Farmview Market

Bakery | Eclectic | Grocery Store | Sandwich Shop
Memorable
One of the best
Save

The cafe is just one part of the big Farmview Market enterprise, which also includes a butcher shop, bakery, dairy, farmers market, and grocery store as well as classes, seasonal festivals, and special events. The point of all this is to inspire an appreciation of the simple pleasures of rural life. The cafe fulfills the mission to a fare-thee-well, offering downhome breakfast and lunch that feature great farm-to-table dishes.

Grits, for example, are so good that I had to ask general manager Richard Rotroff why. He disappeared for a moment and came back holding an ear of corn that he described as an heirloom strain called Hickory King. He explained that it’s not the most efficient way to grow corn, since you get only one or two ears per stalk: but the result, when Hickory King is milled (on premises), is rugged grits that deliver big, earthy flavor. No need for cheese or any additives. A bowl of this grain is as satisfying as any warm cereal I know.

One item listed on the menu as “uniquely Farmview” is a Heritage Pork Biscuit. This is a medallion of butter-tender pork tenderloin breaded and fried and topped with melting Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and arugula in a fluffy house-made biscuit. Another house special is the Rooster Biscuit: fried chicken with house-smoked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and gravy.

There’s a full lunch menu, too, including BLTs, pimento cheese sandwiches, BBQ pork, and hamburgers that come highly recommended by Roadfood correspondent Keith McLendon. Just about every ingredient of every dish is either made here in house (smoked, BBQ’d, cured, etc.) or comes from a nearby farm.

Eating at Farmview is not an intimate experience. The dining room feels like a cafeteria in a well-run national park: big, efficient, clean, and proud. Background music is bluegrass and country; the staff is genuinely warm and hospitable.

Note the unusual hours: Full breakfast is served only Thursday through Saturday. Monday to Wednesday, there’s a “Stop ‘N Go” menu of biscuit sandwiches, croissants, pastries, and those good grits. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11 to 3.

What to Eat
Farmview Market, Heritage Pork Biscuit
Heritage Pork Biscuit
Must-Try
Crisp-coated pork tenderloin, melted Swiss, caramelized onions, and arugula on a buttermilk biscuit
Farmview Market, Grits
Grits
Must-Try
Full-flavored grits, milled in house
Farmview Market, Breakfast Biscuit
Breakfast Biscuit
Must-Try
"Stop & Go" bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit
Farmview Market, Hash Browns
Hash Browns
Well-seasoned hash browns have creamy centers and chewy edges.
Farmview Market, Pumpkin Scone
Pumpkin Scone
Pumpkin scone is less like a biscuit and more like cake.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday7am - 7pm
Tuesday7am - 7pm
Wednesday7am - 7pm
Thursday7am - 7pm
Friday7am - 7pm
Saturday7am - 7pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

Other Nearby Restaurants

  • Blue Willow Inn

    Social Circle, Georgia

    Social Circle’s Blue Willow Inn is the best Sunday Supper restaurant every day. Huge buffet includes fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, countless desserts.

  • Mamie’s Kitchen Biscuits

    Lithonia, Georgia

    Fleecy biscuits, still warm from the oven, sandwich every imaginable ingredient at Mamie’s, a legendary breakfast stop near I-20 east of Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Matthews Cafeteria

    Tucker, Georgia

    Matthews Cafeteria is a Main Street restaurant popular among locals who come for fried chicken, meat loaf, or catfish sided by well-cooked Southern vegetables.

  • Miss Jane’s Restaurant

    Warrenton, Georgia

    A small-town Main-Street cafeteria, Miss Jane’s is a treasure-trove of Southern fare including succulent fried chicken and beguiling cakes & pies.

  • Spud Dog

    Macon, Georgia

    Creativity rules at Macon’s Spud Dog: excellent wieners and sausages with outlandish toppings and big baked potatoes stuffed with meats & veggies.

  • Hunter’s Cafe

    Jackson, Georgia

    Jackson, Georgia’s cafeteria-style soul food town cafe offers meat-and-3 lunch and spectacular sausages, ham, & sausage gravy at breakfast. Open 7 days a week.