We opened the Centreville Café in September 2003, after a long hot summer of construction. Opening weekend, a hurricane blew out all the electricity -- so instead of sales, we gave all our food away while it was safely packed in purchased ice. The neighbors were terrific and have been our stalwart supporters ever since! Centreville as a community is a beautiful, gentle historic area for any business, and we wanted to create a place for meetings, gatherings, events, visiting doggies and all the good things in life.
Montrachet Fine Foods began in November 2004 as a small outpost for catering and food preparation, with the prior business from Troll of Scandinavia who closed in 2003. Our belief in local ingredients, back to basics recipes and purity of ingredients form the basis for our business.
Exquisite presentation is a vital key of all our food service. Our clients help us daily, so we are very grateful and appreciative of all who have meetings in their “Centreville Office” and let us host parties in evenings and in the garden. We are very proud of our staff – ranging in all ages from 15 to 93, many of whom have been with us for years, through high school and college and into adulthood.
We have worked diligently for a number of prestigious private clients, locally and nationally, in addition to our approvals at several special facilities in the region. We are happy to offer references for corporate and private events at any time. Please check our catering page for some listings of special locations where we work off site, or call us. We love theme events, creative challenges and holiday pressure!
February 12, 2015, the cafe was featured on NBC News 10 . Their feature was, "How To Protect Yourself in Cold Weather", and they filmed cafe staff making hot soups. They also interviewed cafe owner, Susan Teiser, and used the story in clips in the local afternoon news show.
Labor Day weekend of 2013, the Cafe was featured in the New York Times travel section article on "36 hours in the Brandywine Valley". Excerpt from the article:
Here is the link to the article
Beginning Sunday, January 8, 2012, we extended our hours on Sundays until 3pm for all the late risers. We prefer clothes to pajamas, but will bring some new Brunch items to our menu each week – pancakes, stradas, French toast, etc.
During the week, we are open until 7 p.m. and will have more dinner items for your consumption here or take out. Remember you can stop at Collier’s of Centreville for your beverages and have an early dinner here or take foods home each evening!
Dinner offerings are expanded to include light salad main courses and interesting salads each day – stop in and try some from our ‘To Go’ case daily. We are buying from local growers for our greens and veggies and fruit whenever we find high quality foods for you. And we love special requests for picnics or meals to take to the beach so you can relax when you arrive at your vacation home. Ask us to put something special together for you!
We are thrilled to welcome Erica Ferguson to the Café staff! Erica joined us in April 2012 after several years as lead pastry chef in local establishments, including Harry’s Savoy Grill and the Flavour of Britain, in addition to her formal training in Pastry Arts. She has now added ‘barista’ and ‘café staff’ to her resume! If you haven’t met her yet, please come introduce yourself. Her baking is extraordinary, a fine complement to Kathy’s, and she can provide all sorts of special occasion cakes for you including weddings.
Outdoor Dining • Dog Friendly • BYOB • Free Wifi
Get in touch
Corporate/Business orders: Please call us to place your order for a custom delivery of breakfast, lunch, or any meeting needs. 302-425-5808 and ask for Susan or Kathy
Visit the café
5800 Kennett Pike, Rt. 52 Centreville, DE 19807
Hours of operation
Other hours by request – for private groups and parties!
Open 364 days a year—so remember us on holidays for your coffee, latte and breakfast! BYO everyday.