March 19, 2017
Cafe a la Mode, Warwick,New York
Open all year
Growing up in Orange County New York, I have been in Warwick many times – three of my daughters were born there. It is a delightful town with beautiful homes on large lots and a downtown that is pleasant to walk through.
Cafe a la Mode is one of the first shops upon entering Warwick, NY from the south. It is charming, with a large porch that would be an enjoyable place to eat in warmer weather – today is cool and overcast, so we opted for inside. Seating is divided into a waitress service room and a counter service room. We chose the counter/fountain service. They offered a wide array of sandwiches and grill items of which we did not partake – and a great ice cream counter of which we did partake. (I am amazed that the website of a place named “a la mode” does not mention ice cream – especially considering the selection). As we perused their flavors, the counter server informed us that the ice cream was Perry’s – made in New York, and that there was no such thing as “bad ice cream flavors” (my kind of guy!) After sampling a few flavors, I chose Deep Sea Treasure (vanilla ice cream with sea salt truffles and caramel swirl) and French Roast Coffee – an excellent choice I must say! The ice cream had both a great flavor and a great texture – I particularly enjoyed the Deep Sea Treasure. We sat at a large rectangular table to enjoy our ice cream with other patrons near by – a totally enjoyable experience. This place is worth a visit!