Neighborhood Eats: Blue Sky Cafe
Blue Sky Cafe is a colorful family spot in Fletcher that's been whipping up creative food for the last 15 years.
The eclectic decor will leave you feeling sunny, no matter the day.
"It's always a sunny day in Blue Sky Cafe," owner Julianna Pletcher said, reciting the cafe's motto.
Julianna and Mark Pletcher opened the restaurant in 2002 and haven't looked back, but that doesn't mean things haven't changed over the years.
"Fletcher was really small. It was only two lanes, it wasn't five lanes yet," Julianna recalled. "And it's grown a lot, and we've kind of grown with the community."
Back then, the Pletchers had small children, which is just one of the reasons why Blue Sky is so family friendly. Features like the drive thru window are aimed at making it easier for families to get food on the go.
"If you order ahead, you can just pull up to the window and pick it up," Julianna explained. "It makes it real convenient for families so you don't have to unbuckle everybody and come in."
As for the food, customers are sold.
"The food is amazing," customer Carrie Adams said. "The food is fresh, there's great variety. We eat the wraps, my husband gets the wings, patty melts are great."
Blue Sky Cafe has dozens of regulars and Julianna chalks it up to those first early days.
"When we opened in 2002, we weren't very busy because Fletcher was still small, and we were new, and we actually had time to come and sit and talk with folks as they ate," she remembered. "And a lot of those people are still customers."
That sense of community isn't lost on customers.
"The same people have waited on us for years, and they're friendly," Adams said. "And I see them out in the community, which is great."
It's just one of the many reasons to visit Blue Sky.
"We put a lot of love into our food, and I think that comes across in how people perceive it," Julianna said.
Blue Sky Cafe is located at 3987 Hendersonville Road in Fletcher. They are open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (they're open until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday).