Downtown Mount Dora is known for its diverse culinary offerings, but locals often flock to areas outside of the historic district for a quick meal. Now an address that has been home to various dining establishments over the years and recently underwent a complete makeover, is home to a new cafe.
Debbie and Estel Spurlin, owners of a commercial roofing business in Orange County, spent a good chunk of time and money thoroughly renovating the interior and exterior of a building they purchased on US Hwy 19A near Eudora Road. The Spurlins had planned to open a sub shop, but later decided to blend a restaurant with their forty-year hobby of hunting for nostalgic collectibles. The result is Unique Antiques and Eats, a 50-seat cafe, which opened last month for lunch and dinner. As promised in the name, the eatery combines light lunch and dinner fare with a small area of eclectic collectibles.
The limited menu features many standard favorites like a traditional club sandwich, Philly cheesesteak, and deli sub, as well as a turkey cranberry panini and five fresh salads. In time, Debbie plans on expanding the menu. Meanwhile, the restaurant also features an abbreviated kids’ menu, daily specials plus beer and wine.
The Spurlins aren’t done yet. They also plan to open an antique mall in the neighboring building. Unique Antiques and Eats is located at 3400 N. Highway 19A in Mount Dora.
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