The Down Beat Diner and Crescendo Café inside Sweetwater’s corporate facility serves up fresh food and fine coffee. Both are open to the public and concentrate on serving high-quality, freshly prepared soups, salads and entrees.
According to Jeff Bunting, general manager, the diner uses all-natural, locally grown and locally-raised products as much as possible.
The diner’s menu changes daily. I visited on the crowd favorite, ‘Burger Day.’ This was no fast-food meal. The burger was a fresh, thick and juicy patty. And the fries were hand-cut, crisp and hot. It was easy to understand how they served over 500 burgers that day.
The salad bar spread was the most expansive I’ve ever seen. And the cheesy vegetable chowder was thick and creamy—no high-sodium, imitation cheese product soup. Too, there was an abundance of available entrées.
There is a cold-case cooler as well if you are looking for an ala-carte-style lunch or quick pick-me-up outside of full service hours.
The Crescendo Café’s full menu coffee bar surpasses national shops. Alana Jacquay, manager, served up a rich and decadent, decaf espresso with coconut milk.
The Crescendo also offers impossible to resist treats. All bakery items are prepared fresh and in-house. The raspberry chocolate scone was delightfully light, moist and flaky. The decadent cinnamon roll, at nearly six inches in diameter, was big enough for two or three people.
Visit Sweetwater soon… you won’t be disappointed!
If you go:
550 US Hwy 30 W., Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Breakfast: 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Monday through Friday
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday thru Friday
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