Courtside Cafe has a great menu to go along with a terrific view

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 8:38am
By: Michael Boylan

The Peachtree City Tennis Center has been a unique local destination since it opened. Over the years it has seen world-class tennis players like Maria Sharapova take to the courts and has also been a top notch place to host local functions. In the past few years, there has also been a restaurant on the premises. The Courtside Cafe has quickly won quite the following with a delightful menu and welcoming atmosphere.

“I really wanted the look and feel of a cafe,” said owner Rachael Davis. In addition to a patio overlooking the tennis courts, the cafe boasts a lot of windows that bring a lot of natural light into the restaurant.

The Courtside Cafe offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The most popular items during breakfast, served daily until 11 a.m., are the “Build Your Own Biscuit,” and the “Build Your Own Omelet,” as well as the yogurt and granola parfait and the old fashioned oatmeal topped with fresh seasonal fruit. The big hits at lunch time are a wide variety of salads, like the classic spinach, Cobb and Caesar, and burgers, as well as the Fried Green Tomato creations all over the menu.

“Our claim to fame is the Fried Green Tomato BLT,” said Davis, adding that the sandwich is prepared with her special recipe for pimento cheese and includes sweet potato chips. Other dishes with fried green tomatoes include a Fried Green Tomato Salad and a Fried Green Tomato burger.

The cafe also features a daily soup made from scratch and top quality, oblong bread that makes for a larger portion.

“Only the best ingredients will do for our customers,” Davis said.

Davis started baking as a child and won a Girl Scout cooking competition at the age of seven years old with her recipe for a coffee cake. Her favorite dessert creation these days is her Triple “C” chocolate cake, although other popular desserts include a coconut cake, a strawberry shortcake and a homemade banana pudding.

The Courtside Cafe offers a dinner special every Friday night and has catering and banquet facilities. They can seat up to 80 people inside and 40 people courtside.

“We have a flexible menu for catering and will do our best to work with your budget,” Davis added.

Davis has received a lot of positive feedback on the cafe and the menu with patrons often noticing the extra effort that is being made with the food and service. The cafe already has its share of regular customers and with all the positive word of mouth there are more “regulars” every day.

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Submitted by cafe_fan on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 3:02pm.

Why has the Courtside Cafe closed?

Submitted by Split Decision on Wed, 01/02/2008 - 12:55pm.

The Courtside Cafe sounds interesting, if you've dined there, please post and let us know what you thought.

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