Have you checked out the Blue Moon Cafe in Waterville Valley? It’s located in the former Waterville Valley Coffee Emporium space on the second level of the Town Square.
I’ve enjoyed eating lunch at the Blue Moon a number of times. I’m not a hot beverage drinker, so can’t attest to their coffees and such, but I really like the relaxed vibe. Lots of big windows in the cafe overlook Corcoran Pond.
The owners have renovated and expanded, creating a new pub-like dining room with a very cool toboggan-topped bar. The cozy mountain decor is thanks to the creativeness of co-owner, Debbie Teal Fries. She and husband, Bob Fries, have added lots of unique personal touches, including an old wooden canoe suspended above the bar, an old travois from Quebec, and pub tables handmade by Bob’s grandson.
The menu is comfort food – nothing too fancy, but not overly ordinary either. The dinner menu includes lobster pie, lamb sliders, create your own noodle bowl. The lunch menu has lobster salad (what I always order!), flabreads, and specialty sandwiches like a sunflower panini, tuscan chicken and a meatball sub.
The owners have done a nice job of morphing the best features of the former Coffee Emporium with a more food-centric menu in a relaxing setting.
Sunday-Thursday – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.