Casa Blanca Café 936 Broad St., Augusta 706-504-3431
Best covered patio downtown makes a great place to have lunch or dinner. Tango Thursdays and tapas specials nightly with a good selection of beer and wine to go with them.
Fat Man’s Mill Cafe 1450 Greene St., Augusta 706-733-1740
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Fat Man’s still employs Miss Pearl, who has been cooking great Southern food for the Usry family owners since the late 1940s. They still have Pearl’s famous meat and three plates on the menu but have added much more. The “speshul” wraps of the day and the salads are fan faves.
Kitchen 1454 1454 Walton Way, Augusta 706-945-1828
Open for breakfast and lunch, this may look like your average diner, but it’s definitely not. Using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, the management turns meat and three on its head with main dishes like Coca-Cola Braised Pulled pork, braised greens and roasted beets. Be sure to check the board above the counter for daily specials.Kroc Center Cafe 1833 Broad St., Augusta 706-364-KROC The Kroc Center is a fitness facility, pool, community center and more that offers guest passes to use the equipment. But anyone can visit the center to partake in the wonderful food served cafeteria style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lunch menu changes daily and includes items like Italian meatloaf and shrimp and grits. Grill items are served at lunch and dinner.
Neapolitan Cupcake and Gift Shoppe 106 Pleasant Home Rd., Augusta 706-814-8959
Distinctive cupcakes in flavors such as key lime pie, salted caramel (one of their best), chocolate lovers and peanut butter cup, Neapolitan piles the frosting high and takes orders for special occasions. Their unique selection of gifts will make wonderful souvenirs for the folks back home.