Southern Comfort Cafe

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Southern Comfort Cafe

501 Central Avenue, Orange, NJ

Mostly remembered as Coquelle’s, home of the best Italian pastries in Essex County, it was recently discovered that this was the home of S. Slack & Co., producers of remarkable stained glass windows dating back to 1870.

Once thought to be much younger, the origin of this 1870 building was revealed when HANDS was contacted by a descendant of its first owner, Stephen Slack, the famous stained glass artist, a contemporary of Tiffany.

HANDS has transformed the Bakery into the home of Southern Comfort Cafe, the brain child of Marcus Johnson and Rochelle Brown-Johnson, a well known producer for the FOOD Network and Emeril. Artist work studios now occupy the rear where bread and pastries were once produced.

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Before: Coquelle’s Bakery
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