On Saturday, August 1, 2015 I had lunch at the 0-60 Energy Café at 170-11 Delco Plaza, at the intersection of Routes 50 and 522 just east of Winchester near I-81 Exit 313.
Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM; Sunday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. The phone number is (540) 313-4137, and the Web page is www.0-60energycafe.com.
Large signs on the windows advertise Coffee, Smoothies, Expressos, Lattes, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Sandwiches, Panini, and Wraps. The entry door has no vestibule and opens into a room with divided seating. A long counter on your left ends at the ordering and cashier’s station in the back.
The machinery for preparing beverages is against the left wall. This countertop has glass jars showing the twelve types of gourmet tea leaves you can order, and there is a display of coffee beans from Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, or Brazil.
A long counter in the center of this area seats twelve patrons, six on either side, with unique stools adjustable in height. Other seating is available in a lounge area on the right, with two sofas, reclining chairs, and a video screen on the back wall.
A glass-enclosed 'Collaboration Center’ along the right wall requires a reservation. It has a table with ten seats, a high-rise table with two seats, and a conventional table also with two seats.
A door near the front of the left wall opens into the Body Renew Fitness & Family Sports Center in the adjoining suite. This allows its patrons and staff easy access to the café and its offerings. A blackboard menu on the wall behind the service counter lists the hot beverages, iced beverages, and other drinks.
Another blackboard menu on the back wall shows dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; these are primarily salads and sandwiches, including paninis and wraps.
I was looking for a light lunch, and ordered a roast beef sandwich on rye bread, with lettuce and tomato. I don’t drink coffee these days, so the gourmet coffee choices were wasted on me. The sandwich was OK.
I didn’t experiment with their assortment of exotic teas, and just had a cup of unsweetened ice tea. I might sample one of the teas on another visit and also try a panini. I asked about soup, but that wasn’t on the menu.
The 0 to 60 Energy Café was created in mid-January as a place where car enthusiasts can socialize over coffee. It features weekend Cars & Coffee sessions each Saturday and Sunday from 8:00-11:00 AM. I saw several car magazines around the room.
These premises were previously occupied by Christmas Treasures, a year-round store offering gifts and decorations that closed for lack of business. I won’t be a regular here, but I will keep it in mind for lunch from time to time.