Come and Get it – Bayside Cafe

Alise Davary dishes out some takeout from the Bayside Café  |  photo by Larry Clinton  |  post by Larry Clinton and Alise Davary

In the 80s, the restaurant in the nearby Harbor Center changed hands so frequently, we called it the Under New Management Café, because banners like that were posted almost constantly. But that all changed in 1992, when the Davary family took over and renamed the facility the Bayside Café. For the past 28 years, we’ve enjoyed the consistently good food, friendly service, and homey feeling of our neighborhood gathering place.The Bayside closed for a few weeks during the early days of Shelter-in-Place but is now reopened for takeout from 8:30-2:00 each day. Alise Davary sent along the following thank-you note and invitation to the floating home community:

Do you remember the first time you ordered the Pristine Parmesan Chicken Sandwich when you stopped by Bayside Café for lunch?

Or maybe the same breakfast, our classic Eggs Benny topped with our homemade hollandaise sauce, every Saturday as you wave “Hi” to friends at another table.

Or perhaps when we sang Happy Birthday to one of our unsuspecting staff who thought they were celebrating a guest’s birthday, only to look down and see THEIR name on the cake!

You see, when my parents started Bayside 28 years ago, their vision was much more than just a place to eat. Their dream was to create a place of community where you meet and bring friends. And over the years as their daughter, I have carried on the tradition.

It always brings me a smile when I see Mr. and Mrs. Stephens walk through the door and it brightens my day when Mr. Harris comes in and gets a big grin on his face as he checks out the special this week with its wacky name! My hope is that each of you have had a fond memory when you visited our restaurant as you filled your belly with delicious, nourishing meals, maybe with those amazing Fruity-Tooty pancakes.

My heart has been feeling such pain over the last few months as we have been forced to close due to the pandemic. I’ve missed your smiles, your stories and your presence.

Without your contact information, I’ve not been able to let you know we’ve reopened for takeout service so that you can still enjoy your favorite All-in-One Reuben or Salmon Caesar or Chicken Fried Steak, in the safety of your own home.

With your permission, I’d like to request your email so that we may stay connected. And, most importantly, I’d like to help celebrate you and loved ones on your birthdays.

If you would be so kind as to share with me your email, I promise to keep it private, safe and not share it with anyone. All you have to do is send me an email saying “please invite me”

I know we can make it through this together! Thank you for the many memories you have shared with me and let’s continue to share more joy together even though we may be 6 or more feet apart.

Please be well and safe! Hope to see you again soon my friends!