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Permanently Closed - Yvonne's Cafe

24 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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Yvonne’s Café is an adorable café in the community of Ocean Grove. The restaurant specializes in modern European cuisine and serves both breakfast and brunch. The intimate café offers both indoor and outdoor seating and is decorated with elegant lighting, comfortable seating and large windows looking out on the beautiful neighborhood.

Yvonne’s Café has a delectable breakfast menu that consists of classic home cooked favorites, including stuffed Bavarian french toast, portobello mushroom omelet, monte Cristo, Cajun omelet and homemade muffins. Additionally, Yvonne’s Café also has a decent dinner menu for guests to enjoy. This menu consists of crab cakes, eggplant rollatini, orange glazed salmon, slow cooked baby back ribs and chicken marsala.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Comfort Food, Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation


Daily: 8:00am - 4:00pm


Monday - Tuesday 8am-4pm

Wednesday , Thursday, Sunday 8am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 7:30 am - 10pm
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Phone number
(732) 775-9004
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Yvonne's cafe is now available for
private parties, special events, and
holiday parties in the premises and out!
Book your Holiday and special occasion now,
on premises or let us cater at your place.
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Cross street
Pilgrim Pathway
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 31, 2015

location is in Ocean Grove which has a throw back center of town . You would want to walk around after dinner. Yvonne's is cozy with 10 tables. The service was super professional and friendly. Dinner was delicious from appetizers to dessert. We had great soup and gourmet lemongello chicken wings that were better than any wings. The seafood and steak specials we delicious. We finished off with flourless chocolate cake. My wife and I like to have our dinner Unrushed which is exactly what they provided. We have been suggesting Yvonnes to our friends. Since it is a summer town, we plan on hitting this place multiple times before the summer. By the way, I hear it is a great breakfast place too.

3.0Dined on December 6, 2014

This is a good restaurant, and worth the trip to Ocean Grove The food is always fresh, a nice menu
and everything is well prepared. The place cute, quaint and clean. The lights were so bright for Saturday night dining you almost needed sunglasses. Obviously the manager doesn't understand that evening dining requires a soft light.

4.0Dined on November 15, 2014

Good food, good quality, good service. Nothing spectacular, but meets expectations. Expect to patron again in future.

4.0Dined on November 11, 2014

Yvonne's Cafe is a small, intimate unassuming restaurant in Ocean Grove that's easy to walk past. DON'T! It's a gem of a place for dinner. The portions are generous and the taste and presentation are memorable. The menu is creative and current but unlike so many restaurants that seem to try too hard, Yvonne's knows how to incorporate kale or quinoa in complementary ways. Even a simple dish of whole wheat pasta with vegetables has a freshness and zest to it. The fish specials are always outstanding and varied.

If you don't want a full meal, the salads are equally wonderful. It's a BYOB which is another nice bonus. Ocean Grove is a special little town and Yvonne's just adds to that. It's small, like the town, so be sure to make a reservation ... and dress warm. It can get cold when the door opens and closes.

3.0Dined on October 30, 2014

My wife and I tried this restaurant recently and enjoyed our meal. The service was attentive. Prices are reasonable.

4.0Dined on October 26, 2014

The door opens and closes so dress warm but the food is inviting, and the service is warm and attentive. What a treat to find another great OG restaurant - and a BYO. Can't wait to come back.

4.0Dined on October 25, 2014

Went there just looking for a new place and what a great surprise. Really nice extensive menu, gourmet dishes and or comfort food. Food and service were outstanding. Got to leave room for dessert. BYOB as well makes this one of my new favorites

3.0Dined on October 10, 2014

I have dined at this restaurant many times for breakfast and it is very good. We decided to try the dinner and even thogh the food is "prepared to order" the salads lacked the proper amount of dressing so it was dry and without taste. The entries portions were good but again the seasoning was missing. It may have been an off night for the chef or since we dined at 8:30pm, the kitchen has exhausted their creative abilities? I will stick to breakfast.

5.0Dined on September 27, 2014

Food and service were outstanding . I had the Pork Osso Bucco, taste, presentation and portion were well worth the price. My girlfriend had the Filet of Beef Wellington and loved it. It is a BYO, so buy your refreshments before you get to Ocean Grove, it's a dry town.

5.0Dined on September 14, 2014

My seafood fra diablo was exactly as I asked for.
My husbands franchise was just as good. It is a great ace right in the middle of town. You could eat I nor out. The service was just as good.

4.0Dined on September 4, 2014

We've walked by Yvonne's cafe dozens of times and never really thought of it as a fine dining restaurant. We finally went and will be back. We were wowed by the extensive menu and the attentive, thoughtful service. Eggplant rollatini was outstanding as was the papardelle with ragu--both the equal of many fine italian restaurants. Shrimp scampi over linguine was tasty, but shrimp a bit overdone. Enjoyed sitting outside on a lovely post-season weeknight. We'll be back.

2.0Dined on August 31, 2014

We showed up at the restaurant and the staff acted as if they had never received our online reservation...they said that Open Table doesn't take into consideration "weather conditions" (a thunderstorm was passing through the area and half of their tables were unusable). They did try to put together a table for us, but it was tiny and would not have been appropriate for the 5 of us, so we went to a different restaurant nearby.

4.0Dined on August 29, 2014

I was completely happy with my surf and turf salad, but the service was even better.

5.0Dined on August 1, 2014

I looked online for a restaurant for our first night in Ocean Grove, and found this place. The menu and the reviews seemed like it would make a good choice. We were seated right away and given prompt service. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food, starting with wonderful, warm, home-made rolls was excellent. One of us had ribs with pasta and corn bread, and the other had Thai seared scallops. Both meals were tasty and there was plenty of food. The decor and ambiance were very appealing. I would definitely consider coming back.

5.0Dined on July 30, 2014

Was there for Pasta Night. Don't miss the appetizers & desserts especially. They serve Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. I rate the week I was @ the shore as the BEST of all dinners. Don't miss visiting Ocean Grove & it's pristine beaches.

4.0Dined on July 26, 2014

4 of us ate at Yvonne's Cafe on Saturday night, 7/26. The food was very good. I did not put excellent only becasue they slightly overcooked my husband's Beef Wellington. We started with the Asian dinner salad, which we all split, it was huge. Then crab cakes and eggplant rollotini. They too were great. I had the pork osso bucco and it was excellent. One of the best I've ever had. My vegan gitlfriend was also well accommendated and had a pasta dish with veggies. I would definitely recommend this place.
I had made reservations about 2 months ago, they no longer take reservation on weekends, but did honor ours. I def recommend this place, but be prepared to wait.

4.0Dined on July 9, 2014

We went on a Wensday night which is their pasta night. At first we disapointed. But, all our food was great.

3.0Dined on June 26, 2014

Our second visit was much better than the first. Better server and the food came out in the proper time. Breakfast is good here, too.

3.0Dined on June 25, 2014

Our apps and dinner came out at the same time which makes a bad dinner experience.

4.0Dined on June 23, 2014

Wonderful neighborhood gem that lived up to all it's great reviews. The service and dinners were 5 star. I ordered the layered chicken which will keep you coming back for more!

1.0Dined on June 21, 2014

Was really looking forward to coming here. Server was rude and cold. Would never go back to Yvonnes.

4.0Dined on June 7, 2014

It was our first time dining in Ocean Grove and we chose Yvonne's because we were able to make a reservation. We were travelling from Hillsborough from an event and didn't want to risk not getting a table on a beautiful, sunny weekend at the shore.
The portions were generous and the food was delicious! I had the short rib dinner and my husband had the layered chicken. (for appetizers I had scallop cakes and he had the clams & mussels).

4.0Dined on May 24, 2014

Fantastic, fresh food. Creative without being over the top. A true find.

4.0Dined on March 8, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Yvonne's. I had the veal, she had a pork chop, both prepared to perfection and presented nicely. This is our third visit to this restaurant and we have been pleased on all three occasions. On this occasion we got to meet the chef and compliment him.