12/04/19 7:30am

A few weeks ago I did a post on Colombian and Ecuadorian restaurants opening in Newburgh. It looks like I missed one! Café Colombia will be opening up at 350 Broadway in January 2020, next to Newburgh staples – Rockland Bakery and Tony’s Newburgh Lunch.

The future owners, John and Olga Perez also own ATAX Income Tax, which has been in the city since 2013. They will be open breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you have never had Colombian food, you are in for a treat. Definitely try an arepa, pan de queso, and a bandeja paisa! Here’s a sample of the menu:


  • Arepas with cheese
  • Fried arepas with eggs
  • Empanadas  
  • Breakfast sandwiches 
  • Pan de queso (fresh baked cheese bread)

Lunch /Dinner

  • Arepa rellenas ( filled arepa sandwiches with various meats and cheeses)
  • Colombian style hot dogs and hamburgers 
  • Sandwiches, soup, and salads
  • Lunch specials 
  • Bandeja paisa (famous and typical Colombian dish)
  • Fried red snapper
  • Grilled shrimp, grilled beef and chicken kabobs 

10/17/19 1:16pm

On October 15th Newburgh’s newest restaurant, Mama Roux, had a soft opening. The restaurant is located in a decades-long neglected building at 96 Broadway, on the corner of Liberty Street. To delight in the warm glow of the Art Deco sconces while taking in the spices of the Cajun cuisine was nothing short of magical. It’s a space so well designed it feels as though it has always been there. It is cozy, comfortable, and upscale – yet without feeling pretentious. It is the kind of restaurant I would drive an hour into Manhattan for a night out with friends. The food is that good, and it’s here, in Newburgh.

It was truly a special evening, an event that we could all celebrate, a small but immensely meaningful win for the City of Newburgh. Developers are taking a chance on Newburgh, and it isn’t the large scale waterfront developments that receive the most attention. It is the small infill of incremental development that makes a city interesting and exciting. It makes a neighborhood.

From my own personal perspective I love cities and urban environments because of the inspiration and creativity it inspires in my everyday life. Mama Roux is just the kind of place where you go to be inspired – whether it be in your own life or what you might be able to create in this city.

The general sentiment that night was that of gratitude. Thank you to everyone involved who helped make this possible in Newburgh.

Regular hours are soon to be announced, but the restaurant will start off opened only Thursday to Sunday, including brunch on Sundays.

Corner seat facing Broadway. Surely to be one of the most sought after spots
07/25/19 3:41pm

The corner of Liberty and South William has another new business opening up called Rob’s Roast Coffees. Opening day will be tomorrow, July 26th at 7am. The coffee shop has a cyclist inspired decor, nodding to Rob’s triathlon love and passion. In his spare time he fixes old bicycles. He was trying to find a location for his shop up and down the Hudson Valley when he happened up Liberty Street in a “happy accident”.

This new venture joins new activity happening on Southern Liberty Street – Oliver and Chatfield, the new space for lease at 42 Liberty Street, new hair salon Liberty and Beauty, and another exciting project soon to be formally announced for South William Street.

07/11/19 2:36pm

Common Ground Farm is pleased to announce the start of the 2019 Newburgh Farmers’ Market season on Saturday, July 13th from 10-2 pm. The market will be open every Saturday from 10-2 pm until the last day of the season on October 19th, offering a wide variety of local produce and other agricultural products including meat, eggs, maple syrup, beverages and body products. In 2019, the market will be located in the beautiful outdoor park at the Safe Harbors Green, 95-107 Broadway, in Newburgh, New York. 

02/08/19 7:30am

The wait is finally over, (or at least until Monday) for the general public to get a taste of Newburgh’s newest restaurant, Hudson Taco. It has undergone quite the transformation since the days the West Shore Train Station was an abandoned eyesore on Newburgh’s waterfront. The renovated space has been empty for years since the Railroad Playhouse left. Since last summer work began behind the scenes to get the restaurant ready. Now, alongside the Pizza Shop, the West Shore Train Station will undoubtedly become the destination for those looking for casual family-friendly dining options, yet still chic enough for a date night.

The name says it all – tacos. There are more than a dozen options with options for vegetarians, vegans, and the carb conscious.  You can also find an array of appetizers, bowls, and sides if you want something different. They will be serving lunch, weekend brunch, and even delivery. Newburgh Brewery fans will be excited to learn about the special collaboration brew, Amaizing. Hopefully, Hudson Taco will help foster Newburgh’s growing restaurant scene west of Water Street. See below for more scenes from the friends and family opening night.

12/22/18 9:20am

In a recent post on Instagram, Jodi Cummings, owner of Caffe Macchiato announced that the cafe will be closing Jan 2. Jodi bought the cafe from the previous owners who started the business over 10 years ago when Liberty Street lacked retail and destination options. It has been a favorite for lunch and brunch, filled with families and friends. We are sad to see the restaurant close but happy Jodi will be able to take the break that she needs.

The owner of North Plank Tavern has signed a lease for the space and will take over with a brand new restaurant.