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Woody’s Towne Cafe, Allentown NJ


Breakfast out for us has, for years, meant Mastoris Diner in Bordentown. We’ve moved on from Mastoris and now do our morning dining out at Daphne’s of Robbinsville and another choice breakfast spot nearby: Woody’s Towne Cafe in Allentown (that’s the small town in New Jersey, not the city in PA). Continue reading

Checking In at: Swal Dairy, Allentown NJ

After a late breakfast at Woody’s, we thought we’d stroll around town until Swal Dairy opened for the day. Little did we know that this was Swal’s last day of the season. And little did we know that on the last day of the season, Swal dishes out a free scoop of their homemade ice cream to anyone who shows up! Sometimes, the stars align just right. Continue reading

Checking In at: Woody’s Towne Cafe, Allentown NJ

A recent visit to Woody’s turned up some news: Woody sold the place! The sale happened this summer. We met the new owner; seemed like a friendly guy. He also owns a small Mexican place, MAC’s Tex-Mex, down the street. Almost nothing has changed at Woody’s, as far as we could tell. Every table was filled on a Sunday morning at 11 a.m., and nine of us had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated in the small dining room. Waitresses are the same too. Our waitress told us there was some initial concern from the townsfolk as to how much Woody’s would change but that settled down quickly as they realized Woody’s would still be Woody’s. The transition to the new owner has gone smoothly. Continue reading

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