Lewisburg, West Virginia has a vibrant food scene including Italian, Latin, Tex-Mex, French, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, and Americana. If you are in the search for a satisfying food market in the downtown area, then Amy’s Market must be on the top of your list. Located in Montwell Park beside Hill and Holler, it has all that can gratify your food cravings with an extensive menu of breakfast, lunch, and sweets. There are freshly baked pastries, several flavors of ice cream, local fruits and vegetables, beef, chicken, pork, kettle corn, maple syrup, jams, jellies, eggs, honey, breads, and a wide variety of cheeses.
Some popular menu items include the Fresh Oven Roasted Turkey Club, Hashbrown Casserole, Bread Pudding, Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad, and Angel Food Cake with Berries and Cream. In the morning, a local favorite is the Belgian Waffles topped with whipped cream and your choice of berries, banana nuts, Nutella, chocolate chips, or sautéed apples. There’s also a delightful variety of breakfast sandwiches including a Pork Tenderloin Biscuit. Whether you are dining in, taking out, or looking for new refreshing entertaining foods, this café has something for everyone. Their experienced staff has the knowledge and taste to offer foods to delight everyone.
The café was originally located on S. Court Street as “Cakes and Cones.” The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s Executive Pastry Chef Amy Mills purchased the café in November 2016 and renamed the business to include “Amy’s.” Her bakery specialized in breakfast, lunch, daily soups, custom cakes, sweets, and ice cream on house-made waffle cones.
Amy tells us she moved her business to Montwell Park because she and her team outgrew the space and wanted to offer more options. They needed additional kitchen equipment and the new location had everything they needed to grow the business. Finding the space was easy but moving had its challenges. Amy says, “The actual moving process was an awful affair. We had trouble getting equipment from the old business to our new one and we only gave ourselves 3 days to reopen as Amy’s Market. We had many orders to fill and needed to open asap. I am still going through boxes looking for items, but it will take some time to get things in order.”
The café now operates as “Amy’s Market” because the new location was established as a farmer’s market and it is in the rental agreement terms. She goes onto say that having the market works well with the café as she and her team integrate fresh produce into the menu items.
Since moving to the new location, Amy says her patrons and staff are thrilled. Everyone loves the beauty of the new building, its additional seating both inside and outside, the farmer’s market, its spacious kitchen, and plentiful parking. It is great all around and there are plans to incorporate a deli into the new space. Amy tells us, “We are not limiting our selection to one brand. We will offer many varieties that can be cross utilized for our café menu and our oven roasted turkey will definitely be available as well.”
After years of dreaming of this endeavor, Amy says she is so glad she took a chance on this business venture. She and her team have grown from Amy’s Cakes and Cones to Amy’s Market and they are very excited to see where the future will lead them. “Hard work and determination and a desire to please customers and be a part of their celebrations is what keeps us going,” says Amy.
Check out Amy’s Market the next time you are in town. They are located at 990 Jefferson Street N. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 7a-8p. For more information, visit them at amyscakesandcones.com or call 681-318-3430. Follow them on facebook @amyscakesandcones.
– Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper. September 2020.