It’s homemade pasta topped with pork spare ribs, sausage, meatballs, ricotta and gravy. All I can say is WOW! I can see why this is a favorite with the patrons because it is a good hearty meal, something you would expect if you went home for dinner. MY wife had a wood-roasted Canadian salmon that was equally impressive. these dishes are completely different from each other but exemplified the excellence in both preparation and flavor.

Cafe Amici seems to have it all and cornered every aspect of the market with great early morning breakfast all the way to late night feasts. It’s not surprising to see a bustling wave of activity all the time because there is always something for everyone no matter what time of day it is.

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I lived in NJ (once-apon-a-time!) – around 1955-ish. If ever get back up there, will try to find a Stewarts – not likely though, we live in 42 foot diesel motor home and when I tried to find place to park for 50th HS reunion in 2010, they seem to be almost non-existent!



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