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Features Nantahala Baking & Coffee Co. serves up ribbon cutting celebration

Owners, Jeff Southerland and Jen Fox, family, friends and members of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and chamber masters.The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting celebration at the Nantahala Baking & Coffee Co. located at 335 East Main Street.

Nantahala Baking & Coffee Co. is familyowned and operated by Jeff Southerland and Jen Fox. They wake up early to bring Franklin the freshest, scratch made baked goods made from the purest, simplest ingredients available. Being proponents of local food markets they use local food ingredients whenever they are available. They offer a wide range of baked goods featuring cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins, turnovers, coffeecakes, pies, cakes, biscuits and cookies. In addition to these sweet treats, you can pick up French baguette, French batard and multigrain bread.

Don’t forget the variety of coffees the shop offers. They’ve been getting some of the best coffees in the world courtesy of Boquete Mountain Roasters out of Charlotte. Guatemalan, Ethiopian, Sumatran and Panamanian are just a few of the coffees they’ve been offering. Their house blend, called “Noonday Sun,” is a well-balanced medium roast blend. Come sit and enjoy a hot cup or take a pound of beans for the house.

Multigrain breads are baked on Wednesday and Saturday and French breads are baked on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

In addition to great breakfast items, Nantahala Baking & Coffee Co. offers scrumptious focaccia and stromboli for a quick lunch. Take out or eat in house in the dining area.

The downtown shop is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Saturdays they are represented at both the Franklin and Highlands Farmer’s Tailgate Markets. Franklin’s Tailgate Market is open April through October from 8 a.m. until noon on Palmer Street. The Highlands Farmer’s Market is open June through October from 9 a.m. until noon and is located in the parking lot of the high school.

Great local music is offered occasionally on Saturday evenings. Come on by or give them a call at (828)200-1390.


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