Monday, January 18, 2010

The Pampered Palate Cafe in historic downtown Staunton

A beautiful sunny day with temps in the 50s greeted central Shenandoah Valley folks Monday. Many were in historic downtown Staunton shopping, dining, and enjoying the beautiful weather.

SWAC Niece was out of school and came to visit so we headed to The Pampered Palate Cafe on Beverley Street for lunch where there is a large choice of sandwiches, salads, soups, quiche, desserts, gourmet chocolates, and beverages including wine.

The Pampered Palate is located in a circa 1840 building in the Beverley Historic District. In earlier days merchants sold tobacco, cigars, boots, shoes, millinery, and jewelry. In 1921 they added lunch and some old-timers remember hot dogs grilled in the front window. The current cafe opened in 1979 as a wine and gourmet shop with pre-packaged sandwiches. The menu evolved over the years, and today a continental breakfast as well as lunch are served.

After lunch a stroll along Beverley Street ended at Berry's Natural Way, and then SWAC Niece and her mom (my sister) headed back to Richmond.

It was a good day....

The Pampered Palate Cafe
26 West Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401-4321
(540) 886-9463
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Photo by SWAC Girl
Lynn Mitchell
18 January 2010

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