Farm-to-table freshness offered at new Rhody Hen Café

Farm-to-table freshness offered at new Rhody Hen Café

Owners of the new Rhody Hen Café on Prospect Street gather with friends, family and elected officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 18.

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien joined owners of The Rhody Hen Café at a grand opening celebration Dec. 19. The restaurant is located at 350 Prospect St.

“The Rhody Hen Café is a wonderful new addition to our community,” said Grebien. “Owners Tiffany and Antonio Barrera’s hard work over the past two years has finally come to fruition. I wish them the best of luck and congratulate them in their new business. As with all of the businesses in Pawtucket, the city is willing to partner in whatever way possible to help make the Rhody Hen Café a success.”

The Barreras got started on the concept about two years ago.

“This was a long time coming. Both of our backgrounds include everything one could do in a restaurant – busing tables, waitressing, (management), and head chef. We both could not be more excited to branch out on our own and start this culinary experience together,” said Tiffany Barrera. “Antonio and I chose to start our business in the city of Pawtucket because we are surrounded with such a beautiful diversity of different cultures and it is our hometown.”

She said the restaurant offers homemade breakfast, brunch, lunch, fresh hand-cut fries and burgers. It will soon offer fish and chips and chowder on Fridays.

“Antonio and I have been making it our mission to serve farm-to-table products such as our farm-fresh eggs," she said. "We also offer a great selection of local products such as our coffee, which comes from Downeast Coffee Roasters out of Pawtucket. For our guests that cannot make it in to sit and eat we do offer take out and in the near future we will offer delivery.”

The restaurant is named after the state bird, the Rhode Island Red chicken. Also in the logo are the state flower, the violet, and the honeybee, due to Tiffany being a beekeeper.

“When arriving at our little café, you will always be welcomed by our warm smiles and cozy comfortable atmosphere,” said Tiffany.

The Rhody Hen Café is open Monday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information can be found at www.therhodyhencafe.com .