On June 15, The Fine Grind (TFG) celebrated 14 years of business in Little Falls with a fun filled birthday party at their location at 101 Newark Pompton Turnpike and everyone was invited! Town council members Maria Cordonnier, Al Kahwaty and Chris Vancheri were present to join in on the ceremonial cutting of the cake. A complimentary piece of chocolate or vanilla birthday cake was enjoyed by every guest while live music added to the festive atmosphere. Each year The Fine Grind celebrates its birthday by giving gifts to the customers because the owners, Rhonda & Jon Mallek, are very thankful for each and every customer for making TFG what it is today. This year’s gifts were limited-edition coffee mugs displaying The Fine Grind logo and the words “Little Falls, NJ” and “Wayne, NJ” commemorating the significance of 2019 being the last year that The Fine Grind had two locations.
Many of TFG’s loyal customers cherish this piece of local history because they have shared their own significant memories at The Fine Grind. Earlier this year, a customer reached out to the owner of The Fine Grind asking to purchase a particular table that he and his wife shared on their first date. Also, recently a TFG barista was asked to photograph a marriage proposal taking place in front of the café because TFG is the couple’s special place. A former TFG employee stopped in to visit with her husband that she met while working at The Fine Grind and their three children. The Fine Grind has hosted many first dates, wedding proposals and reunions. It has provided a performance space for first time musicians and exhibited artwork for local artists. Long term relationships started at TFG while others have tried their first sip of coffee.
So let’s raise our mugs and toast to the longevity of this family owned business that has been an important part of our community for 14 years.
The Fine Grind – A Coffee Bar
101 Newark Pompton Tpk, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Rhonda: (cell) 914-643-8223