The newest location of Peach Valley Cafe, a Florida-based chain that dishes up a variety of housemade breakfast and lunch options made from fresh ingredients, will open April 15. The expanding chain currently has six other venues in the state and a new one slated for Maitland.
Known for their fresh apple fritters tossed tableside in cinnamon sugar, the restaurant’s morning offerings include a variety of hearty breakfasts like various omelets, eggs benedicts, blueberry pancakes, stuffed French toast, and biscuits and gravy, as well as lighter breakfasts like avocado toast, housemade granola, smoked-salmon bagels, fruit bowls and egg sandwiches. Breakfasts run from approximately $5 to $12. A variety of mimosas, Bloody Marys, Bellinis and sangria are also available.
Peach Valley’s lunch options also run the gamut with menu items ranging from salads, wraps and soups to fish tacos, meaty burgers, shrimp and grits, plus a variety of hot and cold sandwiches. Lunches are priced from $8 to $12. A kids’ menu is also available. The casual contemporary cafe also offers lunch and breakfast catering and platters.
The owner of the chain, Eric Holm, is one busy guy. He recently launched another new restaurant concept, Colt’s Pig Stand, a fast-casual barbecue eatery with two Florida locations, in addition to owning dozens of Golden Corral restaurants in Florida and Georgia, among other business ventures.
Holm’s single-parent mother was a waitress at the original Sonny’s BBQ in Gainesville, and he got his start bussing alongside her as a teen. After finding success, he never forgot his humble roots and, over 25 years ago, started “Helpings from the Heart” which now serves free Thanksgiving Day meals to 20,000 deserving Central Florida residents every year.
Mount Dora’s Peach Valley Cafe will be located at 18935 U.S. Highway 441 in the space formerly occupied by Bob Evans. The restaurant is currently hiring, and anyone interested can apply in person at the restaurant.
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Who could have guessed a new gas station would garner so much attention? Apparently, to its loyal fans, Wawa is much more than a place to fill your tank-- it’s also a popular place to fill up your belly.
Wawa, a national convenience store and gas station chain, is planning to open its new Mount Dora location in June. Their 24-hour, take-out food and beverage menu won’t disappoint loyal diehards that have literally been waiting years for the new location to open.
Breakfast offerings include breakfast sandwiches, burritos, bowls, hoagies and oatmeal. Lunch and dinner feature burgers, quesadillas, burritos and burrito bowls, sourdough melts, soups and salads, plus hot and cold hoagies. .
Mount Dora’s new Wawa will also have specialty drinks that include smoothies, iced lattes, frozen cappuccinos, Flurricanes and milkshakes in a variety of flavors. (see menu)
In the spring of 2017, it was announced that a new Wawa would replace the small Shell station on the corner of U.S. 441 and Morningside Drive near Lake Gertrude in Mount Dora. Although the project was approved early on by the City of Mount Dora, the Pennsylvania-based company revised its construction schedule to provide for a 2021 opening in Mount Dora.
Wawa opened its first store in Florida in 2012 and had over 100 locations in the Sunshine State when it first announced its Mount Dora location in 2017.
In 2020, Wawa planned to open 20 new stores throughout Florida and start construction on a number of others. At that time, the company’s goal was to reach 400 stores in Florida by 2028.
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