Dahlonega is by no means a foodie town, but surprisingly it has a few gems. One of the gems is Corkscrew Cafe. It was definitely our favorite places to eat while visiting Dahlonega! We actually ate there twice- dinner the first night and brunch before we left.
Corkscrew Cafe is located right off of the square in Dahlonega and is the perfect place to grab dinner and brunch! For dinner, you have quite a few choices with a tapas menu and a dinner menu. The dinner menu features large plates such as duck ,mussels, and even a vegetarian option along with salads and a few small plates and soups. The tapas menu was our choice for the evening so we could try several items. It features items such as manchego-yucca fritters with a roasted green chili sauce, paella risotto fritters, and wild mushroom pate (SOOOOOO GOOD!!!). I can’t forget to mention the brunch menu, with apple pecan french toast and southern brunch staple shrimp and grits, there is no way you can leave town without grabbing brunch.
Our server Tori was amazing! We actually requested her when we went back to brunch and she made sure we were well taken care of both time!
As previously stated we did a tapas dinner and it was definitely not a bad choice. We had the mushroom pate, which was probably our favorite part of the meal, the paella risotto fritters, panko scallops, bacon wrapped dates (#yum), and the piquillo peppers from the appetizer menu. I also had their creme brûlée for dessert.
For brunch, I had the shrimp and grits, which is probably my favorite brunch food of all time. It definitely did not disappoint. S had the sausage biscuit benedict and loved it!
(heads up-alcohol at brunch isn’t available until 12:30pm)
If you find yourself in Dahlonega, make sure you check this place out and ask for Tori!