A few months ago, Hug-Hes Cafe opened their doors over in the Target shopping area in Centerville. Since it’s opening, we’ve heard rave reviews at the food, the service and the atmosphere. It’s taken us that long to plan a date there but I’m happy to say that we finally did and we loved it so much that we can’t wait to go back! The atmosphere is perfect for date night and their food is unique and delicious. I’m confident that this will be a regular date night location for the two of us.
Where: 330 N Marketplace Dr Ste 100, Centerville
Cost: ~$10 per person
The first thing that impressed me when we walked into Hug-Hes was the decor and the atmosphere. Everything was decorated very modern and classy. There were gorgeous lights hanging from the ceiling and a beautiful wood wall in the back of the bar area with their logo on it. We were led to a table and our waitress came out and suggested that we sit at the table next to it so that we weren’t right next to the noisy kitchen. I was grateful that she made the suggestion for us to move before
I have a weakness for Spinach Artichoke Dip so we decided to start with that. Their dip has a unique flavor to it but it was really delicious and I enjoyed it on top of both the toasted ciabatta bread and the tortilla chips. This is definitely worth getting if you’re extra hungry and need something to start off your meal with.
If you’re not sure you’re hungry enough for an appetizer but do want something to hold you over until your food is ready, Hug-Hes has you covered! Everyone gets to start their meal out with the famous Beer Bread and their butter with that delicious fruit (cherry, strawberry, cranberry?? I can’t remember which one) spread mixed in. It’s unique and delicious and amazing and definitely worth taking a bit of your meal home with you if you fill up on bread.
Trying to decide what to order was really hard. Literally everything on their menu sounded amazing and I couldn’t decide which menu item I wanted to try the most. I ended up going with the Hawaiian Burger and did not regret my decisions one bit. If you haven’t had a burger at Hug-Hes, you are missing out!!!! Their burgers are seriously delicious and cooked to perfection. My burger was topped with grilled ham, pineapple and tangy Hawaiian sauce. The only downside was that it was so big and messy that I had to eat it with a fork, but honestly, that is nothing to really complain about because the flavor was outstanding! And their waffle sweet potato fries, oh man, they really hit the spot.
My husband chose to order a classic, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and it did not disappoint either. Hug-Hes makes their cheesy alfredo sauce from sratch and tops the dish with some amazing grilled chicken. I couldn’t help but steal a few bites of his meal because it was so yummy!
After all of the delicious food we ate, we did not have room left for dessert, but I couldn’t help ordering a piece of their homemade English toffee to take home and try later. Toffee is one of my favorite treats and theirs was really delicious!
I can’t wait to go back and try so many more things on the menu. Some of the top dishes on my list are BBQ Pork Boneless Ribs, Portobello Chicken, Prime Rib Salad and the Chicken Salad Croissant. But if I’m being honest, almost every single thing on their menu is on my “to try” list. I guess we’ll be heading here for a lot of date nights in the coming year!
What’s your favorite thing on the menu at Hug-Hes?