It's a place where everyone is super-friendly, the people-watching on the patio is unparalleled, it’s never over-crowded… and the grapefruit rosewater martinis sing to us like a siren's song on a weekly basis.A patio perfect for people-watching. Grapefruit rosewater martinis that sing to us like a siren's song on a weekly basis. A juicy, gruyére-slathered burger that's easily in our top five burger bucket list. A cozy, candelit bar with cinnamon-pear infused bourbon beckoning to us. Indeed, there are a whole lot of reasons to love this Poncey-Highland mainstay—and truffle fries are just the beginning. Here, it’s all about an eclectic, quality menu, with a love for local: fresh salads, homemade soups, antipasto plates with local cheese and salami, heavenly mussels and more, with everything made in house and changing seasonally. And with new, authentic Italian dishes added to their repertoire (Porcini Ravioli or Eggplant Parmigian, anyone?), we're a little hesitant to share one of our favorite go-to spots in the Poncey-Highland ‘hood. But we just can't keep it to ourselves any longer – it just wouldn't be fair.
Beloved in the Poncey-Highland 'hood, Café 640 has done well by focusing on what’s good, what’s seasonal and what’s local. And of course, it goes without saying that their signature martinis are meant to be thoroughly enjoyed on a regular basis. (We're known to order a fresh-squeezed grapefruit rosewater elixir before even sitting down, but the bar's potent homemade limoncello also frequently calls our attention). And then there's "Joe's Stash," a selection of high-end wines picked by owner Joe himself, fine bottles that would normally cost an arm and a leg, but for some magical reason are sold at Café 640 for about half the going price. Sounds like every good reason you've ever needed to become a regular, right? Well, do us a favor if you become a Café 640 regular, too: save us a seat near the bar. And while you’re at it, order us one of those grapefruit concoctions: We'll be there shortly.
Ropa Vieja, $9
Antipasto Board, $12.50
Arugula & Beet Salad, $7.00 (small) $11 (Large)
Springer Mountain Chicken, $17
Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.