City Cafe hosting benefit buffet for Haiti, Feb. 28

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 3:15pm
By: Michael Boylan

City Cafe and Bakery in Fayetteville is no stranger to lending a helping hand. When Hurricane Katrina struck, displacing thousands of people and destroying homes and cities, the local eatery opened their doors for a Sunday buffet. The event raised close to $7,000. Customers came out in droves to sample the Cajun tinged cuisine and the food vendors donated the food for the buffet, while the servers volunteered their time and donated their tips.

Now, when the people of Haiti need all of the assistance they can get, City Cafe owners Doreen and Jorg Schatte have decided to stage another Sunday buffet with the hopes of it being as well received as the one for Katrina victims.
The Sunday buffet for Haiti will take place Sunday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and the menu will feature a mixture of Haitian and American items.

“The menu hasn’t entirely been planned out yet, but many Haitian dishes include pork, so there will be some pork on the menu,” said Doreen Schatte.

One hundred percent of the proceeds raised at the buffet will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, a charity that the Schatte’s, both members of a local United Methodist Church, trust implicitly. “It was important for us to know that any money we raised would be in good, safe hands.”

Word of mouth has already generated a lot of excitement for the buffet and reservations have already begun coming in.
“We recommend reservations for larger groups, but we will take walk-ins as we can,” Schatte said.

The buffet will be $24.95 for adults and $10.95 for children 12 and under.

City Cafe and Bakery is located at 215 S. Glynn St. in Fayetteville. Phone 770-461-6800 or visit for more information.

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