Grayton Corner Cafe Returns

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  1. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Remember the Grayton Corner Cafe? Good food with all the fixins and half the frills. When the surf was up or the fish were biting the doors were likely closed.

    Well, the Grayton Corner Cafe is back!

    But not in "downtown" Grayton on the corner where it used to be (and wiped out by Opal in '95). The new Grayton Corner Cafe is just north of Scenic 30A on CR 283 in the Mystic Porte shops across the pond from Hurricane Oyster Bar. Previous tenants were Cafe Bouzouki and Haus of Klaus.

    Paul & Bonnie are open soft tomorrow and maybe Saturday, but open Monday for lunch is the plan. Simple and fresh at a reasonable price with a daily homecooked lunch special. Paul says "we'll be open around 11-3 or so". Guess what? He's still casual and still likes to fish. He's as laid back as they come.

    But don't let that fool you, they can cook. Bonnie is the daughter of Doug & Kat of D&K's Cafe. They hope to open one night a week to do a family-style dinner with a set menu. "We'll pass it around and what you get is what you get," says Paul.


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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Best news ever and can't even wait!!! Grayton Corner Cafe!!!
     
  3. Garner

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    Hooray! Love Paul's food.
     
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    This is Great News!
     
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    Fantastic.
     
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    Happy for Paul!
     
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    Now this is good news
     
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    Paul and Bonnie have been wanting to open a restaurant in South Walton for 10 years, and they finally found a spot in Grayton that they liked. Paul was one of the owners of the original Grayton Corner Cafe along with Randall Jones, Doug Krumel, Nicky Frye and Jack Houston.

    So Paul is bringing a lot of favorites back from the old Grayton Corner Cafe and some new ones of his own! Bonnie worked along side of Doug and I at Paradise Alley Cafe (CoCoa Beach) and D&K's Cafe in Grayton so she'll be bringing in family recipes.

    Right now their plan is to start with lunch......then who knows! The main thing they want is to have a place where locals feel at home and tourist feel like locals. One of my favorite things they're doing is a picture wall where people can bring in copies of their favorite memories of Grayton Beach. Thank y'all for spreading the word. We are all excited!!!

    With this thread on SoWal Dining everything's stepped up as far as timing. Yall are still number ONE!

    Officially open in about a week, hours 11-3pm, days Monday-Saturday with possible sundae brunch in the future. Although now divorced, Paul & Bonnie were married for 10 yrs and were friends for 12 years before they were married. They have known each other for 25 years and are good friend still. They have 14 year old twins together and even though they're no longer married they have continued to work together on their dream to have a Cafe in SoWal.


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  9. Kurt Lischka

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    FYI - Paul also is involved at The Caf at Chevron on 98 & 393 - some say the best fried chicken in town.

    At Grayton Corner Cafe, I had chicken & rice with roasted vegetables yesterday - it was so good! I'll be back soon. The home made hot sauce is a treat - it's also for sale to take home - bring an empty whiskey bottle to fill.

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    Thanks for the update Kat. Great hearing from you and hope to see you all soon.
     
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    Grayt lunch today!

    I had the fresh-roasted turkey on just-out-of-the-oven semolina bread with a side of roasted veggies and watermelon.

    Kat's famous Key Lime Pie for desert.

    Outstanding!

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    Shrimp Salad on croissant...

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    I cant wait to recall alot of the memories of the old Cafe..... worked there pre-Opal and again post-Opal.... that shrimp sandwich has my name on it... comin for it Paul....:drool:

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    Lunch today? Fresh mahi with potato salad and squash casserole. Only problem is no room for key lime pie! :sosad: next time...

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    It's very Grayton, and I love it. Sun tea, FRESH ingredients, the gumbo is fantastic. A nice outside covered seating area. I had the turkey club on french; it was excellent.
     
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    I got that Shrimp salad croissant today.....was one of the best lunches I have ever had. I usually never finish a whole sandwich when I go out for lunch but today was an exception.The croissants are undeniably the best I have ever had. Even with all the fixins it was still flaky and crisp on the outside..(was so good I wish I had gotten one to go because I am still thinking I could eat, maybe a half of another right now) Perfect pairing with the organic Peach tea (pretty sure I drank all they had). So glad to see Bonnie and Paul still making the food I love and still so close to home..Thanks guys for the great food and the "Grayt" memories that came back to my daughter and I today. We will be back..
     
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    Wow. This is awesome. Grayton Corner Cafe was my favorite place to go as a kid. I wish I still had my T-Shirt. Maybe I can find an old picture of me there or wearing the T-Shirt....
     

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