North Macon eatery has new name, new menu

The fondue restaurant on Northside Drive in Macon has added to its menu to appeal to more customers, and changed its name to something a little more catchy.

The former Fondue — a dining experience, which opened in 2007 at 3780 Northside Drive, is now the Nowhere Café, said co-owner Sandy Taylor.

The restaurant will continue to serve fondue Thursday-Saturday with 24-hour reservations, Taylor said.

“With the economy the way it’s going, we’re trying to reach a bigger market,” he said.

The lunch menu with burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups will be carried over into the evening along with dinner meals featuring pork chops, fish, chicken and steak with side items, he said. Also a meat and two vegetable meal has been added to the lunch menu.

Lunch prices range from $5.50-$8 and dinners run $6.50-$20, Taylor said. Fondue meal prices have been lowered a little and cost about $30-$35 for four courses for two people, or $14 a couple for either cheese or chocolate fondue. Happy hour has been added, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Plans are to be open for lunch Saturday and for Sunday brunch.

Some renovations have been made inside including adding a U-shaped bar and knocking down some walls to make the restaurant more open, Taylor said.

As the owners were considering changing the name they thought of holding a contest, and planned to hang a banner announcing it. But when the artist doing the artwork for the sign suggested the Nowhere Café, it stuck, Taylor said.

“Then people could ask: ‘Where are you going?’ Nowhere. ‘Where have you been?’ Nowhere,” Taylor said. “You won’t forget it. People might laugh about it, but they would remember it.”

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.