I grew up in Franklin, N.C., and was in high school when this restaurant opened. That was all the way in 2003! To date - Caffe Rel has maintained its high standards of excellent food and service. It is hands down my favorite place to eat in Macon County, and I love how the staff has created an environment that caters to small town values and COMMUNITY - as well as delicious fare. You can't find that anywhere else. BUT -- You should know the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays for Winter/Spring. This is a MUST-GO!