Swirl bills itself as a Coffee and Tea Room, and that works well as a description of the vibe — comfortable, casual, and very welcoming. “Coffee and tea,” however, doesn’t do justice to the breadth of Swirl’s menu, which also encompasses breakfast, sandwiches, desserts, and lots of other tasty treats.
Located on North Avenue in the Wykagyl area of New Rochelle, Swirl is strictly kosher, which makes it a very popular destination for the local Orthodox community, but you don’t have to be Orthodox to have a great time. I’ll vouch any day for the carmelized onion, mushroom and cheddar “egglette” that I scarfed down at a recent breakfast with my friend Haina Just-Michael.
Usually, I include a photo of my meal in these posts, but this picture of Haina captures her joyful nature so well that I couldn’t resist. Who is this happy at an early breakfast?!