The scene is a classic American diner: uniformed waitresses walk past rows of booths, pausing to refill coffee mugs and set down towering stacks of pancakes. Large, sunlit booths provide parents and kids with a venue to converse or sign a treaty that finally ends bitter remote-control battles. Behind the service window, cooks bustle about the kitchen, whipping up generous portions of biscuits and gravy, three-egg omelets, and Mexican-inspired specialties—including chilaquiles, eggs with chorizo, and giant breakfast burritos. Come lunchtime, kitchen staffers turn their attention toward hearty burgers, hot specialty sandwiches, and chicken-fried steaks.
Nunzio Donato Ciaraulo and his wife, Cristina, curate a menu of Old World dishes hailing all corner of Italy, from Venetian-style risotto to coils of tomato-kissed Neapolitan pastas. Though the offerings change regularly, diners can count on classics such as pizzas and pastas joined by a revolving assortment of roasted pork, tender veal, cooked-to-order steaks, and simmering seafood. Sweet teeth applaud louder than an ice-cream truck with subwoofers when they see the dessert menu, which lists traditional mealtime denouements including tiramisu, cannoli, and sorbets.
My Favorite Muffins & Bagel Café cooks up divine deli delights and thrills fans of post-oven muffin batter with cake-like gourmet muffins. Bite into bliss with a gourmet sandwich ($5.65 each), such as the classic turkey, or reprise vegetable-based catchphrases when ordering the holey guacamole sandwich, a flavorful bread shelter for turkey, guacamole, green pepper, lettuce, and tomato. Herbivorous accomplices may feast on light-and-fit choices, such as the garden mix salad ($4.99) and the mediterranean bread salad, a spirited ensemble of ripe tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, and salami in a chorus line with provolone cheese, green olives, crisp greens, and greek vinaigrette dressing ($6.99).
Hi Point is an eclectic mixture of great coffee, homemade pastries, breakfast and lunch, beer and wine. Fun stuff for the kids, great events, free book exchange and more. There's a lot to experience at Hi Point that goes beyond a delicious latte!
At Fairly Grounded, brew-believers can sip on coffees, espressos, and teas while indulging in a menu of local, sustainable fare. Quell cavernous appetites with a homemade ham and cheddar scone ($3), or a gobbler panini on fresh local focaccia, featuring herbed turkey, cream cheese, and cranberry sauce ($5).
Coffee enthusiasts can relish the bold, full flavor of the popular cowboy roast, named for the bandanna-wearing bean corralled in nut and chocolate tones, or brew a flavorful mug of the bright and citrusy Ethiopia, swathed in a blanket of Mother Nature’s mocha. For those who like their coffee dark, Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee kilns a classic french roast with a mélange of caramel, dark chocolate, and roasted-nut gusto. All packages contain one pound of whole beans and cost an average of $12 to $20. Order your coffee and find specific prices on the website.