New Verona Island Eatery Open for Business



VERONA ISLAND — Good food takes time, according to Patty Gyolai, owner of the new Narrows Bridge Café on Route 1.

“I make all my own breads, all my own soups,” Gyolai said. “Everything that I can possibly make from scratch, I do.”

The café, which opened Sept. 10, offers much of what you would expect at a Maine roadside dinner. There are also some unusual finds such as lemon ricotta pancakes and watermelon gazpacho.

Diners at the new Narrows Bridge Café in Verona Island can settle in at the counter or at a table. — CYNDI WOOD
Diners at the new Narrows Bridge Café in Verona Island can settle in at the counter or at a table. — CYNDI WOOD

The menu also includes waffles, homemade breads, cinnamon raisin French toast, fresh seafood, morning pastries and sandwiches.

The Reuben and hot pastrami sandwiches have been hot sellers.

Gyolai emphasizes that she is not running a fast food establishment.

She points to her burgers as an example. They are made from a half pound of fresh ground beef, not frozen patties. They do not cook at drive-through speed.

She said eating at her restaurant is a lot like eating at her home.

“I love people,” Gyolai said. “I love taking care of people.”

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