Twist Frozen Yogurt has a new twist: the froyo shop, which opened up on Montclair’s South Park Street last summer, has teamed up with EuroPan Bakery Cafe to offer a full-service bakery with pastries, cakes, cookies, breads, cupcakes, coffee and more.
According to Twist’s owner, Brandon Strahl, the bakery will take up one side of the store and the yogurt the other. He says the “gourmet, cafe environment” will be featuring both banquette seating and cafe tables.
Strahl acknowledged the abundance of frozen yogurt shops in the area, but says that Twist does things differently. “We’re a family-oriented business: our interior is built for comfort, there is no blasting music. We get the kids and the moms because our store is bigger, child safe and friendly.”
He added that Twist has New Jersey’s largest number of toppings bar–more than 85 selections that include fresh fruit, sauces, nuts.
Adding to frozen yogurt deluge is Razz Berry Swirl, which recently opened at 197 Bellevue Ave., a spot that has had a lot of turnover in recent years. Grid Iron Waffles, which also has a location in South Orange, was the previous tenant and closed early last year.
Photo: James Fitzhenry