Beneath the shade of jasmine vines and an old oak tree, the view from Old Florida Cafe's porch is pretty much the same as it was a century ago. Back then, the town of Micanopy was a buzzing little marketplace, with farm wagons loading produce and citrus at the nearby train depot. Today, Micanopy seems suspended in time?in fact, it calls itself "the town that time forgot"?and Old Florida Cafe embodies those simpler days.
On the porch or in the cool indoors, visitors munch on pressed cuban sandwiches, reubens, and pie made with handpicked wild oranges. They also dig into black beans and rice, which is the caf?'s most popular dish, having been available since the doors opened in 1996. But even if they're not hungry, tourists and locals alike shouldn't bypass this welcoming spot. The caf? also has a gift shop packed with antiques, collectibles, and Florida memorabilia.
The family behind Complete Sleep and Furnishings deliver its furniture personally. That includes items for every room, from mattresses and bed frames to dressers, armoires, sectionals, and sofas. Complete Sleep and Furnishings also offers dining- and living-room sets from big-name manufacturers, such as Ashley Furniture.
For more than 30 years, the staff at the family-owned Leonard's Furniture has helped homeowners make their dwellings more livable by stocking a 14,000 sq. ft. showroom full of décor and furnishings from more than 150 vendors. The team makes the shopping process easier by delivering and assembling any in-stock items free of charge. Those items include furnishings for dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms from brands such as Ashley, Lane, FlexSteel, and Tempur-Pedic. The store's comprehensive stock includes home office staples including desks, chairs, and mirrors that come in varying sizes and opinions on Snow White. Shoppers can also find equipment to furnish home-entertainment rooms, such as theater seats that eject anyone who takes out their cell phone during a movie.