146 Greenway Ct., Blowing Rock
HOURS: Tues.–Sun. 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Follow the stone path beside Kilwin’s Chocolates to the Village Café. Built in 1907, the home is on the National Register of Historic Places and served as the residence of artist and writer Elliott Daingerfield, a craft co-op, a community center, and a library before becoming a restaurant in 1990.
The menu offers a selection of breakfast and lunch items ($8–15) like fresh fruit, omelets, cured-salmon Benedict, Belgian waffles, Canadian bacon, and Swiss crepes, making it almost impossible to choose between a light bite and a sinful indulgence.
The best tables in the house are outside on a patio that overlooks the expansive gardens. It’s a popular spot for brunch; reservations are recommended.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition