Inroads to Opportunities purchased Mara's Café & Bakery, located on 250 South Avenue in Fanwood NJ, in the Fall of 2015. We bought the cafe in order to provide job shadowing experiences for individuals with disabilities. We are an integrated cafe that is ServSafe certified and ISSA Trainer certified by the Cleaning Management Institute.
In 2018 we decided to re-brand our cafe. We held a naming contest and with the help of the Fanwood community, they voted on a new name. We decided on Railside Cafe because of our close proximity to the historic train station.
Railside Cafe is a cozy environment that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and delicious desserts. We are a community hub that is a great location for morning coffee, afternoon meetings and evenings out thanks to our weekly live music performances. In Rahway’s Taste of the Town, we won Best Bakery in 2017 and Best Pulled Pork in 2017 & 2018.