The Melt Down, located in Wayne, is the perfect spot for Cabrini students to take a break and grab a bite to eat between classes or hang out outside of Jazzman’s. The small restaurant is welcoming with sunny, golden walls, warm lights, modern décor and of course mouth-watering food.
Melt Down offers its signature grilled cheese sandwiches, soups, salads as well as rich milkshakes and grilled ice cream sandwiches. Anyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy the vanilla or chocolate shakes made with rich scoops of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Customers can choose to mix in oreo bits with their sugary concoction.
The shakes are moderately priced at $4.29 and sized. The staff was friendly and service was relatively quick. Grilled cheese sandwiches range from 4.99 to 8.99 and include classic, baja melt, ham and cheddar, bacon cheddar tomato, smoked turkey, grilled mac and cheese and Maryland crab.
Something that is often overlooked is the soda fountain machine. Coca-cola and Pepsi emblems usually blazon the drink counter, but the New Hope Premium Fountain drinks offer different flavors including cream soda and watermelon cream.
60s and 70s music plays in the background of the restaurant, which gives a fun, upbeat and unique atmosphere from most franchise restaurants in the area.
There is a little corner which is “kid-friendly’ with chairs and a television screen playing movies. On the night I visited, the movie was “How to Train Your Dragon.” The Melt Down is a family-friendly place but is designed to welcome people of any age.
Off campus there are many restaurants, cafes and fast food chains luring hungry college students in. The Melt Down is an alternative to familiar fast food chains places and is different than cafes like Panera. The food is moderately priced and affordable for most college students. The unique atmosphere with the rock music and decorations makes for a fun lunch, dinner or late night snack with friends.