As a (I can’t yet bear to say former) teacher of all things literary, I love to see businesses use quotations from authors – even when they are used to sell their products! The pictured Thoreau quotation was above the bar at Raymond’s.
We took the kids to Raymond’s for brunch on Sunday. It was the first place we tried in Montclair, at the behest of our real estate agent. We used to drive in early (no traffic at 7:30 am!) to have breakfast before meeting her to look at houses. Seeing as how we spent eight months seeking a domicile, we had a good many breakfasts at Raymond’s before even residing in Montclair. My husband, who lived in Montclair in the 90’s, remembers when Raymond’s was smaller and farther down Church Street. People who moved here recently, he told me, don’t realize how important it was as an anchor for this area. It reminded me a bit of how Smith Street in Brooklyn developed at about the same time.
Raymond’s was already bustling when we got there just before nine yesterday. And the line was down the sidewalk by the time we left. It’s good to see its success continue – and the amazing staff was friendly and courteous as always. I highly recommend the Migas for breakfast. Perfect size, and it’s just so good.