New cafe promotes locally grown foods

BUCKHANNON – A new local restaurant focused on fresh and locally grown foods opened its doors this week in Buckhannon.

The entrance to the 3/4 Cafe is in Trader’s Alley next to the Lascaux Micro-Theater, located across from Dairy Queen on Main Street in Buckhannon.

“I think that it’s all-around a great place for the community,” Manager Raedjio Arrowroot said about the cafe.

Arrowroot said the cafe prides itself in focusing on locally grown foods, and even grows some of its own produce on an acre garden plot.

“We’re really excited about offering small, delightful, fresh, just wonderful dishes,” Arrowroot said. “We’ll focus on using the finest, most high-quality ingredients we possibly can acquire.

“Sometimes that means we make it all in-house, so everything, including our bread, is totally done in-house… it’s just a really great basis for the restaurant.”

Food options include breakfast and brunch with types of food for many different diets, including vegan, vegetarian, French and sandwich options, according to the cafe website. Although much of the ingredients are home-grown, the 3/4 Cafe also purchases produce grown around West Virginia.

“I love food, and I’m really interested in developing a local food system and being part of the farmer economy,” Arrowroot said. “I can work with the farmers.”

The cafe’s business hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.