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Nestled in historic downtown Wake Forest, NC, The Lemon Tree Café offers a quaint respite from the average lunch.  The café features freshly prepared fare and a menu that changes daily and also offers catering and prepared meals that can be ordered to take and bake at home. 

Chef/Owner Stacey Moritz  has been cooking since she was a young girl and her passion is nurturing her loved ones with delicious food.  It seemed a natural step to open a café where she could expand her love of cooking and offer her patrons fresh fare with a unique menu that is always evolving.  


We are proud to use locally grown produce, cage free pasture raised eggs and sustainable products whenever possible and we continue to expand our network of those that share this commitment to our community. Our menu features homemade quiches, prepared salads, soups, wraps and sandwiches and some yummy little desserts!  The menu changes daily because it allows us to highlight seasonal ingredients and use them in unique ways, while still keeping some crowd favorites on the menu. 

Blessed with a lovely staff that is all smiles, our goal is to spread sunshine to everyone that walks in our door, whether you dine in the restaurant or take it on the go.  We love our customers and the community of Wake Forest and can’t imagine not being a part of the daily life in our town.   

Our Story

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From the Press



"the lemon bar bites are like sunshine in your mouth"



"best grilled pimento cheese in the triangle, perfect density and just enough kick"



"the staff takes service with a smile to a whole new level, just a real great friendly place with delicious homemade food"  

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