Lunch at the Village Tea Room in New Paltz

Ever since having met chef Anges Devereaux at a Hudson Valley Restaurant Event eons ago, I’ve wanted to dine at her restaurant. It’s all that I’d hoped it would be, and more. The Village Tea Room in New Paltz brings the best of all worlds together: a cozy, homey neighborhood restaurant that champions locally grown food with sophisticated but simple cooking.


The food was delicious and the service was friendly and relaxed. Bravo! I just wish it were closer.

Local chocolate milk, served with a straw:


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The Village Tea Room is also a bakery (and indeed, it serves tea).


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A poke around. Outdoor tables:lj101114village08

Upstairs dining room:lj101114village09 lj101114village10

Downstairs dining room:lj101114village11 lj101114village12



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We ordered this super cider, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, from the folks at Breezy Hill Orchard.

A vegetable soup (the broth was superb!) and half a grilled cheese on delicious bread, too, with crazy-good onion jam:


Local popcorn tossed with Togarashi and garlic butter. YUM!

Deviled eggs and sweet potato salad:lj101114village19 lj101114village20

Dingle Pie, an Irish specialty with ground lamb and spices. Wow! And that crust was buttery and flaky. Delicious.

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We were full and happy on the drive home.lj101114village25


The Village Tea Room, 10 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz. 845-255-3434,

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