Best Cafe Resurrection

Banyan Cafe & Catering

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Best Cafe Resurrection

When Banyan Coffee & Tea Company closed suddenly in July of 2011, people wandered up to the window looking confused. Why had this local treasure closed? Most blamed the tumultuous economy, but that was not the case. Owner Erica Allums closed to take time off before her daughter left for college, but now she’s back and better than ever. We are happy for her and our tummies.


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