On our way south, to spend some time in warm Florida, we pulled off the NYS Thruway looking for a convenient place to eat. We saw an Applebee's but, typical of our strategy when traveling of avoiding chains we have at home, we looked for something different.
Tucked away in a small side building in the Tops supermarket plaza is a little place called Kangaroo Cafe. When we walked in we thought it was only a coffee place but were then handed menus with an extensive list of interesting sandwiches and wraps.
My husband had the freshly made chili and I had a panini of turkey, cranberries, swiss cheese and cole slaw. Both of our lunches were excellent and we topped it off by sharing a cappuccino and big chocolate chip cookie. The staff was friendly and helpful. We felt relaxed and comfortable. A very nice place to grab a bit or a coffee and, if you are traveling on the thruway, the restaurant is located on the left, in the plaza just past the thruway exit stop light.