Trumbull Cafe and Grill reopens across from its former space


TRUMBULL – This was a case of bad/good news for Everht Roque.

Just over a year ago, Roque, the owner and chef of Trumbull Café and Grill, learned from his landlord that the Trumbull Center building that housed his restaurant was to be removed, as part of some improvements to the center that will allow more businesses to be visible on the street.

Roque had only been in the space, formerly occupied by Marie’s Sandwich Shop, for a few years. But the good news was that while his owner needed him gone, he also wanted him to stay.

“They really like my business and the food I make, and wanted to keep me as a tenant, so they let me choose a new space in the Center,” he said.

The space he chose was across from his previous location, and still at the Trumbull Center. The new Trumbull Café and Grill recently opened at 921 White Plains Road, off Ring’s End Lumber, in the same building as Parker. Steaks and scotch. The restaurant offers what Roque called “a traditional American cafe menu with a Latin twist.”

The menu includes eight different types of tacos, Roque’s ham and cheese sandwich (with avocado, refried beans, and jalapeño), and traditional entrees such as guacamole and nachos.

“I create all recipes based on family favorites, with fresh ingredients made from scratch, and we frequently update the menu to try new things that satisfy our customers,” he said.

The restaurant’s interior was completely renovated in preparation for the move, Roque said. He said the new location is a good fit because it allows the business to stay at the Trumbull Center, “which was important because we love our customers in the Trumbull community. There’s plenty of parking and the view of space is so pretty.”

Rina Bakalar, director of economic and community development for Trumbull, said people were looking forward to the restaurant opening in its new location.

“People in the city are very happy that they are reopening,” she said. “The space is very nice and I think the new location will serve the business well.”

So far, Roque said, the feedback he’s received has been positive. “Customers who have stopped by so far really like the way it looks,” he said. “We are very excited to be open and ready to provide our customers with the food and service they love in our new location.”

The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.


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