SUPER DUPER Café opened in January at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange. The dairy café, under supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of MetroWest, is an outpost of Super Duper Bagels in Livingston and is open to the public.
“It’s nice to be in the building,” said Coby Adler, the owner of the bagel store who is operating the new establishment with the café’s business partner Barry Dattelkramer.
The owner of the previous café, Don Amoruso, retired in December. Stuart Raynor, CEO of JCC MetroWest, said it was important for the next vendor to be under the Orthodox supervision of the Vaad Harabonim.
“We consider ourselves the town square of Jewish life in the area,” Raynor said, and they want the JCC to be “welcoming to everybody.” The café will be closed on Shabbat.
Current menu items include Super Duper bagels, tuna and egg salad, smoked fish, flavored cream cheeses, muffins, cookies, fruit smoothies, protein shakes, and omelets. In the coming weeks there will be choose-your-own chopped salads, poke bowls, and an espresso bar.
“We’re slowly purchasing more equipment to be able to provide more food,” said Adler, who plans to have a complete menu and grand opening around Passover time. He said that in the spring he also plans to be open for breakfast and lunch on Sundays.
“We’re glad he’s here,” said Raynor. “We’ll do everything we can to make him successful.”