Melanie's Food Fantasy

Cafe in Boone

Students and hippie types gather at this farm-to-fork favorite – out on the patio, for much of the year – to gobble serious breakfast dishes (scrambles, eggs Benedict, omelets, pancakes) with a side of home fries. Later on, there’s excellent creative Southern cuisine (chipotle-honey salmon and grits, blackened pimiento-cheese burger), with vegetarian options always available (tempeh, soysage etc).