LONDONDERRY — Talia's Breakfast & Eatery has been dishing out breakfast and lunch for a year now, but the restaurant venture was a long time coming, owner Elissa Frost said.
Frost and her husband, Christopher, have a longstanding history in the restaurant business, but this is the first one they have opened themselves.
Located right off Route 102 at 44 Nashua Road, the Frost family is dedicated to serving fresh and creative meals.
Thick-cut French toast stuffed with fruit and homemade cream cheese filling is one of the most popular menu items, Frost said.
"Everything is really good," she said, "and it's not just because I'm biased."
A combination of regulars and first-timers fill the intimate space for all-day breakfast or lunch, which starts at 11 a.m. every day.
In keeping with their goal of providing customers lots of options, they feature a gluten-free menu and daily specials.
As the seasons change, so do some menu items. Spring-inspired smoothie flavors, like strawberry and mango, are now available.
"The customers are great and a lot of them keep coming back," waitress Brittney Cheney said. "It really is like a big family here."
Overlooking diners is a picture of Talia, the Frost's 3-year-old daughter.
"We named the restaurant after her because this really is a family business," Frost said. "We make an effort to accommodate families and their little kids. We have an area by the entrance for kids to play when they have to wait for a table."
Catering has been available since Talia's opened, but with a year of experience under their belts, they are looking to ramp it up more than ever.
Corporate meetings, birthday parties and showers are some of the events they catered.
In an effort to serve the community in more ways, they started offering brown bag lunches.
"You stop by in the morning and order a sandwich or soup, too, and we pack it up in an actual brown paper bag for you to bring to work or school or anywhere," Frost said. "It's a 'let our family serve yours' mindset."