Seven months ago, woodworker Jon Mogor started serving food at his Rogue Artisans gallery space on Portland Street in Morrisville. The menu at Rogue Artisans Café is simple but handcrafted: house-roasted meats stuffed into panini; French-toast sandwiches; pastries, cakes and cookies; soups and salads; and a handful of cocktails, beers and wines. Coffees come from Burlington's Brio Coffeeworks, while juices and Italian sodas are made fresh in-house.
Patrons kept asking for brunch. Last Sunday, January 31, Rogue Artisans delivered, serving waffles and pancakes, eggs Benedict and crêpes filled with berries or wild mushrooms. Things went well — very well, Mogor says: "We ran out of food. One table ordered seven orders of eggs Benedict. The kitchen had to stop and make more Hollandaise ... The mimosas were flowin'." The Sunday brunches will continue.
The café's hours — it's currently open until 8 or 10 p.m., depending on the day — won't change as it eases into dinner service. But expect the chefs to begin debuting more dinner-style entrées and sides to round out the café menu.
The original print version of this article was headlined "Crumbs"
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