Friday, February 20, 2009

Tommy's Coffee Shop, Cashiers, NC - A True Landmark!

Tommy's Restaurant was a local institution at the Cashiers Crossroads for nearly 50 years before the Madden family sold it to Raven Cliff Land. Tommy's Coffee Shop reopened in the summer of 2008 and continues to carry on the proud, neighborly tradition, providing a vibrant gathering place in the heart of the village.

Tommy's coffees are fair trade and roasted weekly. The espresso is always very fresh, with a dark, bold flavor. The staff does not skimp on shots for the lattes, using three generous shots in their large size cup. The caramel and chocolate sauces for the flavored coffees are made in-house. Tommy's has the best hot chocolate -- the homemade ganache chocolate sauce is very deep and rich. For the tea lovers there is a great selection of organic black, green and herbal Yogi teas along with chai.

Upon entering Tommy's, you can not help but notice the aromas, thanks to their freshly-baked cinnamon rolls, muffins, and scones. Try the raspberry white chocolate scone, and grab some homemade cookies to go!

You'll usually find several locals taking advantage of the free WiFi from the very comfy leather chairs and plentiful tables. The building has wonderful natural light due to all the windows -- great for people watching! A colorful selection of primitive folk art brightens the walls. The Tommy's staff is so welcoming and friendly, always offering a warm smile and a greeting, often by name.

There is a spacious meeting room attached to Tommy's that locals can rent for free. The walls are covered with architectural renderings of the entire residential and retail village at various stages of conception and realization.

Like its neighbor, Zeke & Earl's, Tommy's employees pool their tips. Management matches every dollar they receive and donates the money to the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.
Please tip generously!

(If you would like to see more photos of Tommy's, here is a great slideshow.)

Hours - Open Sundays starting in April

Monday - Friday 7am-4pm
Saturday 8am-4pm
Sunday 9am-2pm


  • 95 Highway 107
  • Cashiers, NC 28717
  • "Between the Lights"

Phone 828.743.2010

Zeke & Earl's Hot Dog Stand, Cashiers, North Carolina

Zeke and Earl's is far more than just a hot dog stand. It opened in the summer of 2008 right next to Tommy's Coffee Shop at the Cashiers Crossroads (Hwys. 64 and 107). It's named for the dogs of the owners!

Zeke, the Blue Heeler mix...

and Earl, the Yellow Lab.

There is outdoor seating but it is really intended for grab and go meals. They have great breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and bagels. Even oatmeal with walnuts and molasses. For lunch there are over a dozen sandwiches and some great salad plates. I usually get the egg and chicken salad plate when I'm dieting. (Pretty much every time I go up there, sadly.)

Of course there are hot dogs, sausage and brautwurst with a ton of different topping choices and combo possibilities. There is chili and soup, chips and several beverages to choose from. For such a small place, you won't believe the selections and choices you'll get! Great for grabbing a quick breakfast, lunch or picnic fare. You really get generous portions and great value for your money at Zeke and Earl's.

Like their neighbors, Tommy's, Zeke & Earl's has implemented a program in which they match every dollar in tips that the staff receives, donating it to the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. Please tip generously!

Monday-Friday 7am-3pm
Saturday 8am- 3pm
Sunday 9am-2pm

  • 95 Highway 107
  • Cashiers, NC 28717
  • "Between the Lights"

Call for to go orders 828.743.5055