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Perfect Cheesecake and More at JK's Cheesecake Cafe and Coffee

May 12, 2016 - General -

JK's Cheesecake Cafe and Coffee's Turtle Cheesecake Cheesecakes, chicken salad, fresh made soups, specialty teas, espresso, salad bar and build your own sandwiches; are you hungry yet? Located on Morgan Street right in the heart of Downtown Martinsville, you will find JKs Cheesecake Café and Coffee where you can find all of these items! Plan a lunch date today!

During our visit we were able to try several wonderful items. First, the Wild Berry tea was the tea of the day. It was iced and had a lovely fruity, refreshing flavor. It was summer in a glass! Second, the soup of the day was Broccoli Cauliflower Soup. Every day, they have a different made from scratch soup, this one was amazing so Im sure they all are lovely. The Broccoli Cauliflower Soup was chunky, extremely cheesy and nicely seasoned. It was different than most since they added the cauliflower but it added such a unique flavor. Next course was the Chicken Salad with a side of Pasta Salad. The Chicken Salad was chunks of purple grapes, celery, nuts and chicken on a flaky deliciously messy croissant. The pasta salad was mayo based and nicely seasoned. For sure, everything I would come back and eat again, so far! But the piece de resistance was the dessert...Turtle Cheesecake! Oh my! We got the small piece (which in my book really wasn't super small) and it was just enough for the three of us to split after a large meal. Now I'm a big cheesecake fan and have tried many cheesecakes, this one though, was absolutely perfect in my book! It had just a hint of cheese flavor, not overwhelming, just how it should be and was covered in nuts, chocolate and caramel sauces. Devine! Just between us, even though I was thoroughly stuffed, I was really wishing I had the whole piece to myself. Forget the whole piece, try the whole cheesecake! (I think I have a problem.)

I'm not a coffee drinker but they do have coffees and espressos as well. There is a lovely, homey area in the back of the restaurants for guests to enjoy their coffee or tea while relaxing and chatting with friends on some comfortable couches and chairs as well. Seemed like a great place to come and relax. I can't wait to make another trip to Martinsville so I can have some more tea and cheesecake, especially, from JKs Cheesecake Café and Coffee. Hope you will join me! Note, if you can't make it for lunch, check them out on a Friday night for dinner and live music. Check their website for dates and times before you go as they are only open Friday nights in the warmer months, typically April through November.

Blog written by Ashley Gregory

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