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“A True Town Gem”

Round House Bakery Cafe
Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: US$2 - US$9
Cuisines: Healthy
Description: We are a small independent bakery and cafe located in rural upstate NY. We scratch bake all of our products, cook each meal to order, use produce from our own organic farm and other local organic farmers and producers. We serve only the highest quality products we can find and offer wood-fired pizza and live, local music each week.
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Description: We are a small independent bakery and cafe located in rural upstate NY. We scratch bake all of our products, cook each meal to order, use produce from our own organic farm and other local organic farmers and producers. We serve only the highest quality products we can find and offer wood-fired pizza and live, local music each week.
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Round House Cafe seems like the heart of the little town of Cambridge. I think it is. From the moment you walk in the door, a friendly face and home baked goods greet you. The smell is homey and cozy. I have had the pleasure of eating her numerous times and have never been disappointed. The soups are fresh as the baked goods, the sandwiches are made to order and generous. There is also free wifi if you need it and the walk in safe/turned gift shop area is intriguing with cute items & local art work to take home. If you're in the area a visit to Round House Cafe is a must. Enjoy!

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Thank MaryManya
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Such a shame, so much potential. Extremely unfriendly staff, no a/c, take out orders usually packed incorrectly. Workers wandering around aimlessly, they will ignore customers standing at the counter or look at them with a surly expression. Surprised they've lasted this long, I suppose it's because the food is actually good.

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lscarrino, Owner at Round House Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Dear Doug from Katonah, Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe, though we are very concerned about your observations. We take pride in every aspect of our cafe - our food preparation, our atmosphere - and our staff. Reading other reviews of our cafe, we find that people have said that our staff is "friendly and patient" and have "friendly faces" and "wonderful smiles and great attitude" and "friendly , warm and welcoming". One reviewer said "you'll want to hang out as long as possible".

We must have had a pretty off day for your experience to be such as it was. We certainly apologize to you for having such a poor time at our cafe.

We would appreciate if you could let us know the day and time you visited us. It would help us immensely to find out what might have been happening that day with our staff for you to have such a negative experience with them. You mention that take out meals are "usually packed incorrectly". This indicates to us that you have had this experience more than once and we would like to understand and address your concerns with our staff.

This is certainly not the experience we want our customers to have and it is, without a doubt, not how we choose our staff or train them to be.

Again, thanks for your concern and thanks for letting us know when you visited. We will do everything we can to make your next visit, if there is one, a much better one for you. You can email me directly at scott@pompanuck.org or call me at 518.677.8121 if you prefer. ~Scott Carrino

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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is THE place to stop if you are in Cambridge. Great selection of food. It is lovingly prepared and oh so delicious. Be prepared to both wait for a table and for you food. Patience is rewarded. The BLT was the best I've ever had. The Mediterranean was amazing. We are headed back to the area on the next couple weeks and we are sure to stop here. Baked goods too. Check out the bank vault off the main room- currently a gift shop.

Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here on our trip through New York. The old feel of the cafe was great with period pieces like a bank vault on display. Service was friendly and patient as we took our time to order. Outdoor and indoor seating was available which was nice to have a choice on a beautiful summer day. We chose to sit outside but they had live music inside on a Saturday afternoon. Food choices were healthy with local breads. We ordered smoothies which were ok not great. The food was tasty especially the artisan bread. It is a cafe that is easily missed from the road but well worth a stop especially if you like to support well run local businesses. Enjoy!

Thank Fun2Travel13
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lscarrino, Owner at Round House Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thank you for such a lovely review! Just to also let you know that the local bread you enjoyed so much is our very own! We bake everything at our farm bakery and it is brought down every morning... Thanks again, and hope we see you again and soon... ~Scott Carrino

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

I often go to the Round House when I'm looking for something delicious. It's been called the "heart of Cambridge". It's a place to linger with friends or dine alone and make friends while you're there. On my most recent visit, I had the curried chicken salad. Bread was an option to make it a sandwich. I had the salad option. It was the perfect size to be filling enough for a meal. really delicious, really healthy. So glad I'm able to eat there often. The price was about $10.

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Thank Linda147
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