Update: Unfortunately, LillyBlue is now closed. Please support Coweta businesses to prevent the loss of great restaurants like LillyBlu.
We’re always excited when a new locally owned restaurant opens in Coweta County!
It’s even better when the food is delicious and there is a spacious wrap around porch where you can enjoy the sunshine with your meal.
LillyBlu is located just off the square in the former Classic Café space. It retains the same small town charm of an old southern house with warm oak floors and crown molding.
The inside has been beautifully refitted to accommodate a deli style café.
We were lucky enough to go on a warm, sunny day perfect for porch sitting.
The menu consists of breakfast foods served until eleven and sandwiches and deli style sides for lunch.
I can’t stress enough how much we love breakfast food! Our favorite dinners growing up were breakfast for dinner nights. In our opinion, there aren’t nearly enough breakfast places in Coweta, so we were ecstatic to try the offerings.
LillyBlu offers two ways to dine. You can grab a ready-made sandwich and side out of the case, or you can order a craft sandwich and side from the menu.
The case is also stocked with a variety of mouth watering baked goods, including a large selection of gluten free items.
In addition to food, LillyBlu offers a full coffee bar and a selection of loose leaf teas.
We started our meal with coffee and tea, which were amazing and served in beautiful mugs handmade just for LillyBlu.
The coffee is locally roasted and was light and citrusy.
We also had to try one of the specialty coffees. The syrups are all made in house and you can tell. We tried a caramel latte topped with freshly made whipped cream. It was so delicious, exactly what an espresso drink should be.
We tried the breakfast croissant sandwich, a flaky toasted croissant stuffed with crisp, perfectly cooked bacon, cheesy buttered eggs and sausage.
We also got the chorizo hash with a side of grits.
It is a concoction of savory fried potatoes and ground chorizo sausage topped with sour cream, a tangy cilantro sauce and a golden sunny side up egg. It was a flavorful combination of spicy and zesty.
The grits, which were hearty enough to make a meal, were so creamy, with a pleasing cheesy garlic flavor. They were by far our favorite part of the meal.
If you have a craving for elegantly presented artisan pastries, the LillyBlu pastry case will be your nirvana.
It was a tough choice when you have options such as a strawberry lemon tart, chocolate trifle or a cream stuffed canola. We finally settled on the raspberry lime donut, New York style cheesecake and strawberry lemon tart.
Citrus seems to be theme for the spring, which was perfect for us. The strawberry tart was a light fruity, lemony filling inside a thick, flaky crust topped with cream and fresh strawberries. Unbelievably delicious.
The New York cheesecake was also to die for. It was thick, creamy and very flavorful.
As regular readers know, we can’t resist an artisan donut and the raspberry lime confection perfectly fit the bill. The bread was moist, yeasty and not too sweet. The berry lime icing was sweet and summery.
Since we loved the breakfast food so much, we decided we must go back for lunch.
This time, we tried two of the sandwiches. The fried pork sandwich was a perfectly battered and fried nod to the south on a roll.
The vegetable sandwich was a mass of lightly sautéed veggies served on chewy, herb filled focaccia bread.
Of course we had to dip back into the pastry case. We decided to go with good old-fashioned staples.
The cinnamon bun was perfect. It was an explosion of yeasty cinnamony goodness topped with a sugary icing.
The macaroons were unbelievable. They were almost juicy on the inside while retaining a golden crunchy crust on the outside.
We loved that the portion sizes were perfect. We felt completely full without being stuffed after cleaning our plates.
Beside a chilled case of bottled beverages, you can find a selection of cookbooks or buy a pound of Fire Mountain Coffee. LillyBlu also offers custom cakes from their bakery.