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Foster's Chapel Hill to become The Root Cellar
8/21/2014: .
Owners Sera Cuni and Susan White today announced a new name for Fosters Market Chapel Hill. Their popular café and community gathering space will become The Root Cellar Café & Catering the first week of September. Customers can expect the same core breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with some new items and expanded service. The Root Cellar will serve breakfast until 2pm, feature blue plate lunch specials and put more emphasis on dinner service and off-site catering.  

“The one thing we didn’t want to do was strip away the food that we’ve come to be known for and that our customers love,” says Chef and General Manager Cuni. “These additional offerings, along with our already-popular Farm Dinners, give us more opportunities to show our customers that The Root Cellar is more than just a breakfast and lunch spot.”

The name change is an homage to the rich and prosperous past and a celebration of the future that will include the basic tenets Foster’s Market was founded on: fresh food, local ingredients and a commitment to local farmers and community.

“For us, “root” perfectly illustrates our commitment to use fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and our promise to customers to deliver scratch-made food daily,” says co-owner and Marketing Manager White. “ Plus, we have been rooted within this community for more than 15 years.”

Foster’s Market Chapel Hill has been a popular gathering spot in the Chapel Hill community since 1998 when Chef and Cookbook Author Sara Foster first opened the restaurant as an expansion of her original Durham location.  Cuni was hired as Kitchen Manager in 2006 and became General Manager two years later. She and her partner White purchased the market in January 2013.

The Root Cellar Café & Catering is located at 750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in the Midtown Market shopping center in Chapel Hill. They are open 7 days a week, 7:30am – 8:00pm. For more information, visit