Local NJ Businesswoman Rescues Beloved Denville Eatery

Local NJ Businesswoman Rescues Beloved Denville Eatery

Mara’s Café & Bakery Announces Grand Re-Opening


Denville’s Mara’s Café & Bakery, known for serving up delicious treats including pastries, gelato, sandwiches, salads, coffee and more throughout New Jersey for over 30 years, announced its grand re-opening on January 10th, 2019, with a soft-opening on January 4th.


The re-opening is a result of local businesswoman Allison Kohler’s vision to revive her favorite local restaurant & bakery. A Mara’s customer of over a decade and self-proclaimed cupcake queen, Kohler will preserve the same delicacies made by famed bakers, along with a desirable renovation.


Kohler knew that in order for this operation to succeed, she needed the heart of the business, which includes previous owners Mara and Glenn Magley. The duo will continue to focus on what they do best by baking the items that put them on the map: Pecan and French Vanilla Bourbon pies and caramel apple streusel to name just a few.


Season 6 winner of Hell’s Kitchen Dave Levey will continue his six-year career at Mara’s as lead baker and in addition to his phenomenal baking, will assist in curating the daily menu. Levey’s expertise will help create daily specials and seasonal dishes to accompany the extensive menu offerings.


Regulars can expect to see their famous quiches, egg smashers, salads, soup and sandwich combos, burgers, gelatos and more returning on the menu along with a highly qualified staff and exceptional service. Mara’s is also BYOB and provides acoustic entertainment on weekend evenings


“Mara’s Café has always been a staple in my family, and when they closed this past summer, I felt a void in the town. As a long-time customer, I decided to re-open with a goal to create a dining experience for our customers that we would want for ourselves. I want to bring people together to enjoy delicious meals with family and friends in a cozy atmosphere. The menu will offer the highest quality coffee, food, award-winning desserts and more,” notes Kohler.


Mara’s is located at 25 E. Main St, Denville. Regular business hours are Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm, Friday & Saturday – 7am-11pm, and Sunday 8am-9pm. Website and online ordering will also be available at http://www.marascafe.com.


About Mara’s Café & Bakery:

Mara’s was established in 1984 when Mara and Glenn Magley created a line of desserts and coffee products. In 2004 Mara’s Café & Bakery in Denville was opened and the product lines expanded to include soups, sandwiches, salads, quiches and handcrafted gelato. The menu has grown to include seasonal specials and freshly roasted coffee beans.


Mara’s Café & Bakery has been recognized regionally and in New Jersey as the Best Coffeehouse, and has won numerous awards for its cheesecake, gelato, cupcakes, cannoli, sandwiches and more.

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