When you think of a farm-to-table restaurant, what comes to mind? For me, I think of fresh, healthy foods. And for some reason, I always think of chickens running around in the back! Farm-to-table restaurants make me happy because I know I’m getting a meal filled with nutritious ingredients and I know I’ll be able to taste difference, as well as feel the difference after eating the meal.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Sweet Potato Cafe in Stone Mountain, Georgia for both lunch and Sunday brunch. Both times were delicious! Although they don’t have chickens roaming their backyard, this cafe is truly a farm-to-table restaurant. They grow their vegetables on the property – right next to the cafe. They also have a lot in the community garden where they source some of their food. For the meat, they get theirs from a Georgia meat person. How cool is that? Everything they use is sourced from Georgia growers!
The first time I visited this establishment, I went for lunch. Upon entering the building, we were greeted and seated at a table. The waiter informed us the cafe was known for their fried green tomatoes, so of course we placed an order for our table. Truly recommend getting this dish when you visit! These fried green tomatoes come with a scrumptious bean relish on top, and seriously, you will eat every bite – at least we did!
I ordered my first black bean burger ever, and it was seriously so good! And of course I had to get the sweet potato fries [although you have the option to get regular fries – but whyyyy would you do that at Sweet Potato Cafe?!] While we were eating lunch, Chef Karen actually walked past us and out of the restaurant. We were curious as to where she was going, but we didn’t have to wait too long to find out. Soon after, she walked back in carrying carrots and herbs from the garden to prepare meals. It was such a unique and cool experience to actually see the garden being utilized for the dishes being put on the tables.
Brunch was simply amazing as well. Come hungry as Sunday brunch is all you can eat! Sweet potato pancakes, quiche, roasted potatoes, eggs, sweet potato biscuits, cabbage, creamed spinach, bacon, and my favorite – the meatloaf! My goodness. That meatloaf was life changing! They also had a jerk chicken, but I didn’t have any as I don’t like spicy food. But my mom said it was delicious!
Obviously, I had a great time at Sweet Potato Cafe and I know I will definitely be back soon! I highly recommend stopping by the Sweet Potao Cafe the next time you’re in the Stone Mountain area. Not only are the people and the environment welcoming, the food is delicious and fresh. You won’t be disappointed with the atmosphere or the food. I’d love to hear about your experience when you go, and don’t forget to let them know Larissa sent you!