Tiny Elephant, A Bakery Cafe, Opens at Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers

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tiny 2The Tiny Elephant Cafe, a bookstore cafe connected to Watchung Booksellers, operated by sisters Alison Meade and Dana Bachan, opened Friday night with a big, enthusiastic crowd. The grand opening also kicked off the bookstore’s Friday Summer Music Series — “Live Music Makes Us Happy” — with a performance from Poor Paddy.




According to bookstore owner Margot Sage-EL, the desire to create the ever-popular bookstore-cafe experience was a longtime dream that suddenly became a reality when two sisters “with amazing taste and phenomenal cooking chops” became involved.

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The cafe is accessible from the bookstore through an archway in the front of the store and beautiful cookbooks, gifts, nature and gardening books and travel books are on display for perusing in the cafe room, creating a more open space overall.

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The bookstore also opened up the young adult section in the back of the store, enabling Sage-El to host larger events.

elephant 4The Tiny Elephant Café will serve breakfast, lunch, cakes and pastries, and plans to be open for early morning commuters. Look for homemade soups, sandwiches and healthy salads as well as yummy baked goods.

Tiny Elephant Cafe, 54 Fairfield St. Montclair,973-744-7252










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Congratulations to the cast and crew for a job so very well done. Beyond the obvious talent, the students' dedication and professionalism was evident throughout. Bravo!

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