Bohemian Raspberry: Westfield's First Coffee and Frozen Yogurt Shop
Monday, September 24, 2012 • 7:28am
You can’t help but notice the gaggle of colorful balloons bouncing in the breeze, announcing the all-new Bohemian Raspberry, a casual, friendly, Coffee and Yogurt Shop that recently opened on the South Side of Westfield. A perfect place to relax with your morning cup of Bohemian Raspberry’s own private blend of premium coffee or espresso, and the place to gather with friends, business associates, or a group of kids for any and all reasons...or simply to read a good book.
Another very special features includes a daily delivery of delicious Balthazar pastries. What could be more enticing than a freshly prepared sticky bun chock full of raisins, a croissant or scone and a cup of freshly brewed artisan coffee?
Owned by best friends Barry Goldenberg a professional, advertising, commercial photographer from Cranford, Village Super Market Executive John Sumas of Morristown, and Tom Kazas proprietor of Hometown Coffee Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“We always dreamed of owning a business together,” said Goldenberg. “When the property became available, we decided to not only open a full-service yogurt shop, but one that offers ice cream, and fresh fruit smoothies. We believe South Avenue is the perfect place for our first Bohemian Raspberry Shop.”
“Bohemian Raspberry offers 16 flavors of frozen yogurt, ice cream and sorbet. The most popular flavors are pumpkin, thin mint, cake batter, Island Banana, Coffee, and Peanut butter.”
“For those that are lactose intolerant, we offer nondairy sorbets,” he continued. “For those that are on reduced sugar diets, we offer three no-sugar added flavors. They are coffee, chocolate and vanilla. We also listen to our customers. If they favor a particular flavor, we do our best to include it among all the others we feature.”
Mickey and Ernie Fox of Cranford stopped by to welcome Bohemian Raspberry to Westfield. “We’ve been friendly with the Goldenberg family for years,” said Ernie Fox. “We just love the Bohemian Raspberry Shop. All of the yogurt flavors taste really delicious. Not only is the space attractively decorated, there is comfortable seating, for friends and family, plus a very helpful staff.”
To get started; Grab a Cup. (Cups are featured in sizes of 16 or 24 ounces.) Then check out your favorite flavors. Simply swirl-in your preferred choices. Add your favorite toppings, plus a dab of freshly prepared whipped cream. Have your treat weighed, pay for it, (Only $.49 per ounce), and ENJOY!
Take note: Alongside the yogurt and ice cream flavors is a huge display case filled with all sorts of toppings, like Gummy Bears, Angry Birds, chocolate bits, Gummy Worms and more. Not only are these sweet treats there to add to your frozen delight, they are sold by the pound for your special at-home candy dish. You’re also welcome to add strawberries, pineapple, nuts, and assorted fresh fruits.
“With the coming of the fall season, our pumpkin yogurt is really delicious,” said Kevin Ortiz Manager. “Many folks think we are just a yogurt or coffee place. but in addition to serving premium coffee, we offer espresso, lattes, frappes, real ice cream, yogurt, smoothies and cappuccino. You’ll also appreciate our friendly, courteous staff who is always there to assist with whatever you need.”
Manish Jyotishi and his family Kinnari, Sherya and Nikhil were enjoying a family outing at Bohemian Raspberry. “We like the variety of yogurt and ice cream,” said Kinnari Jyotishi. We also appreciate their great variety of special coffee. What’s more, this is the first place of its kind to appear on South Avenue.”
Trey Kinney of Clinton offered this simply delicious Pumpkin Yogurt-Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe: “Add a layer of freshly ground graham crackers to your cup. Top with pumpkin yogurt. Add vanilla ice cream, and Bohemian Raspberry fresh whipped cream.”
“Bohemian Yogurt offers a great variety of yogurt flavors plus chocolate and vanilla ice cream, and sorbet. Plus, the selections of coffee are really outstanding. Above all, parking is free, and you are always welcome to try all that is available in this lovely shop,” said Linda Rapp of Westfield.
Bohemian Yogurt is a place where both adults and children can feel comfortable. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and a place where you can sit and relax.
What: Bohemian Raspberry, Westfield’s first Coffee and Frozen Yogurt Shop
Where: 219 South Ave., E. (next to Auto Spa Car Wash)
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
FYI: Free onsite parking. Full Service Artisan Coffee. 16 Flavors of Frozen Delights. Yogurt and Sorbet (non dairy). Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream. Over 30 Unique Toppings. Fresh fruit Smoothies. Balthazar Bakery Products. Free Wi-Fi
Available for children’s birthday parties, Book Club Meetings, Dessert Catering, Gatherings, and all other special occasions.
Millicent K. Brody is an award-winning writer and photographer and a resident of Westfield, New Jersey. Contact her at Mkbrody@aol.com
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