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Simply Fresh Cafe and Market

The Virginian Pilot
by Irene Bowers
July 13, 2010

Simply Fresh Cafe and Market makes life easier for Town Center residents, and deli dining provides a gourmet experience for those who work and shop in the area.

The family owned and operated business opened late June on Central Park Avenue.

"We are really excited to be in here, providing great tasting food and adding to the quality of life at Town Center," said Bob Wilson, who runs the deli and market with his mother Linda Wilson of Kempsville.

The deli features over-stuffed sandwiches with Boar's Head meats and cheeses, cut to order. Country loaves, multigrain breads and baguettes are freshly baked on premise every morning. Patrons can take out sandwhiches or savor them in the restaurant, which seats 40.

Artisan soups, sides and made to order salads round out the offerings. Breakfast is also available, in addition to lunch and dinner.

Westin resident Joyce Mitchell has found much to her liking.

"The owners are lovely people who make you feel at home," she said. "The food is quite good; I brought guests each time, and everyone was pleased.

Mitchell said she was delighted to discover the market. "I don't drive anymore, so it is wonderfully convenient to have a small grocery store here at Town Center," she said. "They will deliver to residents, too."

The market carries a selection of fine wines and beers, in addition to just about everything a person could need. "We tried to cover all the basics and then some," said Linda Wilson of items that range from sundries to cereals, birthday candles to bread and milk.

Refrigerator cases hold chilled beer and beverages, dairy products, eggs and gourmet cheeses. One shelf is dedicated to locally produced salsas, including Barack Obama Hot Sauce and Botto's marinara sauces.

"We want folks to let us know what they need, so we can provide convenience and service," said Linda Wilson.