Wanderlust: Sweet Breads – Tribute for the café lost to fire

My roommate first recommended Sweet Breads Café to me last semester, claiming the food was delicious. Because of her, I had the privilege of eating at Sweet Breads a couple of times before it was destroyed by a recent fire in the Clarkesville square.

The vibe in the café was somewhat romantic, yet casual. I don’t think I have ever been to a place like it. Menu items made your mouth water, from the Long @$$ salad and the turkey and pistachio salad sandwiches to crab stuffed mushrooms and bacon wrapped jalapeno shrimp.You really can’t go wrong when your lunch comes out with a side of pasta salad and a juicy slice of pineapple.
The café’s hours could attest to the casual vibe. Brunch was served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Lunch was Wednesday through Monday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. And dinner was served Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. You really had to visit Sweet Breads to appreciate what they had to offer the community. When I think of Sweet Breads, I think of their hospitality and service.

My boyfriend and I went to Sweet Breads for lunch about three weeks ago around 3:00 p.m. Unfortunately, we were closer to the closing time than we thought. We were about five steps into the parking lot when a woman changed the open sign to closed right in front of us. I believe the disappointment on our faces was enough for the woman to invite us onto the front porch and feed us anyway.
We were more than happy to sit on the porch because it was the first sunny and relatively warm day this winter, and the waitress was more than happy to serve us there.

Did you know that Piedmont students received a 10 percent discount at Sweet Breads? Neither did I, until lunch that day. I immediately came back to school and recommended the café to friends.
Little did I know, that would be the last time I ate at Sweet Breads. Anyone who drives through the Clarkesville square can’t ignore the Clarkesville Strong flag hanging between two doors that open to the sky behind them. The café that used to sit on the other side of a firewall separating the buildings was a true treasure and a loss in the community.

It’s my sincere hope that Sweet Breads, along with all of the other businesses affected by the fire, will be back up and thriving in the community anxiously awaiting their return.