Smithfield Gourmet Café

Join us for breakfast with friends, lunch while browsing our shops, or dinners filled with conversation & laughter. It’s the go-to restaurant for locals and visitors to Main St.

Hand-selected produce, our on-premise bakery, world-class dishes, and homemade favorites all with the freshest ingredients are among the many reasons the award-winning Smithfield Gourmet Bakery & Café has been a treasured part of Historic Smithfield for over 25 years!


Start your day in our charming, historic building enjoying our baked goods, freshly made on premise. Traditional favorites and local infusions are landmarks of our breakfast time!

With “Bakery” in our name, you know your breakfast or brunch will be a treat for the senses… filling, fresh, and comfort on a plate! The fluffiest pancakes, richest and lightest french toasts, freshly made danishes and rolls, country ham, eggs, bacon and more are all made to order from our breakfast menu.  Choose from our always-freshly brewed selection of coffees or teas or fresh juice to jump start your day.


Savor your midday meal surrounded amazing tastes and excellent service. Whether you are leisurely enjoying all Smithfield has to offer or meeting a colleague for a bite, we have the perfect menu for you. Pressed for time but want real food, really good real food? Our full lunch menu is available for takeout.

Our sandwiches and paninis are served on bread made right here on a daily basis. Flavorful soups and the freshest salads start you off or provide one on their own abundant meal. Try any of our amazing sandwiches, juicy burgers, or mouth-watering locally sourced entree selections and you’ll see why we’re a favorite lunch spot for locals and long-term visitors.

Top off your meal with a freshly-made indulgence from our selection of cakes, pies, pastries and more. We offer year-round favorites as well as seasonal selections perfect for each sweet tooth!


Our charming café and excellent selections are the perfect backdrop for dinner in downtown Smithfield. Join us whether in town for a concert, enjoying time with friends, or having a romantic night out.

Our full dinner menu is the perfect balance of casual favorites from our daily service and exquisite seasonal creations from our chef. You’re assured of tastes you’ll savor and an ambiance that speaks of Southern hospitality whether inside or outdoor dining on the patio on scenic Hayden’s Lane. Private dining options are available for groups and special events!

Attentive service and our historic backdrop mean you enjoy free-flowing flavors and conversation… just be sure you leave room for one of our decadent pastries, cakes, pies, or homemade desserts.

Click the image below for a sample of our most recent creations!

Café Dining

Join us for breakfast with friends, lunches while browsing our shops, or dinners filled with conversation and laughter.

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Wow! Drove down from Northern Va. to visit family outside of Smithfield and my teenage niece recommended this Cafe for our family lunch. What a super recommendation!!! Our waitress was attentive, helpful and very positive. We had a large group and she handled our orders, refills etc. with great patience and professionalism. The food was incredible!! Our group all ordered different things and everyone was thrilled with their orders!! Tasty, fresh and generous portions!! We were very impressed that the chef came and checked to make sure we were happy with our food!!  The decor and ambiance of this Cafe were wonderful!! The Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe is definitely the place to go if you want incredible food, caring service, and great atmosphere!!!

Trip Advisor reviewer, Smithfield visitor, serial exclamation mark user. We get that a lot.