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Blue Sky Cafe

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125 West Nelson St., Lexington, VA 24450
+1 540-463-6546
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple little shop with friendly staff. Had the veggie focaccia, which was great. It's essentially a pizza without the sauce.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a bite while on a weekend getaway with my wife. Small place with very friendly staff. The menu has lots if sandwich and salad choices, and they all sound really good. We both got the chicken salad melts, I got the black bean salad for a side and my wife got chips. The food quality is excellent!... More 

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Danville, Virginia, USA
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a late review -- I ate here in August for lunch. My sandwich was delicious and the service was good. We ate in the basement seating area which was a lot quieter. I hope to return again!

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Buchanan, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small, order at counter and seat yourself. Outside picnic tables as well. Very welcoming and quaint. The food is super fresh, beautifully seasoned, and unique. The soups are to die for! The focaccia is delicious and so are the melt sandwiches. The owners work hard to give you something special and they succeed. Prices are quite fair. Great place for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

One of the few places open on Labor Day for a late lunch. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed our sandwiches and salad. The tomato looked like it could have come out of my garden and the chicken salad was piled on. The oatmeal raisin cookie is not to be missed!

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Dallas, Texas and Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a Lexington institution. The line is long at lunch time but worth the wait. We enjoyed the tuna melt and pimento cheese sandwiches at a comfortable outside picnic table. Don't miss the Blue Sky.

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Richmond, VA
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Walked in accidentally, when we were looking for another restaurant. This is walk-in, order, be seated. The lady at the front desk was extremely nice and did her best to accommodate a gluten free request. They did not have any gluten free sandwiches, but she was able to cobble together something which was satisfactory. I had the soup and half... More 

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Glasgow, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Lunch at the Blue Sky is a culinary experience not soon forgotten. I can taste the wonderful bean soup every time I pass the restaurant. The sandwiches are brought to life with herbs and the specials are calling your name. You will love the outdoor seating or indoor ambiance.

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Thank Dot R
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Basked in the sunshine while enjoying a wonderful lunch outside on their picnic tables. If you like quaint restaurants with tasty, homemade food and friendly service that won't break the bank, then this is your kind of place. The veggie melts, veggie focaccia and tomato soup were fabulous. I would definitely come here again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This beautiful little restaurant rests just a stone's throw from the campus of Washington & Lee University. It is a lovely shoppe, with fresh-baked bread/focaccia, homemade soups and delicious sandwiches. The staff was lovely, engaging and efficient. If you are visiting the University or Lexington, you must try their signature chicken salad and the pizza-like focaccia. We loved it and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 West Nelson St., Lexington, VA 24450
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-463-6546

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?