"You know, my grandmother used to make this….."

For us, bread&cup is not just about selling food. We believe we are peddling ideas and information, as well. This is one of the things I love about the Farmer’s Markets. Every week we give our community an opportunity to come across a new find they can take home.

I believe we all love to learn something new. We were born with this curiosity. But the speed of life has the ability to wean us off of this nourishment. So when folks slow down and stop by our booth, we see it as a chance to help someone discover a … more »

Making memories

With the opening of bread&cup so close, our family will not be able to take our annual summer trip to Colorado. We’ve made that trip regularly over the last 14 years, when our son was old enough to sit on the back of a bike in a kid seat. The progression from that seat, to a Burley trailer, to the Trail-a-Bike, to both kids having their own bikes is seen in our family photos. While we won’t be taking that trip this year, we have the memories of past excursions to recall.

They say a picture is worth a thousand … more »

Mission Statement

To create an outstanding environment for conversation and reflection through the use of simple, memorable food served by attentive, thoughtful people.

This is our mission statement for bread&cup. Here is a little explanation to two common questions.

Are you encouraging people to sit around and talk?

Yes, for the simple reason that people crave more than food. We need a sense of community and connection. If all anyone needed or wanted was food we would create a drive through and not spend so much on the interior. Our culture loves to dine out for the experience as much as the … more »


We’ve been at the Farmer’s Market in the Haymarket for a month now. I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from people about our opening. The most asked question by far is, “When are you opening?” I wish we had a better answer than “Soon.” We will post it here as soon as we have a definite date. Until then we all have to be patient.

Last night was our first Jazz in June Market. Talk about some fun reactions. I don’t think the general public was expecting a booth of our kind. There was plenty of “state fair” food … more »


I am trying out a new bit of advice that I read recently. The author said that most people go their whole life without raising their head 15 degrees. What he means is, we rarely look up.

I like making every excuse to be outside, especially when the weather is nice. If a restaurant has outdoor seating, I will most likely want to take advantage of it. I don’t mind parking far away at the mall, but in order to walk a little in the fresh air. I even built a screened patio to foil the mosquitoes so my friends … more »