Behind the food

Dragonfly Tea Room | Behind the Food

A handsome Victorian house built in 1901 houses one of the liveliest lunch spots in Canal Fulton in its former living room. The Dragonfly Tea Room, which opened in 2011 at 116 Canal Street S, is popular for its menu of what owner Tiffany Craney calls “Southern tea house cooking.” The cozy setting, with lace curtains and loads of teapots, has plenty of period charm. And the Dragonfly offers popular monthly events for kids.

Refuge of Hope

One hears plenty about the lively restaurant scene in downtown Canton, but the busiest dining room downtown is a different kind of operation. The meal ministry at nonprofit organization Refuge of Hope serves hot meals seven times a week to the community, free of charge.