High’s Cafe & Store
The charms of Comfort are many, and one of the best is this mainstay cafe in a historic building on High Street. Restaurants proclaim all kinds of things, but High’s description of itself as a “destination for fresh flavors, friendly service, and community” is spot-on. A natural gathering spot for locals and tourists passing through, the cafe has a bright and cheery interior, with an eclectic assortment of merchandise that includes a handful of used books, greeting cards, goat’s milk body products, and kids’ toys. Outside is a covered porch complete with ceiling fans and a dog-friendly courtyard whose shade is provided by tall trees and colorful umbrellas. As for the food, it may be the freshest for miles around. Start with hummus accompanied by marinated olives and pita or a chip-dip trio featuring a basket of multigrain tortilla chips served with salsas—cilantro-specked red and spicy tomatillo green—and chunky just-made smashed avocado. Salads are bountiful and festooned with fresh fruit and vegetables, savory cheeses, and crunchy nuts (to which a scoop of deliciously mayo-light tuna or chicken salad can be added). Sandwich fillings range from cold meatloaf and pimento cheese to smoked salmon and lump crab, the cake crispy-brown on the edges and planted atop a toasted English muffin with lettuce, tomato, red onion, rémoulade, and capers. Baked goods, beer and wine, and what looks like an amazing breakfast menu (migas, pancakes, granola) make this spot even more enticing.
Drinks: Beer & wine