GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (August 20, 2009) – The Tremont House, A Wyndham Historic Hotel, has opened the new Tremont Caf. This gourmet cyber caf features Starbucks coffee, house-made pastries, a pizza oven, gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts. The Caf, which replaces the Merchant Prince, features a 40-inch LCD television at the counter bar, 24-inch all-in-one PC/TV hybrids in its Internet booths, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Restaurant guests will also receive complimentary valet parking.

Breakfast items include quiche, a tasty egg sandwich, breakfast burrito and breakfast pizza as well as assorted pastries. In addition to freshly brewed Starbucks Organic Serena Blend coffee, the caf will offer Tazo teas, espresso, cappuccino and juices.

Lunch and dinner options range from salads and deli sandwiches to gourmet pizzas. Menu items include:

Gourmet Salads
  • Romano Caesar
  • Texas Steak Salad
  • Curry Chicken & Mango
  • Seafood Cobb
  • Greek Salad

Deli and Panini items
  • Caf Club
  • Hot Texas Roast Beef
  • Harbor-Side Hoagie
  • Trio Crois-Sliders
  • Basil Pesto Chicken Panini
  • Sausalito Turkey Panini
  • Fajita Beef Panini

Gourmet Pizzas
  • Classic Pizza
  • Spanakopizza
  • Mac-n-Cheese Pizza
  • Wild Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Flatbread
  • Pizza Bianco
  • The Paisano (Shaved Mortadella, Roasted Peppers, Italian Sausage & Provolone Cheese)
  • Texas Two Step with BBQ beef and jack cheese

Brick oven specialties
  • Brick Oven Rack of Lamb
  • Cider Cured Pork Tenderloin
  • 8 Layer Tuscan Lasagna
  • Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Jerry Helminski, complex Chef of Hotel Galvez, The Tremont House and Harbor House, created the menu for the new restaurant. Tremont Caf is open 6:30 am to 10 pm weekdays; 6:30 am to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays; and 6:30 am to 10 pm Sundays.

“The menu is a fusion of classic favorites with fun and whimsical twists,” says Helminski. “Like our menu says ‘your belly will love our deli’ although we are more than just a deli!”

The Tremont House, a Wyndham Historic Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is owned by Galveston preservationists Cynthia and George Mitchell and part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For information, call (409) 763-0300, (800) WYNDHAM, or visit

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