Reid’s Café is the most recent labor of love from Tina Houston, owner of Reid’s Catering Co. which has been established here in the High Country for the past 16 years.
At the base of Grandfather Mountain, Reid’s is centrally located between Banner Elk, Linville, Foscoe, and the all the gorgeous Grandfather communities. Just as we value beautiful ingredients in our catering, the café will procure the highest quality of seasonal ingredients for their rotating daily menus. We value the handmade and fashion from scratch details as small as the aioli and dressings we use, to house made focaccias and pastries, slow roasted meats and naturally fermented pickles. We avoid industrially grown and processed foods. We love the intentional, the specific, the well-cared-for.
About our Lunch Menu
At Reid’s Café, we serve amazing coffee from Camp Roasters Coffee of Blowing Rock, as well as loose leaf teas and tisane from Bellocq Tea Atelier, with rustic French pastries. We have all the things you need for lunch–soups made to order, carefully crafted sandwiches, homemade sides and light, elegant salads. Toward evenings, our emphasis on natural wines, sustainable, traditional, and with a minimum of chemical additives, compliments the Chefs’ choice of cured meats and cheeses. We have beer, too! We serve all these delicious things Monday through Saturday starting at 11am.
Also, get ready for our special dinners! Chefs, Alek Schober, master mushroom hunter, whose past includes stints at New Public House and The Gamekeeper, are brewing potent ideas for communal feasts keyed to the season and their latest inspirations.
About our Space
Reid’s Cafe features repurposed barn wood, white concrete countertops, tables from Big Oak Woodworks, succulent greenery and ferns, marble, and a chalkboard menu. Colors are of dark sea and cloud, forest, stone, sky and sunset. The vivacious heart of the cafe resides in Jerry Cantwell’s paintings —exemplary compositions with colorways that resound and subject matter that is uncannily, but joyously soothing. View Photo Gallery »
Furthermore, a bit about Our Goods
In addition to our menu, Reid’s chooses to stock magazines, textiles, specialty goods, and rare finds, that relate to our world-view and way of life. All of our goods are hand-chosen, tasted, considered and proven in their quality, again and again, by our tirelessly exploring staff. They are constantly bringing to our attention some new, or very-old, amazing thing we must try, because it is just unlike any other they’ve ever experienced—a Unique Good in the world.