The year was 1944 and the end of World War II was not yet in sight when Wade Cagle built The Coffee Cup restaurant. It was a typical cafA(C) design of ... More
Coffee Cup Restaurant
The year was 1944 and the end of World War II was not yet in sight when Wade Cagle built The Coffee Cup restaurant. It was a typical cafA(C) design of the time with one dining room facing a full length counter and grill area with a kitchen in the back. They served three meals a day and had a late night drive-in option out back. As the years rolled by the operating hours of the restaurant changed from its initial operating format to just serving breakfast by the late 90s. Then in 1999, Oliver Darden, former University of Michigan and NBA basketball player, had just sold his fast food franchise and was looking around for another business. He found the Coffee Cup for sale, bought it, and brought along Roy Cooley as the operating manager. Then, after some needed renovations and minor cosmetic changes, Roy and his brother, Bobby Cooley, bought out Oliver and started serving lunch again.
You won t believe what the owner said . . . We have to flip tables quick to make money - that s what the owner said. I guess an hour is too long for us to eat breakfast even if you leave a 50% tip. The owner says over and over . . . I have to get people in and out quick to make money. So much for enjoying your coffee, I literally had to gulp my coffee down when they told us to leave. Spend the extra 20 cents, and get treated a whole lot better at McDonlads
If you're looking for a greasy spoon, this is your place! I never would've stopped here until it was recommended to me. The waitresses are very friendly and the portions are big. Anything you order here is great! But don't kid yourself, you're not going to find anything frou frou or fusion. Its downhome southern cooking at it's best.