I make several trips from Chattanooga to Chapel Hill to visit my son..sometimes for grandparent duty. I always stop at Veranda Cafe in Black Mountain. Is is located about half way to my final destination. Their menu is outstanding...many choices of homemade soups as well as sandwiches & salads. Service is very good. Prices are reasonable. When traveling I-40 in this area stop at Veranda Cafe. You will be glad you did.