Cedar Ridge Cafe & Bakery

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 12 reviews )

410 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, New Jersey, USA, 07040

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe on residential street. Offers vegan alternatives like plant milks for beverages, and a number of vegan items regularly such as waffles, donuts, tofu scramble. Limited seating so expect a wait. Open Tue-Sat 8:00am-5:00pm, Sun 9:00am-2:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg

12 Reviews

First Review by Carrielogo

Great Vegan menu and coffee - Edit

I’ve tried the tofu scramble on avocado toast and the vegan breakfast platter (the biscuits with gravy are amazing)! Just be ready for a long-ish wait, and if you dislike vegan cheese like me, make sure to specify you don’t want any!

Pros: great vegan menu, great coffee

Cons: closes early , slight wait

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great options - Edit

I love this place. The food is great, the staff is awesome and the atmosphere is fun.

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Love this place!! - Edit

I am so happy to have a local place to get vegan food. There are other local spots but cedar ridge is by far my favorite. From the warm friendly environment to the tasty eats, i just love this place! I've had their tofu scramble, avocado toast with tofu scramble, chick'n and waffles, biscuits and gravy, disco fries, kale slaw, seitan Reuben just to name a few in addition to several baked goods. New specials frequently and I love everything I've ever eaten here. They also have a few outdoor tables which is great now that the weather is warming up!

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-04

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vegan awesomeness! - Edit

They have recently let their vegan staff go wild with the menu & now have an extensive vegan menu. They're not usually open for dinner, but have started doing once weekly dinners & once a month it's vegan night!

Everything on their menu is House made & the ice cream at the vegan night was probably the best I've ever had.

Pros: very cozy & friendly atmosphere

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so nice - Edit

Had the tofu scramble wrap. Forgot to add the vegan sausage :( was very good. Would have taken buffalo tempeh sandwich to go but was getting busy and didn't want to wait. Everyone there is so nice makes you feel right at home.

Pros: lots of vegan options , nicest staff ever

Cons: long line which is a good thing ;) but it moves fa

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Cedar Ridge Bakery - Edit

Vegan baked donoughts - texture and taste spot on!!!! Extremely good and I am not a vegan

Pros: delicious chick pea (not tuna) salad, very good coffee, adorable and hamish owner

Cons: occaisionally baked items seemed day old

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love this cafe - Edit

My family frequents the Cedar Ridge Cafe. They have the best iced coffee! The vegan apple pie muffins, avocado toast and tofu scramble are amazing. The people who work there are super friendly and the vibe is great inside.

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My Happy Place - Edit

I am so lucky to live only a few blocks from Cedar Ridge. This place is so special for so many reasons.

1) The food. My personal favorite is a delicious savory scone (every day there are different varieties) with egg and cheese (aka a "sconewich"), and now they are offering a vegan friendly option. Have I mentioned that every day there is a case filled with incredibly delicious baked goods from cinnamon buns to cookies to donuts to muffins to whatever else Michelle the head baker dreams up. There are also tons of vegetarian and vegan savory options so it's a great place for lunch as well. For example, they just added a buffalo tempeh sandwich to the menu that is so so yummy. I also love the vuna sandwich (vegan tuna made with chickpeas). Also I'd like to mention that I got a cake for my son's birthday from here and it was honestly the best cake I've ever eaten.

2) The staff. This was very close to being the #1 reason why I love this place. The owner Paul and manager/head baker Michelle and all the other staff there really make you feel welcome. My son has frequently gotten a complimentary cookie in exchange for a high five and a smile, and it's just a happy place to hang out at.

I could go on and on but I'll wrap it up. In conclusion, this place rules. You should check it out - but make sure you leave me a scone and a chocolate peppermint cookie ;)

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-08

Pros: Delicious food and coffee , Vegetarian and vegan friendly, Cozy space and friendly staff

Cons: Limited seating

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Vegan oasis - Edit

I just moved to the suburbs from Brooklyn, and I'm so grateful a place like Cedar Ridge exists out here. The burbs can be a lonely place for a vegan!

I've only been here a few times, but they've got vegan baked good offerings, some lunch items (vegan pot pie special was great), and apparently they've just expanded their menu.

The atmosphere is very cozy and charming, too. I hope they stick around forever!

Pros: Vegan baked goods, Vegan lunch, Coffee

Cons: Kinda small

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Amazing. - Edit

You cannot compare Cedar Ridge with any restaurant, cafe, or bakery in the area. Everything is done so thoughtfully and creatively, sitting in the cafe feels like home, and everything is delicious!

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-07

Pros: Atmosphere , Vegan treats , Service

Cons: Not a huge space

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Something for everyone! - Edit

Cedar Ridge has a warm, friendly environment and some really yummy veg/vegan options. If you're looking for savory, their vegan tuna salad is a huge hit. They have delicious breakfast burritos (available without meat) for vegetarians looking for a hearty morning meal. Their biggest draw is the variety of baked goods. A vegan herself, the head baker uses her talent and innovation to bring delicious new items to the menu each day. Cupcakes, baked donuts, cakes and hand pies galore await any vegan with a sweet tooth who ventures inside. Absolutely try the vegan apple pie muffin, if you get the chance!

Pros: Lots of vegan baked options

Cons: Many breakfast options include eggs

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Vegan Tuna and Vegan Donuts! - Edit

I love the vegan tuna sandwich! I actually crave it. For dessert I usually treat myself to a vegan cookie (cherry and almond) or vegan donut (amazing flavors available - loved the toasted coconut and the blueberry mint).
If I go for breakfast, I try to get the vegan granola bar when it is available or I have the house made granola with almond milk - Yum!
Selection of milk alternatives available if you ask.
Many options for vegetarians as well - hummus wrap, beet salad, yoghurt parfait.

Pros: Friendly , A lot of sweet and savory options

Cons: Limited seating if they are busy

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