Gov. Phil Murphy made an impromptu visit to True Salvage Cafe in Maplewood on Tuesday, turning an ordinary weekday morning into something a bit more exciting. The governor, who was meeting in Maplewood with Mayor Victor DeLuca, Township Committeeman Dean Dafis and NJ Transit officials to tour the emergency operations facility on Boyden Avenue, told owner David Heffernan he had heard “great things” about True Salvage Cafe and has wanted to try it.
Heffernan opened the cafe in a long-vacant space on the corner of Boyden and Elmwood Avenues in Maplewood — in the newly christened Elmwood Arts District — earlier this year, and completely renovated it from top to bottom, creating a warm, comfortable and funky space with delicious food and baked goods. It has already become a popular spot among locals.
Right now they offer breakfast and sandwich menus, with a dinner menu and outdoor seating in the works for the later spring and summer.
292 Elmwood Ave, Maplewood, 973-327-9939
Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.