Nosh at Nosh Café

By Jesse Campbell (

Article Published: Oct. 24, 2013 | Modified: Oct. 24, 2013
Nosh at Nosh Café

Sara Proctor prepares to mix flour for a fresh batch of fluffy biscuits to add to Nosh’s breakfast lineup.

Photo by Jesse Campbell

Sara and Matthew Proctor, owners of Nosh Café and Bakery, located next to Capone’s Pizza on King Street, knew they were onto something within their first few days of opening.

“There were no leftovers,” said Sara, who was obviously pleased, but slightly shocked with the restaurant’s warm reception. “We had nothing but compliments.”

Nosh specializes in quick, simple meals, but refuses to let quality fall by the wayside in anything the staff does. All biscuits, sandwiches and cinnamon rolls are made daily from scratch.

While Nosh is the couple’s first restaurant venture, the Proctors are no novices in the kitchen.

Matthew is a former cook at Storie Street Grille in Blowing Rock and is known for his inspired creative streaks.

He recently combined chicken and waffles, a Southern delicacy in its own right, into a slider that he hopes to soon add to the restaurant’s menu, which currently features fluffy breakfast biscuits that is followed up with toasty sandwiches to make the workday a little more bearable.

Sara, on the other hand, is rarely seen without a handful of flour, preparing the next tray of biscuits and rolls.

She previously churned out baked goods under the name of Mrs. Prock’s Bake Shop, which she operated at the community kitchen in Ashe County.

The concept behind Nosh is as simple as the name indicates.

“To me, Nosh means quick snacks and easy food; that’s what we are trying to do,” Sara said. “We wanted to have somewhere where people could come get their food and enjoy the rest of their day without having to spend an hour and a half on King Street.”

The in-and-out model that doesn’t skimp on freshness seems to have caught on with downtown Boone. The breakfast menu features standard American favorites, including bacon, egg and cheese biscuits, biscuits and gravy and a breakfast wrap.

By lunch time, patrons will be enticed with scrumptious entrees served on wheat or sourdough bread sandwiching roast beef, turkey and bacon. A curried chicken wrap and grilled cheese also look to become café favorites.

Nosh is located at 454 W. King St. and is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Sunday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit or call (828) 386-1125.

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