By Linda Hoard
The Vault Coffee House & Wine Bar, 130 W. Prairie St., Vicksburg’s newest restaurant, is a pub-like neighborhood hangout, named for its location in the former bank building.
Owners Clint Powell and Michelle Snook first purchased Boundary Waters Coffee & Cafe in 2011. After learning the ropes of the business, they decided to expand and purchased the former Bank of America building to open The Vault. The larger space offers a beautifully decorated and relaxing environment everyone can enjoy, whether for a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, dinner or an evening of entertainment.
The wine selection and craft beers bring people in; the atmosphere and food bring them back.
Burgers are leading the pack as the most popular food item.
The burger (pictured) is called the Beast because it is big and stuffed with bacon, mushrooms, olives and onions and served with ham on top. Also pictured is a glass of Gonzo’s beer.
Overlooking the water, the patio has become a preferred destination on warm afternoons and evenings. Live entertainment is usually offered four nights a week, from 6 to 10 p.m. but always on Fridays and Saturdays. Tuesday night is Bike Night and there are wine specials every Wednesday night for Ladies Night. A recent Ladies Night offered complimentary massages with the purchase of a bottle of wine. And on Memorial Day, a backyard style cookout was held on the deck to honor veterans.
The Vault offers a full menu, from breakfast to dinner. For breakfast, you’ll find not only breakfast sandwiches and egg dishes, but also several different varieties of crepes. Soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch are followed by a variety of dinner specials.
Several locally brewed beers are on tap, and wines by the glass or bottle. With about 15 different beers on tap, you’re sure to find something for the beer lover in your group. Local breweries on tap include Gonzo’s, Boatyard, Bell’s and Latitude 42.
The Vault’s phone number is 269-649-2069. The Vault opens weekdays at 6 a.m. for breakfast. On weeknights, they close at 10 p.m. or midnight for special events. Fridays and Saturdays, they close at 2 a.m. and Sunday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.