The Hen and the Roost Grand Opening
Milton’s Main Street will have a great caffeine option when The Hen and the Roost Espresso Bar and Caffè, a European-inspired coffee shop, opens its doors for business this summer.
Owners Rocco and Daneka Curro have been working all summer to get the atmosphere just right inside their store location on 13 Charles Street Unit 104.
Rocco brings to Milton 12 years of experience running a coffee shop in Woodbridge. When asked what constitutes a perfect cup of coffee: “Fresh beans and the care to make the coffee just right for each individual customer,” he said. “I believe I can make a perfect cup of coffee.”
Working closely with a specialty roaster in British Colombia, the Curros were introduced to an organic line of great-tasting, fair-trade coffee.
“We didn’t want just any bean. We really wanted to stand behind our product,” Daneka said.
“We offer take-out and a sit-down experience as well,” she added. “We want to bring that authentic, northern Italian and European atmosphere influence with the look and the types of food and products we’ll be serving to our customers.”
There will be a diverse selection of beverages available like cappuccinos, espressos, lattes, tea-leaf teas and cold-brewed coffees. The Hen and the Roost offers breakfast staples like freshly-squeezed orange juice to compliment baked goods like muffins and croissants. Also on the menu will be Italian sodas, Panini-pressed sandwiches, salads, and authentic Sicilian gelato.
The Curros promise a place conducive for a business meeting with comfortable seating areas and free WiFi access. They also want a family-friendly atmosphere by including a play area with a little table, chairs and toys for kids.
“I want moms to feel welcome. They can come in, catch up with each other or just get some quiet mommy time alone,” Daneka said, adding that she is working on setting up a nursing and a change station for moms.
“I would also be bringing a bit of a personality,” Rocco said.
“Oh yeah, everybody in Woodbridge loved Rocco — he makes a mean cap,” Daneka said with a laugh, and then introduced during the photo-op their son Roman, their 11-month-old future barista in training.
“We want to ensure that what it is we sell is a product that really truly reflects the type of people we are.” The opening of The Hen and the Roost is set for August 11.