I had a meeting with a client in Franklin yesterday- when lunch time came, he suggested heading out in the snow. His list was full of chains. I had to ask him three times- before he thought of an independent place.
He couldn’t remember the name- but called it a “sandwich shop” and that it was right next to NY NY (the strip club).
When we pulled up and went in- I was surprised to find a really nice little place with a wood fired stone oven for pizza.
It’s called Matera Caffe and they do breakfast lunch and dinner- but- considering they open at 8 for breakfast on Tue- Fri and 9am on Sat. and are closed on Sunday and Monday- I don’t think they’ve cracked the breakfast code.
Check their site for details-1219 East Second Street
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone: 937.550.9565 Matera Caffe.
They do super sandwiches- and make their own “Saratoga chips” which are served hot and fresh out of the fryer- potato chips- with a fancy name.
The pizza I had was good too- my favorite is still Pomodori’s Pizza in Clifton- but, that’s a haul.
They’ve been open since June of 2010- and I’d not heard about it. Try it- and then share your opinions in the comments.
Just remember- it’s the local restaurants that give us flavor- support them.