Today we had a special visit at the cafe from our resident unicorn. I decided to walk the unicorn home. Unbeknownst to us, Banana Joe was on the Fernwood Dock, the unicorn caught his eye, and Joe decided to film us. The rest speaks for itself.
We take a safety-first approach. Despite the obvious downsides, we have enacted policies that prioritize safety over convenience and profit.
Dry, Warm-ish Outdoor Seating
We have installed canvas tents and shored them up against the winds with wood.
We installed 240 volt electric infrared heaters. For many people, these are enough to take the edge off the cold of winter.
Indoor Air Quality
We monitor air quality with a CO2 logger (by DOEATOOW) that we place in a high visibility location for staff and customers. This acts as a measure of air changes per hour (basically stuffiness). If CO2 levels rise above 700 parts per million, that cues staff to open windows for increased ventillation.
We clean virus from the air with two Corsi-Rosenthal Boxes. This removes virus from the air by using box fans to pull air through five MERV-13 filters.
Indoor Seating, Customer Flow, and Social Distancing
A red/green stop light at the entrance limits indoor occupancy. Staff use a remote control to turn it green when the next customer may enter and red when occupancy has reaches its limit.
Swinging saloon-style doors keep customers moving in the right direction. This prevents customers from circling back to the order area after ordering.
Indoor seating has a limit of two tables with a maximum of three customers per table. This maintains social distancing among seated people while also maintaining distance around people who are picking up orders.
Our menu is dynamic. This menu listing is here to give you an idea of what we sell.
Our espresso-based and other hot drinks are available year round!
Food We Always Serve
You can also count on us always having these items (unless something has gone horribly wrong).
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Food We Serve While Supplies Last
We make these daily but they do tend to sell out.
Special Sandwiches (Egg Salad, Smoked Meat, Roast Veg)
Ham and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches
We cycle thru these items seasonally or as the whim strikes us.
Retail Freezer Items (Lasagna, Meatloaf, Mac n’ Cheese)
Welcome to the Fernwood Road Cafe!
Open 9-4 on weekends, 9-3 midweek, and closed on Wednesdays. We also take an annual two week holiday from January 2nd to 16th inclusive. We last updated our hours on January 16th, 2022.