Van’s Pastry Shop @ 956 E Fulton St (near Diamond St) is a swank little coffee & donut shop of the old school persuasion. In fact, you feel kind of like you’ve stepped into a time warp when you walk thru the doors. The classic mid-century americana facade, the neon sign, the model cars and vintage cookie jars on display all add up to a nostalgic experience.
This ain’t no Starbuck’s by any means. You can get coffee, and maybe a hot chocolate if your lucky. they have donuts, not scones. You can get a hot dog or a hamburger for cheap. That’s about the extent of it… cheap, fast, honest…. like something out of an old movie… definitely a cool little spot to hit in G.R.
It’s right next to an Indian restaurant, some cool antiques shops, an art gallery, and a crazy store that sells weird house plants. This is a cool neighborhood that you should make the trip to sometime soon. Make it a priority to stop here next time you hit the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market