So after hearing word about Cafe at 407 from blog readers and good friends, I had to check it out. Cafe at 407 is a truly a cafe with a purpose. It is a place that instantly radiates welcome and the furniture, decor, and people all seem to quietly beckon, "come in and stay awhile". Located in the village of Liverpool, this warm, comforting spot is worth checking out.
This is a cafe with a purpose--it supports Ophelia's Place, a program that assists people with disordered eating and body issues. While you'll find lots of resources on these topics on display in one section of the cafe and otherwise casually stewn among other reading material, and lots of uplifting messages written on the walls, make no mistake, this is a place to get some really good food and a decent latte.
On the day I met my sister friends for lunch I enjoyed a delicious chicken salad sandwich/black bean soup combo. Other menu items such as their salads and the veggie sandwich (garlic hummus, spinach, and provolone) made choosing difficult. And of course I loved the complementary biscotti. The food was nicely done and on that chilly afternoon, I could have easily hung out there for hours--sitting in the comfy chairs, chatting up Mary Ellen, the owner, and doing some writing.
Check out more information about Cafe at 407 and then go, get some good food, and stay awhile.
Cafe at 407, 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool, NY. Closed Sunday and Monday.