Breakfast is easily one of our favorite meals of the day and as writers, coffee is an essential part of life. As such, we’ve dined and sipped at most of the breakfast and coffee spots in Ocean City, but never one paired with a classic car show. That’s right, on the first Sunday of every month Rosenfeld’s (located on 63rd Street) transforms their parking lot into a car lovers dream with classic and modern-day sports cars, Jeeps, motorcycles and trucks.
Rosenfeld’s owner Warren Rosenfeld explained the concept to us this week, noting that Cars & Coffee is actually a nationwide event that is held in cities all over the country each month. “The structure is always the same; its about a 2-3 hour event, much less than an all day car show, sort of like a cruise-in,” said Rosenfeld. “The idea is to get “car people” and their cars together for a couple of hours, eat a good meal, give people a place to drive their cars to, and then have them be on their way for the rest of their day’s activities. So far the response has been fantastic” continued Rosenfeld, who has hosted three events in the past three months with the next scheduled for this Sunday at 8:30 AM. “We are now attracting about 30 cars and about 75 people to the event. It runs from 8:30 to 10:30 the first Sunday morning of each month. Everyone is usually on their way home by 10:15 or so.”
Of course Rosenfeld is a ‘car guy’ himself, having owned a 1940 Chevy Master Deluxe, two 1967 GTOs, a 1991 Corvette convertible, a Gazelle, and now a 1956 Chevy Nomad Sedan Delivery outfitted with lettering and decals for Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli.
But enough about the cars…how about the food?! If you’ve ever been to Rosenfeld’s than you are already familiar with the Jewish Delicatessen and their monstrous sandwiches and delicious cuisine. For breakfast, there’s plenty to choose from, such as bagels, muffins, omelets, egg sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, egg dishes, etc. “We then also have some Jewish standards,” said Rosenfeld, “such as lox and bagels, whitefish, whitefish salad, sable and bagels, kippered salmon and bagels, corned beef, pastrami and salami omelets, and our waffle/fried chicken dish, called “The Lenny Kravitz”. You can also order any lunch or dinner item during breakfast hours. A lot of folks order corned beef or pastrami sandwiches, or a Reuben, for breakfast.”
Of course you are also welcome to simply grab a cup of coffee and take a stroll through the parking lot (which will include the Dead Freddies parking lot as well) to check out the cars. There’s no fee involved, just a good excuse to get out, enjoy coffee or breakfast, and check out the cars, trucks and motorcycles that have turned out that month. Sounds like a pretty solid breakfast lineup to us. See you all out there this Sunday!