MEDINA, N.Y. - Winston Churchill, Bob Hope and even Al Capone used to get their shirts tailored there. Now, you can have your delicious panini pressed in the very same building.
That's some of the appeal of the Shirt Factory Cafe on W. Center Street in Medina- with history going back into the late 19th century when it was a hotel before being taken over by the Newell Shirt Company. Artifacts from those eras hang on the walls, and the atmosphere of the back room definitely takes patrons back to a bygone era.
The cafe itself opened up in 2007, and current owner Richard Sarrero has been in charge since July 2013. He's working on bringing some eclectic additions to the restaurant- a juice bar, international tastes like sushi- influenced by his New York City experience. But there's still a focus on keeping the shirt factory's heritage intact.
The cafe serves up delicious paninis, headlined by the patron-favorite Bob Hope- turkey, bacon, provolone and red peppers with an Italian mayo spread. There's a constantly rotating menu of baked goods (Richard enjoys experimenting with some unique scone flavors), large coffee variety, and a favorite of Unique Eats- the strawberry-peach mint smoothie, an ideal summertime cooler.
115 West Center Street
Medina, New York 14103
Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 10:00pm