Friday, September 26, 2008

The Village Cafe, Blowing Rock

One of my favorite places to eat especially during the summer is The Village Cafe. It is located below the main street - just follow the rock pathway down to the outdoor courtyard dining area shaded by huge trees. The two historic buildings flank the side and rear of the patio with seating inside the larger one and on the porch of the smaller building.

Everything is fresh and home made. Specials are listed on the blackboard along with the desserts of the day. They feature breakfast, served all day and lunch from 11am until closing at 2:30pm. Breakfast is scrumptious and what I usually order. They offer French toast, waffles, crepes, omlettes, Eggs Benedict and assorted specialty items plus a full bar is available all day. Montrachet Eggs Florentine is wonderful with scrambled eggs, goat cheese and fresh spinach served with homemade fugasa toast and preserves.

For lunch choose from freshly made soups, salads, the crepe du jour, chicken salmon and crab cake entrees and a variety of healthy delicious sandwiches.

The service is superb - very professional and prompt. Desserts are a must - from the Expresso Creme Brule to Bananas Foster - you must try something if not all.

The setting is quaint and cozy. The main building was built in 1907 in Foscoe of hand hewn chestnut. The freestanding fireplace is the largest in Blowing Rock. Famed artist and writer Elliott Daingerfield had his studio on the second floor. The building was moved to this location 1990 and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meals range in price from $6 to $13. The cafe is open from late April until early November. They are very busy so make sure you call to make reservations - 828 295-3769. For more information check out www.thevillagecafe.com.

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