Reid’s Café is a labor of love from Tina Houston, owner of Reid’s Catering Co. which has been established here in the High Country since 1999.
At the base of Grandfather Mountain, Reid’s is centrally located between Banner Elk, Linville, Foscoe, and all the gorgeous Grandfather communities. Just as we value beautiful ingredients in our catering, the café procures the highest quality of ingredients for their seasonal 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 Food
At Reid’s Café & Catering, we serve regional seafood, farm goods from our local friends, amazing coffee from Camp Roasters Coffee of Blowing Rock, as well as loose leaf teas and tisane from Bellocq Tea Atelier, with rustic handmade French pastries. We have all the things you need for lunch, dinner and in between–soups made to order, carefully crafted sandwiches, homemade sides and light, elegant salads, grilled whole fish, oysters on the half shell and hand crafted cocktails. Toward evenings, our emphasis on natural wines, sustainable, traditional, and with minimum chemical additives, compliment the Chefs’ choice of cured meats and cheeses. We have handmade cocktails and beer, too! We serve all these delicious things Monday through Saturday starting at 11am.
About our Space
Reid’s Cafe features re-purposed barn wood, white concrete countertops from BDWG, tables from Big Oak Woodworks, succulent greenery and ferns by Callista Designs and LOVE. 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 things we must try, because it is just unlike any other they’ve ever experienced—a Unique Good in the world.