Sugar Shack Café hosts grand opening

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:21

Warwick - On Jan. 24, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Mayor Michael Newhard, Michael Johndrow, executive director of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber Board Member Sherry Bukovcan joined owners Scott and Aziza Cunniffe for the official grand opening of The Sugar Shack Café. Formerly home to the Carriage Path Café, the new restaurant, located on the Carriage Path between Main Street and the South Street parking lot, has been open since last Fall. The name of this new café, by the way, comes from the song, “Sugar Shack,” recorded in 1963 by Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs. Scott Cunniffe has more than 20 years experience in the food and beverage industry. And he served as head baker for a luxury hotel and spa in Hawley, Pa., where his wife, Aziza worked as his assistant. After many years of working for others in this industry, the couple decided it was time to accomplish something on their own. They decided to look for a small café or bakery. “When we saw this café, we knew it was for us,” said Scott Cunniffe. “It was cozy and intimate and the view of Wawayanda Creek was the icing on the cake. We love the Village of Warwick and the fact that everyone welcomed us right from the start.” The Sugar Shack Café serves breakfast all day as well as lunch and offers many of the same items that were on the former Carriage Path Café menu. There are weekly specials along with wraps, salads, Paninis, eggs, French toast, pancakes and waffles. Gluten-free options are also available. And displaying a large selection of fresh baked goods as well as preparing dishes from scratch using only fresh meats and produce is the rule. “And best of all,” said Aziza Cunniffe, “you may come here as a stranger but you will leave as a friend.” Sugar Shack Café is open every day except Tuesday. Call 986-0177.