“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child
Monday, May 1st marks the start of Antipasti Mondays, new lunch programming from The Factory Café. We’re easing into the week with a limited, curated menu and pre-packaged, easy to-go offerings. While the hot kitchen will be closed on Mondays, the café will create a unique dining experience with sustainably sourced, quality ingredients.
Antipasti Mondays are the café’s own version of the traditional light Italian meal. The selection of offerings allows you to build your own meal and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at The Factory with a picnic-style feel. The menu selection includes the following salads with optional mini ciabatta loaves:
- Gram Perkins’ Egg Salad—Made with farm eggs from Bluewater Creek Farm and St. Florian Fiber Farm, 14-day pickles, and homemade lemon aioli
- White Barbeque Chicken Salad—A regional favorite with all natural chicken from Joyce Farms and our own house made white sauce
- Zach’s Pimento Cheese—Café chef Zach’s famous pimento cheese with a homemade garlic aioli and pimento peppers
We’ve also sourced quality products from other purveyors: fermented vegetables, kimchi, curtido, and sauerkraut from Harvest Roots; small bites and snacks like Bacon’s Heir Pork Rinds (Natalie’s favorite); and an assortment of olives and cheese. Desserts include cake balls and oatmeal chocolate cookies. Beverage offerings include The Factory Blend coffee, bottled Milo’s Sweet Tea, Fentiman’s Botanically Brewed Sodas, wine by the glass, and regional craft beer. As the programming grows, expect new products.
Lunch service hours stay the same on Monday from 11am – 2pm, and the Daily Menu will also remain the same from Tuesday – Saturday. You can find the current Daily Menu posted here and updated daily.
The Factory Café will be available for catering on Mondays—and every other day of the week. Large parties can be accommodated with the regular menu on Mondays, but we must have a week’s prior notice. Contact Anne Ryan, our Events Coordinator, at 256.701.8667 for catering requests or to make a group reservation.
Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630
Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Monday – Friday: 11am – 2pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm