Sperryville Trading Inc. was founded April 21, 2016. Our Cafe opened February 21, 2017.

The original building, built in 1970, went through a complete renovation with a new kitchen, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing necessary to open our Cafe and Market.  

Both Eric and Janet Tollefson, owners and operators, designed, planned and executed the improvements to the building and opened the doors on February 20, 2017. We both left our full time careers and opened the new Cafe at the base of Shenandoah National Park – essentially the last place to grab a bite to eat before you enter Shenandoah National Park.

Owner and Director, Eric Tollefson.

A portion of the original building (see below) was demolished because the building was beyond repair. Known as “The Parkway,” this was a gas station with a walk-in cooler where Many locals met at the store to fill-up their pick-up trucks with gas, grab a cold drink, and talk to their fellow neighbors.  

For many years, “The Parkway” was a gathering place to catch-up on happenings.  Sperryville Trading Cafe and Market would like to carry that tradition forward.

The Parkway – This was the original building which was taken down during the remodeling.

A covered deck was added to the cafe portion building to support additional outdoor seating.

A new front deck was added for outdoor seating.
Sperryville Trading Cafe – Picture taken October 2018

Shortly after opening the cafe, there was a desire to obtain the perfect brioche bun for the fresh beef burgers.  Moving Meadows Farm of Culpeper, Virginia the baker of the fresh organic bread used in the cafe, developed the “perfect” hamburger bun for our locally sourced grass fed beef.  

Moving Meadows Farm found the the perfect bun recipe and Sperryville Trading adopted the new bun for hamburgers, chicken, and BBQ sandwiches.  The grass-fed beef combined with the new bun has been a huge success.

Sperryville Trading Inc. was founded April 2016.  The Café and Market opened for business February 2017 serving breakfast and lunch. 

We are open all year round. Please stop by and give us a visit.

Eric & Janet