Serving hours in the café coincide with regular operating times for the museum. This generally means a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. But the café also tends to be open the first Sunday of the month, albeit for a shorter stretch of time than usual.
Specifically, the café typically accommodates late morning to late afternoon eaters. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Additionally, the café welcomes First Sunday Brunch visitors an hour later, at noon, on the first Sunday of the month.
Norah's Café typically closes 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. But the convenient, previously mentioned schedule entails two exceptions. On the first Friday of the month, the café and the museum host Art By Night. On the first Sunday of the month, the café offers its First Sunday Brunch. The café consequently welcomes customers until:
- 8 p.m. on first Fridays;
- 3 p.m. on first Sundays.
What particularly draws customers to repeated visits of Norah's Café are the atmosphere and the menu. In terms of the environment, the café gives a comfortable but dignified, spacious impression. It has ceiling-to-floor windows and light-colored fixtures and furnishings. It looks onto a terrace that functions as an outdoor seating area during Roanoke's generally agreeable weather. But whether indoors or outdoors, seating provides diners with views of Roanoke's historic architecture and Mill Mountain vista. The view inevitably will inspire diners to amble through the Market Square neighborhood in which the café and museum are located.
In terms of menu, Norah's Café allows guests to choose among hand-crafted salads and sandwiches as well as homemade desserts and soups. It also lets visitors select from adult, children's and express items. Drink options will include:
- Bottled alcohol (domestic and imported beers, red and white wines);
- Bottled fruit juices;
- Bottled water;
- Coffee and tea.