Council House Café
This building was a meeting place for Greenwood LeFlore, last chief of the Choctaw Indian Nation east of the Mississippi, and his chiefs during tribal negotiations. The cabin is a picturesque piece of the past. It is a 17-by-17-foot structure built of white oak logs hewn to fit with broadax and adze. It was constructed around 1820 and donated in 1967 to French Camp Academy. The cabin was restored as a Bicentennial project of staff and students. Its logs came from the property of George P. Ritchey near Carrollton, Mississippi, and it now serves as a small eatery for travelers on the Trace as well as locals. The Council House Café provides training opportunities for the students of French Camp Academy and profits are used to fund scholarships for deserving young people attending FCA.
The Council House Café, owned and operated by French Camp Academy, offers guests a great place to eat, either inside the rustic dining area or while enjoying the view outside on the deck or on the lawn beneath the oaks. Try one of our generous-size sandwiches, homemade soups or crisp salads. You can finish with either our famous Mississippi Mud Cake or bread pudding.
We are open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Made on French Camp homemade white or sorghum wheat bread, baked fresh daily!
Whole $7.00 | Half $5.00
Meat Choices: A mountain of thinly sliced ham, smoked turkey, Cajun roast beef, or any combo, served with lettuce tomato, mayonnaise, and a side order of chips. For just $0.50 extra, add savory bacon or American cheese. Each additional combo meat - $0.50.
The Famous “Big Willie” BLT
Travelers up and down the Natchez Trace rave about it!! Made with 10 pieces of crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, and the one-and-only Council House spicy garlic mayonnaise, served with a side order of chips.
Choice of meat or peanut butter and jelly, with chips.
Natural winners, whether you want a snack or a full meal!
Sweet and crunchy! Broccoli florets, southern pecans, crispy bacon, flavorful onions, combined with our sweet, tongue-tingling house dressing, topped with diced fresh tomato and served with toasted homemade bread. A bed of crisp lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, cheese and sliced egg, topped with turkey or ham.
Regular $5.75 | Small $3.50
A crispy bed of fresh lettuce and tomatoes, bacon, cheese, and sliced egg, topped with your choice of turkey or ham, and served with seasoned toast points. Pick a dressing from Ranch, Thousand Island, Italian, our homemade garlic mayonnaise, sweet onion-pecan, or oh, my! honey mustard.
Tasty Homemade Soups
Our version of satisfaction!
Aww, go ahead! Try our soothing, hot and creamy Ann's Potato Soup today, and come back tomorrow for Martha's Black Bean Soup or French Camp Chili with flavor that will dance across your tastebuds. Served with toasted homemade bread or crispy crackers.
Large $4.50 | Small $3.50
Desserts "to Die For"
Your opportunity for earthly bliss. Don't pass it up! Both are homemade right here, but the ice cream is "sto-bought".
Mississippi Mud Cake
A real Southern delight, made with chocolate, pecans and marshmallow.
$3.00 | a la mode $4.00
Mouthwatering Bread Pudding
Decadent with our own golden-rich caramel sauce.
$3.00 | a la mode $4.00
Vanilla Ice Cream – 2 scoops
Sweet and Unsweet Tea, Coffee (with refills)
Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Sprite Zero
Be Not Forgetful to Entertain Strangers: For Thereby Some Have Entertained Angels Unaware. – Hebrews 13:2
Take-out orders may be called in at (662) 547-9860. Those placing more than 10 orders are encouraged to call a day in advance. Tour buses welcomed! We accept cash, check, all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
When you’ve finished your meal at the Council House Café, a short walk will take you to the last point in the Historic District, the Log Cabin Gift Shop, to pay for your meal.
Our renowned French Camp homemade bread has been a tradition of FCA for over 50 years. Visitors to the Welcome Center Bakery can often see Miss Annie making this famous white yeast bread. The preservative-free bread is used for all of our Council House Café sandwiches and can also be bought from the Log Cabin Gift Shop. In addition to making good sandwiches, our bread serves as a means of expressing gratitude to those who support French Camp Academy.
For more information on the FCA Bread Program, call (662) 547-6482 or e-mail email@example.com.