It’s a hot Saturday afternoon. The sun is shining. Sun Trust Park has a packed house. You are cheering the Atlanta Braves on to a win. You’ve got an ice cold Coca Cola (or your favorite beer) in one hand and the best sausage dog the ballpark has to offer in the other. The Braves are up to bat after securing a no run inning against their opponent and your favorite player just knocked one out of the park! All is right in your world. It’s the best day you’ve had all summer.
But wait… the Major League Baseball season hasn’t started yet. It’s Monday. And if you’re anything like me you’re stuck in the office trying to make it through another long work week.
That scenario I had you imagine is what I experienced on my lunch break today. I decided to stop in at The Train Station Café in Anniston to grab a sausage dog and as I took one bite after another, I was transported to the ballfield on a hot summer day. This dog was fresh and steamy and covered in sautéed onions and peppers. I very rarely eat all of my food, but as I took the last bite of this sausage dog, I threw my hands up in the air, leaned back in my chair, and for a moment I could hear the crowds cheering through the ballpark as my favorite team won yet another game in the season.
While I may be raving about my lunch, I can’t say that’s even what they are most known for. If you mention The Train Station Café most people will tell you about her apples. Yep, I said “apples”. Hear me out here… they are stuffed with cheesecake and various sweets. Deluxe Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Stuffed Apples. Caramel Pecan Pie Stuffed Apples. Turtle Cheesecake Stuffed Apples. Key Lime Pie Stuffed Apples. If that’s not enough for you, she has cake jars, fudge, cupcakes, and DESSERT TACOS!!! What more do I need to say?
I’ve been following The Train Station Café on social media for a year now and other menu items that I’ve seen pop up as specials are BBQ sandwiches, nachos, ribs, chicken salad, and burgers.
Erika Ray, owner of The Train Station Café opened in March 2020, just weeks before the Covid pandemic hit. After being closed for 4 months, Erika knew she needed something special to draw the crowds back in. Her oldest son, Malik, suggested cheesecake stuffed apples and the rest is history. You can follow The Train Station Café on Facebook and Instagram, where Erika posts her weekly and daily specials.