One thing that I have sorely missed, and quite frankly taken for granted is Rook Coffee.

Sure, you can make your own, but it's just not the same as when the pro roasters at Rook specialize your brew.

Well, great news. The wait (for some) is over. Rook announced on Facebook that the following locations will be opening the week of May 4.

  • Rook Big Oak (2005 Rt. 35 in Oakhurst)
  • Rook Holmdel (2101 Rt. 35)
  • Rook Wall Twp. (1924 Rt. 35)

We haven't received word on how the opening is going to work in terms of distancing and capacity, but we will no soon.

I know this might seem minor, but these days I think we have to celebrate the small things. Every small little step is one step close to normalcy. Whatever that is going to be.

In the meantime, enjoy your java!