Many, if not most, local residents know the story of the Harvest Moon. Those of you who are new to the area or you locals who have not been fortunate enough to dine yet at the Harvest Moon, don’t know what you’ve been missing. So, here’s the story: owner Ginny Kibler loves to cook and her wonderful fresh baked bread quickly became a staple for families all around Cave Spring, Georgia. In 1998 Ginny opened a shop in downtown Cave Spring at the corner of Rome and Alabama Highways. This shop was known as the Harvest Moon Bread Market. Then, Ginny’s dangerous yet prophetic words were spoken. “Why bake bread, when you can make sandwiches?” Following this simple statement, the Harvest Moon Bread Market became a local cafe known for delicious fare and a funky atmosphere.
By 1999, word of this wonderful establishment spread throughout the area. In an effort to satisfy the clamor for her food. Ginny opened a second location in downtown Rome on 2nd Avenue. She quickly outgrew this location and she and her husband, Doc, decided to renovate the historic Fahy Department Store building, located on Broad Street and turn it into the Harvest Moon Cafe we have today. The Renovations took just over a year to complete, and the new Harvest Moon Cafe opened in 2001, serving a full lunch and dinner menu. Later, the patio was expanded to allow for outdoor seating.
The restaurant did not stop growing there! Since opening, The Harvest Moon has added a full-service catering department and multiple event venues for all of your catering and event needs. The restaurant itself includes two wonderful bars, The Dark Side of the Moon Bar and The Moon Roof Bar which regularly have live music. They are wonderful places to hang out with friends, play a little trivia, sing karaoke or just sit and listen to talented local musicians. In addition to these bars the Harvest Moon has four special event venues, The Moon River Room and The Mezzaluna located inside the restaurant, The Vogue located at 247 Broad Street as well as, Broad & Fifth located at 436 Broad Street.
The special event venues are available for corporate or social events. The varying sizes of the spaces allows for the accommodation of groups from 10 in the Mezzaluna to as many as 400 at The Vogue. Whether you are having a lunch meeting or a large wedding, Harvest Moon can provide the venue, the food and planning assistance through the full-service catering department. As you plan your next meeting, wedding, family reunion please give our staff a call. Our catering and meeting professionals can be relied upon to help you with everything from planning the decorations to choosing a delectable menu.