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New café to offer homemade goods
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New café to offer homemade goods


A new eatery in Burke County offers a variety of made from scratch goods to the local community.

The Stoney Place Café, located at 107 Stoney Place in Morganton, had its soft opening on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The café co-owners, Felicia Austin and Lorrie Hoglen, opened their doors to the public offering a limited menu and a variety of outdoor seating options for the public. They wanted to introduce their new business to the community before their official opening.

“We wanted to use this soft opening as a chance to see how it went, learn how to navigate this little area and just see how everything worked,” Austin said. “We started in June getting it ready and trying to get stuff together. Right now it’s kind of hard to get supplies and that’s kind of slowed us down, but we’re trying and we’ve about got everything worked out now.”

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The café will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week. A variety of specials including salads, sandwiches, pastries and more will be offered.

Austin is excited to offer her handmade goods to the Morganton community. She believes the outdoor seating and overall setup offers a place for people to enjoy their meal while taking in the downtown scenery.

“I want to do sandwiches, salads and a daily special,” Austin said. “We’re trying to do homemade desserts, lemonade and tea. I’m trying to do everything from scratch. We’ll have a pasta salad, potato salad, cucumber salads, broccoli salads and it’ll be different every day. So it’ll change, but we’re trying to keep some things the same like sandwiches and some of the salads.”

The café will also offer daily specials consisting of a designated meal or a special sandwich.

Stoney Place Café is walk-up and takeout service only. There is an outdoor seating area, but no indoor dining.

Austin plans to have the official opening of the café sometime next week. She asks those interested in dining at the Stoney Place Café to follow its Facebook page for all food specials and any updates.

Sydni Hall is a staff writer and can be reached at 828-432-8907 or at

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Sydni Hall has been covering education, features and new business for The News Herald since April 2021.

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