LELAND — A new breakfast spot is coming to Leland.
Set to open in early March, Farmhouse Kitchen will take over the old Bessie Burger corner location in the Villages at Brunswick Forest.
Tom Tilley, co-owner of the new restaurant with his wife Josephine, said Farmhouse Kitchen will fill a void in Leland.
“It’s growing rapidly and the one thing that we’re desperately missing — and folks talk about constantly here — is the need for a good breakfast,” Tilley said. “We thought we probably had an opportunity and we gave it a shot.”
The mom-and-pop operation will open around 6:30 a.m. and serve breakfast items including omelets, pancakes, chicken and waffles.
“All of the key staples that everyone enjoys in a breakfast,” Tilley said, will make it on the menu.
Farmhouse Kitchen will also offer a light lunch menu with soups, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and desserts.
Tilley said official menus won’t print until a couple months after opening because the restaurant is eager to learn what its customers want. “We want to get as much feedback from the community as possible,” he said.
Locals in the area are ready for what the Tilleys are up to. He said since renovations began, people have popped in to see what’s going on “every minute of every day.”
“We’ve probably got a decent client base already,” he said.
“The meal ticket for an average order should be around 10 bucks,” Tilley said.
Farmhouse Kitchen will be a step up from Waffle House, he said, but still at an affordable price point.
Seating a maximum of 85 people, the breakfast spot has outdoor seating, two rows of booths and two aisles of tabletops. With a liquor license pending, Tilley said he’s planning on setting up a bloody mary bar as things move ahead.
Gearing up for a steady customer base, Tilley said Farmhouse Kitchen has a seasoned staff ready for opening.
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