Breaking Bread Cafe Opens

By Evelyn M. Coltman | Jun 26, 2013

Bethel has a new restaurant. Steven and Barbara Eaffaldano have opened Breaking Bread Cafe at 6147 Pigeon Rd. in Bethel. They are open at 7am for breakfast with fresh baked goods, chunky sausage gravy with fresh baked biscuits. For lunch their deli carries fresh in house roasted turkey, ham and roast beef for your hoagies, homemade pork meatballs and items like chicken or eggplant parmesan hoagies. The dining room closes at 5 pm but for the customers convenience they stay open for takeout only until 6pm with their lunch menu and dinner items like Lasagna, Chicken Cordon Bleu or German Pork Chops with Apple Sauce Sauerkraut. Make sure to stop by and pick up something on your way home or call 648-3838 to order ahead.

Steven grew up in the restaurant business first in Rochester, New York and then in West Palm Beach, Florida where his father had 3 restaurants. Steven has worked his way from dishwashing as a teen to both kitchen and dining room experience. He has designed restaurant kitchens but his love of cooking keeps him behind the cook line in the business. Steven worked at the Waynesville Country Club when he moved here 20 years ago, then at Pasquale's in Waynesville.

Barbara went to the restaurant school in Philadelphia after high school and has been working in both the kitchen and dining room ever since. Locally she has worked at the SWAG, Waynesville Country Club, Fatz Cafe, and the Savoy.

For the last 10 years they have owned Riverhouse Acres Concession going to festivals and events around both North Carolina and Tennessee. You may have had their food at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Woolly Worm Festival, Asheville Herb Show, Cruso Quilt Show or the Rally in the Valley. They decided to open Breaking Bread Cafe when a restaurant became vacant around the corner from where they live. After years of people asking where their restaurant is, when doing shows they now have a location.