4/8/2022 Updated with corrections
By Jill Nagy
The Village Tart, a new cafe in Schuylerville, features old-fashioned pastries and desserts.
Cynthia DeYoung, owner, chef, and baker, opened her eatery at 63 Broad St. in early February.
“I just wanted my own little corner, to make the world how I think it should be, and share that with people,” she said.
She always loved to bake and, over the years, she began to bake for shops in Saratoga. She also worked at several Saratoga Springs restaurants.
As a baker, she is largely self-taught, she said, and gravitates toward older recipes.
Almost everything served at the Village Tart is prepared in-house, including jams and salad dressings. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. People can also satisfy the late-afternoon munchies with sweet treats and locally roasted coffee.
Breakfast favorites, so far, include a raspberry ricotta English muffin, a beef sandwich made with a gruyere popover, and the Eye Opener, consisting of bacon, eggs, spinach and sriracha aioli on a gruyere popover, DeYoung said. A lunchtime favorite is an onion pie inspired by the German zwibelkuchen or onion cake and made with carmelized onion, bacon and sour cream.
A month or so into the project, the business is “doing really well,” she said. She has one full-time employee and her 15-year-old son , who is home-schooled, is “learning a little bit of everything” about the business.
The Village Tart is located on Schuylerville’s main street, across from a popular grocery store. DeYoung and her family live upstairs.
Hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The cafe is closed Monday and Tuesday.
The cafe can be reached on FaceBook at The-Village-Tart-108959198367707. The telephone number is 518 507-6476. A website is being developed.