Let me just begin this one with this. Don't ever just listen to what somebodies says, always do your own investigations. Sometimes..........heck, a whole lot of times, people simply don't know what they're talking about. I've been living in Augusta, Ga for little more than a year now. Living in a place can be like a relationship sometimes....an unfaithful relationship. After a while a man just starts getting wondering eye's. I had eating in a lot places in Augusta and I must admit my eye's as well as my taste buds, have started to look else where. I've been checking out all my options. I've taken quick trips to Evans, N. Augusta, and near by small towns. I've taken day trips to Columbia, Charleston, Atlanta and Savannah. But there was one option I let some random person talk me into over looking. An option that ain't too bad on my pockets. It takes gas money to get to my options, and just like a relationship, some of them can be pricey.
Downtown Aiken, SC. Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Augusta. For a whole year I did not step one foot in this place. Yesterday I decided to change that and I'm glad I did. As always, my partner in crime, the misses accompanied me for the trip. We explored around for a while, there were a lot of nice little areas, but it was getting about that time. I am a food explorer it was time to discover what I had came for. The both of us had a hankering for something sweet, and this place looked like to the perfect place to stop by.
Desserves specialty bakery & more. There is nothing like that waft of pure deliciousness that hits your nose when you open a door to place that is doing something very right. There were a lot of great options to choose from, but I already knew what I wanted. The red velvet cupcakes had been basically screaming my name.
This best sums up my experience when taking my first bite.
The both of us went to war with those cupcakes and after completely destroying them we decided it was time for the main course. Didn't take us long at all to find where to get it either. We found our destination right beside Desserves.
The New Moon Cafe. The inside and outside had nice vibe to it. On top of that everything is made with fresh local ingredients. Fresh local produce, local meats, and bread baked in the store. We looked over the menus and decided to go with the "The Dr. John". Cajun roast turkey with sharp cheddar, muenster, tomato, and fresh spinach leaves.
My meal was delicious, you can really tell the difference between carved turkey and preprocessed slices. The turkey on this sandwich was the real deal. the muenster set it off. I don't know what they sprinkled on the tomato but I could have ate it by itself. It was a meal that satisfies you, with out making you feel like you have to run 8 miles immediately afterward to burn it all off. My only bone to pick is that I feel that the drink should have been included and not extra. That being said I definitely would go back. Next time I'll try some of their desserts.
The misses, myself, and my stomach thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Aiken. If you ever in the Aiken, SC/Augusta, GA(learned after my visit that Augusta has a new moon cafe as well) area, and your looking for a light but satisfying meal. I definitely recommend you stopping by The New Moon Cafe, and for those of you with a sweet tooth, Desserves has what you need.
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