Monday, March 9, 2009
Sugar Beet Cafe and Deli, Fairview
A new restaurant recently opened in Fairview on Rte. 74A. It is located at 1185B Charlotte Highway in the old Huddle House store front next to the Eblen gas station and quick mart - not a very glamorous location but definitely worth going.
Sugar Beet, owned and operated locally, features breakfast and lunch. They offer eggs from free range hens, organic coffee and tea, local produce in season, meats from Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, breads from City Bakery and Boar's Head deli meats.
My husband and I stopped in for brunch on Sunday. There was a good crowd, despite the economy and the wait staff was friendly and helpful. I ordered the Sugar Beet Benedict special which changes daily. Sunday's was with spinach, eggs, tomato and a great Hollandaise sauce on English muffins. Don had the Down Home Breakfast with two eggs, biscuits, grits and a side order of sausage. We were both quite pleased with our choices.
The menu is extensive offering everything from eggs, pancakes, French Toast, omelets, sandwiches and build your own breakfast or sandwich. The food is fresh, healthfully prepared and served with a smile. Prices range from $5.50 to $7.95 per entree.
I loved the vintage decor of white and green tiles, red leather counter stools and red booths. The servers wear aprons with a cherry motif. The crowd is the usual eclectic Asheville with all ages represented.
If you are out this way, stop in for a quick bite of healthy local food. I predict this place will be around a long time.
Hours are Wed. thru Fri. from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 8:30 until 3. For more information call 828 628-0094. Happy eating!