Saturday, February 28, 2015

Big move for Roots Cafe in West Chester

It's more than tripled its size.

Big move for Roots Cafe in West Chester

Roots Cafe replaces Gilmore´s in downtown West Chester.
Roots Cafe replaces Gilmore's in downtown West Chester. MARY BIGHAM / West Chester Dish

Dan Cellucci has elevated his Roots Cafe in West Chester with a two-block move.

On Tuesday, June 25, he greeted customers at 133 E. Gay St., the former longtime home of Gilmore's.

Cellucci opened the organic-sustainable breakfast-and-luncher just about two years ago at 8 W. Gay St. in West Chester. It seated 17 at the very most. Roots moved out two weeks ago.

In the new townhouse space, Roots seats 35 inside and 30 outside. The move means an even stronger emphasis on local ingredients and suppliers, he says, and now dinners are served Thursdays to Saturdays. 

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Among the dinner selections (see menu here) are dried fruit-braised pork belly, smoked trout carbonara, stuffed portobella, and poached Chesapeake striped bass. Entrees are $20 to $25.

West Chester Dish stopped in last weekend and has some photos here.

Michael Klein
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