On a picture perfect spring morning, I arrived at about 10:30 a.m. for a late breakfast at the Inbetween Café in Red Bank. I was immediately greeted with a smile by, Ginni, the owner and wife of Culinary Institute Graduate – Bob Koehler. The restaurant was filled with locals, a real Jersey “Cheers” kind of place and the ultimate spot for an early morning chat with a good friend. No huge crowds or business meetings here.
As we read over the menu, we took in the aromas of freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and bread baking in the oven, and the irresistible smell of bacon on the grill. Waitress Terry (whom Ginni affectionally calls “the boss”) poured our coffee as we ordered off of the Specials menu. I decided on the Crepe of the Week, a Fresh Apple Cheddar Crepe generously topped with yogurt (or your choice of sour cream) overflowing with oodles of house roasted walnuts. (Could my job get any better?)
My friend, Eileen, ordered Bob’s house-made Apple Bread French Toast with strawberries and raspberry puree overflowing on both sides. Since the deal before ordering was to share, we both got to sample Chef Bob’s heavenly creations. This included two side of bacon sans the grease, which was a perfectly crunchy accompaniment.
Bob prides himself in using all fresh and homemade foods; fish from the Lusty Lobster, fresh meat from Holiday Meats, hand-pat hamburgers, never frozen. The Inbetween has something for everyone. And I can tell you, that Chef Bob will be feeding me for years to come. Ginni and Bob’s motto “Where there is love, there is also good food” and the InBetween dishes out both with a smile.
The Inbetween Café is located in English Plaza, Red Bank, NJ. In addition to daily specials, the menu includes breakfast sandwiches, cereal, desserts, side orders, beverages, omlettes, pancakes, French toast, French crepes, etc. Serving breakfast and lunch daily for ‘pleasurable dining’.
Inbetween Café (Their Facebook Home)
Open Every Day for Pleasurable Dining
Breakfast and Lunch
35 English Plaza
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Beverly A. Beveridge is our Monmouth County Regional Editor. Bev resides in Eatontown with her husband, Bob, daughters, Melissa and Brittany, son, Glenn, dog, Bailey and cats, Kitty and Slodki (polish for honey/sweet). She enjoys dining out, piano, tennis, travelling, designing her JERSEY GIRL swimsuits and Calendar, music (especially Rock Concerts) and meeting people. Enjoy her ‘fun’ reviews! Passport to Peru – Home of the Jersey Girls Swimsuit models and ‘Calendar’ Girls! ‘Passport Swimsuits – A Swimsuit to fit ‘every body’. www.passporttoperu.net