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Banner Elk Cafe and Espresso Lodge

Banner Elk, NC | American, Breakfast, Deli and Cafe, Italian, Mexican, Pizza, Seafood | Price Range: $$

Serves: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Price Range: $$


Located downtown beautiful Banner Elk. Come check our friendly and quaint corner of the world. We offer two restaurants and an ice-cream shop all connected by four outdoor or covered patios. nestled on our little corner in Banner Elk. The Lodge Espresso Bar and Eatery, friendly coffee-house atmosphere with a smoothie bar, fresh bakery, and gourmet food. Serving, delicous salads, seared Tuna, pizzas, pastas, and wraps. Best Bloody Mary and Cadlillac Magaritas in town. Dine in our friendly coffee house atmosphere or sit on one of the patios. Take out is also available. Of course if grabbing a quick cup of joe and a fresh baked muffin is more your speed there is a Barista inside baking fresh treats everyday. The Banner Elk Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Great food, ranging from eggs bendict to big, juicy burgers. For the healthy and weight conscience we offer grilled mahi and chicken sandwiches, salad bar, and homemade daily specials. Dinner nightly offering: Ribs, Steaks, Fish and always fresh and creative specials and from our talented Chef. Patios are large enough to entertain parties, great for group functions, rehearsal dinners & bridal luncheons.


BE CAFE Mon - Thurs: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm 

Fri - Sat: 7:00 am - 10pm

Sun: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

We have local musicians playing on the patio every Saturday 6-10pm.  



Contact Restaurant

324 Shawneehaw Avenue
Banner Elk, NC 28604

(828) 898-4040

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 Live Music Saturday nights from 6-10pm on the heated patio.

Upscale food in a casual and fun atmosphere!!!

The Place to BE in Banner Elk....Come discover Banner Elk's best kept secret!!

November 18th Diana Wilcox 5:30-9:30pm
November 25th Josh Perryman 6-10pm
December 2nd 3-4pm Tom Pillion (Cookie decorating party)
December 2nd Vintage Band 6-10pm
December 9th Diana Wilcox 6-10pm
December 16th Josh Perryman 6-10pm
December 23rd Tom Pillion 6-10pm
December 29th Diana Wilcox 6-10pm
December 30th Josh Perryman 6-10pm




Great Menu, so many choices and everything we had was good!! We went in three times in three days.  Very cool atmosphere.  The friendly lady in the bakery was cooking fresh desserts while we were there and they smelled so good,  we had to take some with us. Super friendly staff, the servers remembered us and how we like our coffee.  Highly recommend the Lodge for a cozy hometown atmosphere.  The Gallaghers....St. Augustine, FL 

Really good breakfast.
A Denny's style breakfast, but much better.
Highlights: hash-browns, cheese grits, pancakes.
Nice service and a big ol' booth.
Happy start to the day."
-Michelle C. Miami, FL

"Stopped in for lunch after snowboarding. They have a great burger and service to match. I had a piece of chocolate cake that was made on site. Great restaurant for american food and I hear their breakfast is excellente."
-Chriss F. Atlanta, GA

Spring Specials at the Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge Espresso Bar & Eatery

Saturday : Music on the Patio 6-10pm 

*Specials and discounts may not be combined with any other offers.

Every Saturday 6-10pm music on the patio.

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