I’ve been meaning to get to Stella’s House Blend Cafe ever since a friend told me about it last year. Guest blogger Rich Baringer beat me to it! Here’s his experience.
by guest blogger Rich Baringer,
We finally did it.
Every time I drive down Main Street in Sellersville, I see people going in and out of a relatively new restaurant, Stella’s House Blend Café. Mary Beth had off yesterday and we decided to go give it a try.
Stella’s is the kind of place where you just want to hang out. An airy room with not too many tables, and comfortable high-back chairs. The place has interesting photos and other artwork (they feature a different local artist every month) on the bead board walls. Hardwood floors and comfortable areas with couches and tables make for a very cozy atmosphere. Come in for a quick lunch or hang out with a book and a cup of coffee for a while, they both work. The staff is extremely friendly–always ready with a friendly comment, joke or menu suggestion.
Oh yeah, the food….
Stella’s serves breakfast and lunch every day, and dinner on Friday and Saturday. The lunch menu is full of appetizing salads, soups and sandwiches, all made in-house. I wouldn’t say that there was much all that out of the ordinary on the menu, but everything is made fresh with really good ingredients–so it doesn’t have to be fancy to be delicious.
We both ordered from the lunch specials. Mary Beth ordered the Meatball Parmesan Sandwich. (Our server suggested this, telling us that the meatballs were made that morning as was, we found out later, the bread.) It was very tasty–the meatballs were flavorful and tender and covered in tomato sauce and melted cheese. I’m a sucker for egg salad, so I went with the Egg Salad and Bacon Wrap. You know how you order something with bacon at many places, you get maybe two shriveled up slices? Not at Stella’s. It was yummy egg salad with lots of bacon–cooked just right–that added great texture and taste. The whole wrap was stuck in a Panini press to give a little crunch to the outside. Again, nothing fancy, just really well done and made with good ingredients.
The breakfast menu features a number of egg dishes, omelets, pancakes and breakfast sandwiches. Our server also told us that on Saturday mornings, Stella’s offers freshly baked sticky buns. Apparently, you need to get there early because people line up out onto the street for them.
For dinner, the menu includes Roasted Garlic or French Onion Soups, appetizers (like Shrimp on a Raft and Swedish Meatballs), salads, pastas and entrees (like Chicken Parmesan, Broiled Scallops and meatloaf). Menus are listed on their website.
If you’re a coffee lover, you’re in luck. Stella’s has a wide array of locally roasted coffee and espresso (and tea, too). They also have take-out and catering services.
Great atmosphere, tasty food, friendly people all at a good price. What could be better? So give Stella’s a try! You’ll understand why all those people are going in and out of this gem of a local eatery.
Mon-Thurs 6:30 am – 2 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 2 pm & 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 8 am – 2 pm & 5 pm – 9 pm
Sunday 8 am – 2 pm
Photos courtesy of Stella’s House Blend Café.
Rich Baringer is the chef/owner of Dinner’s Done Personal Chef Service. He lives in Blooming Glen with his wife, Mary Beth and son, Jake. This article was originally posted on his blog, Dinner’s Done!