Quench Rises from the Ashes with Vegetables, Fruit, and Sustainable Practices


Stroudsburg, PA – Quench Café and Juice Bar reopened in Stroudsburg earlier this month, 18-months after a 2009 fire that destroyed its home in the Carlton House building on Eighth and Main Streets in Stroudsburg.

Quench’s re-launch as Quench on Sixth Café and Juice Bar brings food and dining options based on fresh fruits and vegetables back to Stroudsburg, dovetailing serendipitously with the USDA’s newly published “MyPlate” nutritional guidelines, which recommends that 50 percent of your diet consist of fruits and vegetables.

“That’s why I opened Quench in the first place,” says owner Nicole DeFour. “I wanted to give people healthier food and drink options based on fresh vegetables and fruits.” Laughing, she adds, “It’s nice to see the USDA finally getting on board.”

In addition to its vegetable-based “Juicy Classics” and fruit smoothies, Quench will be expanding its daily panini and soup offerings, giving customers a wider variety of lunch and early dinner options.

DeFour says that the new location, with its larger kitchen and dining area should allow Quench more opportunities to work with local farmers on local sourcing.

“There are some great farms here, like the Josie Porter Farm, and we’re starting to see CSA (community supported agriculture) in our area,” she says. “Beyond providing people with healthy food and drink choices, we’d like to expose them to those opportunities, too.”

Finally, the new location will help DeFour realize a long-simmering dream: adding a Sunday brunch to Quench’s dining options.

“Doing a Sunday morning brunch has been a dream for a long time,” says DeFour. I’m happy that I’m finally in a location that will let me give everyone a taste of the full Quench experience I’ve always had in mind.”

Photo Caption: Image of group ribbon cutting featuring Quench owner Nicole DeFour and State Rep. Mario Scavello.