An Elkins resident and her family are getting the opportunity to start a business they have always dreamed of opening.
Barbara Fuhrman retired after working in the medical field for 42 years, and has opened a restaurant in Elkins.
"I have always wanted to have my own restaurant," Fuhrman said. "My husband Jack, and my family have now opened 'Hometown Cafe.'"
The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart
Elkins has a new restaurant offering breakfast and lunch, plus home-made cakes, cookies, scones, cupcakes and cinnamon rolls. Hometown Cafe, located at 301 Third St., offers down-home cooking prepared by Barbara Fuhrman, her daughters and granddaughter. Amber Ketterman, left, chats with waitress Jessica Plum.
The new restaurant is at 301 Third Street and Fuhrman's two daughters and granddaughter also work there.
"We have all lived in Elkins all of our lives," Fuhrman said. "My grandfather was one of the first barbers around."
The interior of Hometown Cafe is decorated with historical photos of the area and country decor.
Down-home cooking at Hometown Cafe includes breakfast foods, sandwiches, home-made soups, chili and fresh brewed coffee using 100 percent Columbia ground coffee beans. Biscuits and gravy is their special breakfast food. Hometown Cafe also offers fresh-baked cookies, scones, cupcakes and cakes.
Patron John Gadd said the food and coffee at Hometown Cafe are great.
"The coffee is the best in town," Gadd said. "I ordered a cinnamon roll the other day. It was so big it needed wheels."
Hometown Cafe is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, it is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"We are also open in conjunction with ON?TRAC First Friday," Fuhrman said. "We will offer special dinners on those dates."
Fuhrman said she hopes everyone will stop in to Hometown Cafe.
"You may enter as a stranger," Fuhrman said. "But you will leave as a friend."