Mallery Street Cafe

As the final post about Kris Moye’s visit, I want to write about the Mallery Street Cafe where we ate for lunch on the last day.  Of course, we had to pick a new place that Tom and I had never been.  After we spent a couple of hours going in and out of the shops in Pier Village, I gave Kris the choice of two restaurants:  The Porch for Nashville Chicken or Mallery Street Cafe.  She chose Mallery Street Cafe.

The Mallery Street Cafe opened in 2009.  Like many of the restaurants on St Simon’s Island, the cafe is locally owned and tries to use locally grown ingredients.  One of the reasons I wanted to go to the cafe is because of the sign in the front that claims homemade desserts, cakes and pies.

The Mallery Street Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch.  The website also has pictures of a dinner menu, but their hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. most days, opening at 8 a.m. on weekends.  Their breakfast menu looked very good (available anytime) but I decided to go with a pasta dish.  Kris ordered the lobster bisque and a salad with salmon.

The lobster bisque won the best soup award at the Taste of Glynn competition held last month.  Kris said it was, indeed, excellent.  The best lobster bisque she had ever had.  She even asked about having it shipped to Ohio.  Unfortunately they don’t do that, but the owner thanked her when she asked.  My pasta was excellent and Kris also enjoyed her salad.

We sat and talked for a while, letting our main dish digest, and then the waitress brought us over our check. I was surprised to see the check because she hadn’t even asked if we were “saving room for dessert.”  I asked the waitress about it and she said they no longer served desserts.  In which case they should change their sign out front.

Although disappointed, the food was very good, and it gave us an excuse to indulge at St. Simon’s Sweets.  Mallery Street Cafe was a good place for a leisurely lunch.  Good food and a good friend go together very well.