Traveling on US 29 south to Lynchburg, Virginia, a small highway sign for The Lovingston Cafe got our attention; so we turned off at the traffic light to a small strip mall, where The Lovingston Cafe is located as the end unit. WOW were we glad we did!..."you can;'t tell a book by the cover," and the same holds for this full service sit down restaurant!
Great varied menu and daily specials are offered -- began with 2 of 3 the homemade delicious soups - highly recommended! Special homemade bar-be-que dinners and full tasty platters were top notch! Desserts were delicious. Craft beers and several local wines are served. During the evening they open a tap room adjacent to the main Cafe (not reviewed here). We overheard several other guest diners commenting on how this place was a favorite "hidden gem" for them....and now we love the Lovingston Cafe, too!
We especially enjoyed the cultural atmosphere and decorations in this place....nice classical music and original oil and watercolor paintings decorated the walls and halls throughout...we strolled after dinner to their "gallery." One large modernist wall painting, however, seemed rather garish and out of place....but that's just an artsy opinion. The Lovingston Cafe's wait staff was attentive but not overbearing and made very good recommendations to us.
The varied menu is fairly priced and an excellent value. Since our initial visit in late July 2014, we have returned 3 more times in August 2014 for different dinners...all were scrumptious! Hope they keep their chef(s)! ....Highly recommended!