by Emily Gardiner
Drwb@24, Downtown Mystic’s newest breakfast and lunch spot, is like a breath of fresh air. Cheerfully painted, the building has been completely renovated and is now filled with modern decor, open-style seating and large windows allowing you to people watch on the first floor or gaze at the Mystic River from the second floor. (It’s one of the few places in Downtown Mystic with upstair seating.)
This fast casual sandwich shop features food made with local ingredients, natural meats and fresh produce. Another plus about the Drwb@24 is the prices are great, food ranges from $4.5-$12. Not only do they have sandwiches but soups, salads, paninis and breakfast all day. If you’re in a rush, don’t worry they do take-out or you can call ahead.
No stranger to Downtown Mystic, Drwb@24 owner Cheryl Robdau also owns and operates Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream just down the street. A Downtown Mystic signature, the ice cream shop used to have sandwich/cafe side but as business was increasing Cheryl decided to open the Drwb@24. Cheryl has two master’s degrees in culinary arts and nutrition, which is why serving clean natural food means so much to her. Cheryl has been in the business world for over 20 years and her advice for someone looking to open their own business is to know the market and be prepared to work a lot.
In a nutshell: The Drwb@24 is a new sandwich shop that you just can’t walk by when visiting Downtown Mystic. They offer a variety of food and coffee at a great price, have free wifi and lounging areas. You can’t miss the bright yellow building on West Main Street.
24 West Main Street, Mystic
Owner: Cheryl Robdau
About the Reporter:
Emily Gardiner has lived in Mystic for 16 years and is a junior at Eastern Connecticut State University. An avid traveller, Emily will be studying abroad in Florence this Fall. However, Mystic is held dear to her heart because of the friendly community and people.
“Usually when I tell people I am from here, they ask me if that’s where the Mystic Aquarium and the Seaport are. I look at them and say ‘Yes, and I am only a mile away from both!'”
Emily’s other passions include tennis and animals.
“After college I don’t know where life is going to take me but I hope to come back to Mystic to raise my family.”