This edition of “Excited about Eating” takes us to the Terrace Café located in the Piedmont
Town Center in the heart of SouthPark. This multi-use Town Center features shops,
restaurants, offices, and residential properties arranged in a walkable
We arrived at 12:10 on a Saturday to a
75 minute wait. Honestly, we debated leaving but decided to wait and that was a
great decision because it turned into a manageable 40 minutes. We had a great view of the industrial style
loft area and the charm that comes with this type of structure.
Terrace Café offers a wide variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While waiting, we noticed that most of the dishes coming out of the kitchen were breakfast. Although they looked appetizing, we opted for lunch.
We started with an appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes served with a warm pimento cheese dip.
|Fried Green Tomatoes|
The Fried Green Tomatoes arrived quickly and were crispy outside and tender inside with a slight vinegary taste. They were great. Even my wife, who really doesn’t like tomatoes, enjoyed them. I think they could serve the cheese dip on anything and it would be great.
I ordered the Nashville Fried Chicken tossed in hot sauce and served over braised collard greens and mashed potatoes.
|Nashville Fried Chicken|
The chicken was outstanding, crispy and tender, but the mashed potatoes took the prize as the best component of this dish. They were light and creamy with just enough lumps to let you know they were freshly made. The collard greens were a combination of sweet and vinegary, and tasted great. The portions were huge, and definitely not for someone who doesn’t like heat as the Nashville hot sauce lived up to its name. Dora here. Definitely a "forehead slicker." lol.
My wife ordered the Chicken Salad Croissant, a Hawaiian version of chicken salad on a fresh croissant served with lettuce and tomato and
sweet potato waffle fries.
|Chicken Salad Croissant|
The chicken salad, made with cream cheese instead of the normal mayo, included grapes, pineapple, pecans, and mandarin oranges. The sweet potatoes waffle fries were a first for us, but something we'd definitely order again.
I finished off my meal with a Peanut Butter Cup Latte and my wife chose
the Tiramisu Latte. Both were excellent and a great way to cap off our meal. Dora here. Lip-smacking yummy!
I would highly recommend this restaurant for someone looking for a unique
restaurant offering exceptional food. I would rate this establishment 5 forks
out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving outstanding food.
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