Carol Childs and her daughter, Danielle, are the owners of New Freedom Rail Trail Cafe in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Danielle is a chef and trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Carol was a nurse and ER manager. After spending a few years working away from home, Danielle moved back to New Freedom. She and her mom wanted to look into owning a restaurant together. New Freedom Rail Trail was up for sale, and they knew immediately that they wanted to buy it. It was a risk, but it turned out to be a successful business venture. Carol and Danielle see constant regular customers and the restaurant in often full. The restaurant resides in the historic New Freedom Train Station. The station has had many public figures pass through, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The rail trail can be seen right outside the window, and is where the restaurant gets its name. The food at the cafe is all fresh and homemade. Because it is in a historical building, there is no fryer, and all of the food is both good and good for you. The owners purchase from local farmers as often as possible. Farmers from a farm just a mile away bring them their greens every week and they use local eggs and free range chicken. They also offer plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. The cafe is known for their wraps. Even people who arenít fans of wraps love the choices on this menu. One popular wrap is the Freeloader, with falafel, curried rice, tomato, greens, and tzatziki sauce. Carol and Danielle also own the New Freedom Rail Trail Coffee Roasters, which they bought from their coffee vendor. In addition to making all the food, Danielle also roasts all of the coffee in the restaurant. There is a friendly atmosphere in the cafe. The staff is on a first name basis with many of the customers. There is also an open kitchen, so Danielle can talk to customers while she cooks. There is outdoor seating in the front and back of the building. The restaurant is open Wednesday-Sunday. Stop by for fresh and healthy cuisine and great service!
117 N Front St
New Freedom, PA 95060