With the start of the new season, Marino's Cafe is bringing a fresh menu to the table.
Endicott College alum Torie Fansworth said she and co-owner, Beverly native Anthony Marino, chose to revamp the menu by chiseling it down and "sticking true to our convictions."
Those convictions include signature seasonal items that will change throughout the year. Since the cafe sees many regulars, Fansworth said it's important to keep things fresh.
Before the changes, Fansworth said there were so many different menu options, and because everything is made-to-order, the wait time for customers was too long.
"It's not overwhelming anymore," she said.
Autumn specials right now include soups like french onion and potato and leek, and at the bar drinks like spiced sangria, apple cider bellini, spiced pumpkin ale, and more.
For the breakfast crowd, cafe beverages include a pumpkin, apple pie, or banana bread latte, Vermont maple cappuccinos, and a pumpkin pie smoothie.
Farnsworth said when the cafe opened four years ago, she and Marino weren't sure what the vision for the cafe was.
"We were allowing too many people to influence what we were going to be--we were trying to please everybody and we weren't sure what was going to work here on Rantoul Street," she said.
So what's the new mission of Marino's?
"We are committed to serving our customers made from scratch food using the freshest ingredients available. That is why some of our menu items have changed- with the season. We enjoy creating new fun and exciting food that will keep you coming back to experience our new flavor combinations."
Alongside new menu items, Marino's is also hosting event nights, including team trivia on Thursday's, and open mic nights on Friday's.
Connect with Marino's Cafe
- Mon - Fri: 6:30 am-8:00 pm
- Sat: 8:00 am-5:00 pm