Breakfast food. Coffee. Fayetteville. What a beautiful combination of items, amiright?
Vandal's Kitchen opened just over a year ago to serve the best coffee in the New River Gorge. Add waffles, tasty sandwiches and a sweet house, and you have one fantastic little restaurant.
Over 100 years ago Abraham Vandal chose a 200 acre farm to be his home. That farm would one day become the town of Vandalia… and one day Fayetteville. His family operated a tavern and stage coach stop that welcomed weary travelers with comfort and warmth of a home made meal.
Back then food was served fresh from the garden and rarely processed beyond “putting up” food for the winter. Waffles didn’t come frozen in a box. Food was prepared flavor in mind and the nutrients needed to fuel an honest day’s work.
We’re honoring his family’s legacy with food cooked fresh, and sourced as local as possible every day (well, except Wednesdays).The restaurant is located in the bottom left corner of an old, white house atop a hill in Fayetteville. The interior has rustic, mismatched chairs, weathered tables and fresh flowers in jars atop every table. And, lots of cool art.
The menu features an amazing assortment of breakfast sandwiches, waffles, and omelettes. They also have a chicken salad sandwich, cheeseburger, fried chicken, salads, and avocado toast.
At Vandal’s Kitchen we believe that the best dishes begin with ingredients selected for optimal flavor and nutritional value allow simple dishes to become truly remarkable. We take pride in using whole, fresh ingredients that are sourced as locally and organically as possible to create southern homestyle breakfasts (all day), filling rustic lunches and a full range of single source coffee and espresso beverages.
From homemade buttermilk waffles made to order to our fresh dill chicken sandwich we cook with love and the comfort of home.
I ordered "The PBC Sandwich," because it said it was a local favorite. It is served with their homemade sharp cheddar pimento cheese, thick-cut bacon and a fried egg, and it's topped with arugula, sliced tomato and red onion on a soft roll.
This was delicious! It was piled high with fresh, crisp veggies, a soft egg that yolked all over (ha), and that pimento cheese is the stuff my dreams are made of. A very savory sandwich, but crisp bacon, creamy pimento cheese and a hint of sweetness with the onion. Really, a very solid, yet simple, sandwich.