So, my boys and I headed over after a doctor's appointment at Duke. We parked across the street in the Brightleaf parking lot. If you take your ticket with you and get it validated when you're visiting any shop or restaurant in Brightleaf, your parking is free.
We crossed the street and headed in to Amelia Cafe-which is about halfway down the square. Their cases were full of beautiful pastries and my boys were absolutely drooling. While they were picking out their sweet treat I noticed that the cafe also sells all kinds of coffee and sweet and savory crepes. They also had a gelato case, but when we went it was broken. They said it would be up and running in a few weeks though.
After we had checked out all of the possibilities, the boys both landed on a chocolate covered meringue while I decided to sample one of their savory crepes which was under $4. The service was a little slow, but the crepe was made fresh. Once we had our goodies we didn't want to disturb all of the people that were working on their computers inside so we headed out to some lovely tables outside in the square and enjoyed out treats there. The crepe was delicious, and I would love to try one with a sweet filling next time. The boys also enjoyed their sweet treat but want to come back when the gelato machine is fixed.
What we liked: We love having a little cafe option in Brightleaf Square. It's a great place to go to get some dessert after a dinner at one of the Brightleaf Square restaurants or just as an afternoon stop where the kids can stretch their legs in the square after their treat. The treats that we had were delicious!
What we would change: As we mentioned, the service was a little slow while we were there, and we were bummed that the gelato machine was broken. We'll have to head back in a few weeks and let everyone know it it's been fixed!
Website and other important information:
Address: 905 West Main St, Suite 23J, Brightleaf Square
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-9:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-10pm, Closed Sunday
(One of the yummy dessert cases)
(more delicious treats)
(a view from our seats)