GC Train Station Café – Gloucester City, NJ
(Update: Received report this cafe closed a week after my visit and is now rumored to be turned into a bakery)
The town of Gloucester City, New Jersey had a big year in 2014. After being named one of the top ten communities on the rise by NerdWallet.com and taking the number eight slot as one of the happiest cities to live in New Jersey by CreditDonkey.com Gloucester City has some bragging rights. To a foodie like me, none of these are as exciting as the restaurant renaissance happening in Gloucester City. A Chubby’s Steak House with an anticipated opening in Spring 2015 is in the works as is the Ott’s on the Waterfront restaurant and development on schedule to break ground May 1st, 2015. There are some of big things on the horizon. That is the future, and the day I was there I was hungry for breakfast. So a visit to the GC Train Station Café was in order.
It is a tiny, modest, and cozy café. The employees were very nice and a crowd of regulars was evident by everyone being welcomed and served by on a first name basis. I went with the scrapple, three eggs, rye bread, and home fries. It was your standard variety cooked nicely and delivered to my table quickly. I do not rate breakfast, but what I can tell you is that Gloucester City has high hopes for a nice place to get dinner. No hope is needed for breakfast, as GC Train Station Café has them covered.