A Gardening Inspired Place to Eat

100_3473There is a restaurant in York, South Carolina called The Garden Cafe.  Those who live in the area know it well.  The food is outstanding.  There are delicious salads and sandwiches for lunch and wonderful entrees at dinnertime.  However, one must never visit The Cafe without sampling one of the mouth-watering desserts on the menu. The most popular choice is the buttermilk pie.  The creme brulee is fabulous too.

Though I enjoy dining at The Cafe, I also love the gardening atmosphere.  There are various junk-tique items scattered about the property that have been fashioned into gardening art.  There are turtles perched upon pedestals in an old tub which was turned into a fountain.  Bottles are used to create borders and to decorate a metal bottle tree. Plants grow in interesting planters which have been fashioned out of items destined for the junk heap. It is all very creative and beautiful.  Inside, old doors, windows and salvaged architectural items decorate a dining area that was once an old warehouse.  An enclosed porch was added on the side where one can dine during good weather.  There is also a gift shop with wares for sale from local artisans and crafters. Beside the restaurant, a covered pavilion can be rented for outdoor weddings.  I have never attended a wedding there, but I am sure that it would be  a memorable and romantic site for such an occasion.100_3469 100_3470 100_3471 100_3476 100_3477

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