Drove 35 miles to try the Cafe - and it was definitely worth the drive! As we walked in, we were mesmerized by the artwork on the wall and the variety of pottery, craft items for sale. We were greeted by owner, Nancy McCarrell who welcomed us with a menu and instructions to "save room for dessert" - we then got a table and then tried to make a difficult decision about what to eat since EVERYTHING sounded so delicious AND the baked goods in the case kept calling my name! We ordered at the counter - I chose the Scoops plate- with the option of choosing a scoop of the cold salads and then adding additional scoops of the remaining cold salads and sides - I chose the chicken salad, pimento cheese (cannot resist homemade pimento cheese) and the black-eyed pea salad - all extremely tasty but I must say the black-eyed pea salad was my favorite. Service was excellent -
We shared a HUGE slice of fresh coconut cake - plenty for all - it reminded me of the cakes m mother made when I was little - I could tell fresh coconut milk was soaked into the cake - very good! The owners checked on us midways through our meal and stopped a minute to allow us to express our appreciation for good food -
The atmosphere is casual - come as you are - shorts, sneakers, flip flops are welcome. The cafe is right off the Swamp Rabbit Trail which was keeping the staff busy today - and it also makes for a interesting group of diners - and take time to shop around a little more after you eat - so many neat items to see -
As we left home, we hoped for a unique lunch experience which would lift us out of the summer doldrums - we found it at The Cafe @ Williams Hardware!