Chocolate Frog Cafe open to public at the Village Shops Tuesday


The Chocolate Frog Cafe, the rebooted restaurant concept in the space of the former Standees dining area, officially opened its doors to the public this morning.

The original Standees restaurant closed in April as the movie theatre’s owners searched for a way to draw in more of the families from the surrounding neighborhoods. Leap Hospitality, a Liberty-based consulting group that helped develop the The Jacobson in the Crossroads, was brought on to revamp the concept and make it more family friendly.

The result is restaurant that now serves breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner, and that delivers its fare in a warmer, more inviting interior. The cafe also features a renovated outdoor seating area, with new planters.

The restaurant held a soft opening last week, with friends and family of the staff trying out the new menu and space.

The Chocolate Frog Cafe’s breakfast menu offers a wide variety of popular breakfast items, from waffles and French toast to omelettes and eggs benedict. The lunch and dinner menu features straightforward comfort food with a handful of popular ethnic-inspired dishes mixed in as well. You can check out the menu here.

In an effort to better accommodate families, the new restaurant also has kids menus for breakfast an lunch, which feature an array of kid-friendly classics from grilled cheese to pancakes.

Chocolate Frog Cafe is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., with breakfast items available 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day.