Comfort Food and Colassal Cakes at Hayes Barton
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Come to Hayes Barton for 40s-style charm and 40s-style food. They're serving up tasty cakes and comfort food in a café with WWII era flair.
Hayes Barton as an homage to the 1940s and the culture surrounding WWII–not your typical restaurant inspiration, but it's working for them! Enamored with the romance and innocence of the time period, Frank and Margret Ballard bonded over a mutual love for the era, and thus Hayes Barton was born.
Serving as a dessertery and a café, they're serving up food fit to mend an aching heart or, in contrast reunite a soldier and his sweetheart. Enormous pieces of, not just cake, but award-winning cake, are the main attraction. Boston Cream Pie, coconut cake and a rotating selection of fluffy, moist goodness fill the glass cases. Solid lunch and dinner menus are also served, filled with home-cooked favorites like meatloaf (think mama's secret recipe not mystery meat).
The restaurant is also decked out in 40s memorabilia. Black and white posters of Bogie and Bacall hang with customer supplied war-veteran photos (people have been bringing them in for years).
About Hayes Barton Cafe:
Hayes Barton Cafe is located in the Five Points area. It has this old-school 40's charm that makes you leave thinking, "that is how a neighborhood restaurant is supposed to feel." In fact, that was the intention of the owners when they opened the restaurant in 1998. They wanted diners to experience the innocence and romance that came with the 40's. That paired with the huge portions of amazing food will have everyone leaving full and happy.
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Hayes Barton Cafe
2000 Fairview Rd
Raleigh, NC 27608
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