Here’s another installment of my hidden gem series – cafes and restaurants in out-of-the-way locations that are worth your dining dollars.
South Hill is home to strip malls and chain restaurants and a serious shortage of dessert bakeries. With the July closure of the cookie bakery, Cookies Your Way, dessert bakeries on South Hill are pretty much limited to the cupcake bakery Jubilee (or a grocery store or chain).
That’s what makes such a find in Oasis Cafe in the Sunrise Medical Campus near Emerald Ridge High School. It’s a hidden gem of a cafe buried in a complex of medical offices. The cafe is difficult to find -look for the lovely dining patio with the gurgling water feature. Inside, you’ll find a cafe with an order-at-the-counter protocol and a spacious, light-drenched dining room decorated with religious murals and messages.
What struck me was the display case full of a dozen desserts that had the appearance of a pastry chef at work. Read more »