After a 10 year hiatus, Cheffie’s has re-opened in High Point Terrace. Clearly, the restaurant was missed because half of Memphis seemed to be having lunch there during the soft opening yesterday.
It didn’t seem overly packed, though, because the space is so huge. There was plenty of space at the long cafeteria-style tables and at couches. When it’s nice out, there are plenty of tables on the shady patio.
While Cheffie’s has a small menu of classic sandwiches and salads, it’s entirely more fun to choose the “create your own” option. You can have the friendly counter staff pile your custom salad or sandwich with as many toppings as you can take for less than $9.
I chose a half-sandwich, half-salad option. My sandwich was a generous scoop of egg salad on some of the greatest wheat bread I’ve ever had. My notes from yesterday describe it as “stupid fluffy. I had my romaine salad topped with sliced egg, blue cheese, celery, bell peppers, red onions and vinegarette dressing.
It’s worth noting that Cheffie’s has plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items on the menu, and any of the existing sandwiches or salads can be edited to meet your dietary needs.
For dessert, grab one of the huge rice crispy treats, dense hello dollies or home-baked cookies. Once the weather gets a little warmer, I’m going to have a hard time resisting visits to the side counter stocked with gelato, beer and wine.
Given their location in a small shopping center High Point Terrace, Cheffie’s will probably be packed come summer. The restaurant is about a block north of the Greenline, and they share their space with a bicycle repair shop.
Cheffie’s is open daily from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
483 High Point Terrace
Memphis, Tenn. 38122