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Main Street Cafe & Coffee

600 Main St, Altavista, VA 24517-1846
+1 434-369-2233
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Mar 28, 2017
“Delicious - with a caveat”
Feb 13, 2017
“Lunch first visit”
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All hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 Main St, Altavista, VA 24517-1846
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Main Street café has become a welcome stop anytime we are passing through this area of Virginia. It is a comfortable, popular place, with an interesting variety of items on the menu. However, it appears that they prefer to jazz things up rather than serve...More

Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
Haley C, General Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Judy, thank you so much for your feedback! Our chicken salad does have a secret blend of 9 herbs and spices, so it's got more of a kick in it than most recipes. The tomato basil bisque should not be overwhelming, and we'll check into...More

Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

I stopped here while doing some business outside Altavista. I saw it while driving down the road. I felt everything was average. I purchased a salami, cheese, and tomato sandwich with a bag of chips and ice tea. You place your order and they buzz...More

Thank William B
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

William, thanks for your honest feedback. I'm sorry your experience wasn't super positive. Our pager system is quick and efficient, but it does lack the personal touch of a waitress. We hope that your interactions with the register staff and kitchen were positive. We would...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Drive by and seen several cars near by but inside was rated empty. It was just after one so that didn't throw me. I was looking for plate lunch specials but they don't offer that. It's a very 'new age' place for the town I...More

Thank Scott K
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Scott, thanks for your feedback! You must have just missed our lunch crowd, but they're mostly employees who need to be back at work by 1:00. We are a young staff but we're driven by classic ideas of really simple food (I mean, it doesn't...More

Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

I took my Mother there and she hated it...they put ectra mayo on sandwich without asking. It is not my kind of place to eat. Very expensiveMore

Thank Tammatha P
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Tammatha, I'm so sorry your experience was not a positive one. The price of our BLT reflects the very high quality Boar's Head smoked bacon sourced from Virginia that we use in the sandwich, but unfortunately it sounds like that was obscured by too much...More

Reviewed January 19, 2017

Went for our Anniversary about 5 years ago, now, we are addicted. NEVER miss Oktoberfest. Never miss dessert!!

Thank Anniebananie52
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Hey Annie, thanks for this amazing review! However I'm fairly certain that you got the wrong restaurant because we've sadly never had an Oktoberfest event here - although we do have stellar cookies and pound cakes.

Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Ventured into Altavista in search of something better than a fast food chain. We found it. Excellent steak panini and Philly cheesesteak. Tea excellent. Chips....were chips. Staff were friendly and helpful. A good choice.

Thank Tim S
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Tim, thanks for your feedback and for taking the time to pass several fast food chains to find us. The beef we use for both of those sandwiches is from Boar's Head, the best on the east coast. And the chips... well, they're just chips.

Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

As Italian I have to say that caffè is one of the think I miss when I'm abroad. Luckily for me, at this place I can have an espresso as like as I'm at home in Italy.More

Thank Giacomo G
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Giacomo, thank you so much for your kind words! Having just returned from Italy myself a few months ago, I know the amazing coffee background that you come from. So, so honored to know that our business and our local roaster are doing justice to...More

Reviewed October 29, 2016

Reservations were made and tables were set up for us, a group of about 25 people. We made our orders at the counter, and service was prompt. The food was fresh and delicious. There were no complaints.

Thank Moonraker635
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! I remember your visit and it was an honor to serve you and your guests. Please come back and see us this summer!

Reviewed July 26, 2016

Wonderful service in a bright, clean environment. Fresh sandwiches, baked goods with a smile. Free wifi is a bonus.

Thank Michele D
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Thank you Michele! We love our neighborhood and it's wonderful to see that it's showing through in our storefront and our staff. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed June 23, 2016

We go here for lunch every few weeks or so. Their sandwiches are excellent, provided from a imaginative and changing menu -- healthy, tasty, satisfying. Coming with a large group? Call ahead and reserve the vault room in the former bank. Run by a well...More

Thank ColdWarRelic
Jonathan M, Manager at Main Street Cafe & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your kind words! I wouldn't say we're well-known but we do have some fantastic associates working with us. We're coming out with a bunch of new menu items for Spring, so come back and see us soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Main St, Altavista, VA 24517-1846
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Altavista
  • Phone Number: +1 434-369-2233
  • E-mail
Altavista's #1 restaurant and destination dining experience in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.