We did an eastbound day trip from Atlanta. Conyers, Covington (to see filming locations) and finally Rutledge. This is a teeeny, tiny little town. However, when we arrived at around 5pm, some locals were setting up instruments on stage to do a concert. Although I'd eaten already, I saw this cafe and wanted to try it out.
It is in the middle of the town square area, just across from a small park where the performance was about to start.
- A quaint storefront that was cleaned and non cluttered on the outside. Walked in and there were big windows to let the sun in. Maybe about 7 customers at the time.
-There were two waitresses near the kitchen. The cashier greeted me and prodded with a head motion one of the waitresses to come over and greet me.
I asked about the menu, particularly the 'shrimp and grits', something I had heard about, but seemed appropriate to try in the small town country setting.
I had black bean soup with it and mashed potatoes. Yes, a strange combination. The black bean soup was very good, maybe a little salty. I didn't taste the potatoes for my sister came in and I gave them to her.
My sister has become a 'shrimp and grits' nut, so I let her taste mine and she said it was the best she had so far. I must admit, I too thought it was pretty good for my first time trying it.
My sister asked about the buttermilk pie, because as children we both hated buttermilk. But she tried it and like it.
Between the meal and the dessert, it was about $17. I like the small town ambience of the place. If I'm ever in that direction on a sunday morning, maybe, I'll stop in for breakfast. The concert across the street was good.
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