Samantha’s Cafe & Catering is one of the area’s longest running catering businesses, with almost three decades serving innovative foods, made from scratch. Founder Carole Newell had a vision in the late 1980’s when she created Samantha’s Pantry “where food is art”. Always one step ahead of the trends, Carole opened a second location called The Backdoor Cafe, one of the first in an area that is now peppered with coffee houses. She had 21 flavors of coffee and offered internet access to patrons (remember, this is long before WiFi was even a thing). When Carole retired in 2011, we promised to build upon her vision and incorporate our own “real food made here” philosophy to feed a new generation of foodies. The coffee shop slowly morphed into a bistro offering international flavors with a twist on the classics. While we no longer have 21 flavors, you can still get a great cup of coffee with breakfast or lunch at Samantha’s Cafe. The business was originally named after Carole’s daughter, Samantha (a fact most don’t know), but these days when someone asks “Which one of you is Samantha?”, we tell them matter-of-factly that we are all Samantha. With a team this passionate, talented, and creative we very much believe that to be true.
About | Samantha’s Cafe and Catering | Glens Falls | NY