Whether you’re craving a free-range omelet with garden-fresh tomatoes and an organic latte, or want to tantalize your taste buds with a tender grass-fed steak and a side of goat cheese mashed potatoes, The Morning Glory Café serves mouthwatering dishes that are made from the best local, sustainable, and organic ingredients available. Offering delectable options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Morning Glory is a favorite destination for healthy, eco-friendly dining in Black Mountain and Asheville, NC.
From vegetarian to gluten-free, The Morning Glory Café has a variety of menu options to fit every lifestyle and diet. Most ingredients come from local sources and include antibiotic and nitrate-free meats, sustainably harvested trout and salmon, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Morning Glory Café is the perfect start to a Blue Ridge Mountain morning. Open your eyes with a cup of fair-trade coffee or fresh squeezed orange juice before treating yourself to an irresistible plate of stuffed French toast, layered with fresh fruit and cream cheese ($7.95). Quiche, organic yogurt bowls, and breakfast burritos are also available, or try the delectable Smoked Trout Hash – an intriguing combination of local trout, bell peppers, onions, and potatoes, and topped with two eggs, paprika, and fresh dill ($10.95).
When you’re in the mood for a creative salad or sandwich, The Morning Glory is the ideal lunch spot. Build a salad ($7.95) with sweet mandarin oranges, artichoke hearts, or fresh grilled tempeh and choose from homemade dressings, including strawberry-Balsamic and Asian ginger. CC’s Enchiladas ($8.50), inspired by the daughter of Morning Glory’s chef and founder, features layers of flour tortillas, fresh greens, sweet potatoes, and goat cheese and is topped with the café’s signature enchilada sauce and Monterey jack cheese ($8.50).
Start your meal with fried green tomatoes ($5) or golden polenta fries and spicy homemade ketchup ($4.50) before feasting upon pan seared duck ($18) from Maple Leaf Farms or hearty acorn squash, stuffed with brown rice, cranberries, and Manchego cheese ($14). Gourmet burgers, made with grass-fed beef from Foothills Farms, are also available for dinner.
About the Morning Glory Café
Owned and operated by Chef Christopher Hadley (known locally as Cookie), The Morning Glory Café offers gourmet style with a friendly, mountain atmosphere. The Café is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch, and serves dinner Wednesday through Saturday. You’ll find the eco-friendly restaurant in Black Mountain’s Cheshire Village.
By Danielle Bullard