Pictured from left Paul Weist, owner, Ashley Stephenson, artist and
Clarice Weist, owner of the Cup and Saucer Resturant "Under the Water Tank" in Downtown Monterey. Photo: Dale Welch/Hilltop
"The Diner" Quilt Squares. They were done from a drawing
by the Weist's daughter, Tammy, who lives in Texas. They are getting them made into a quilt by a friend. Photo: Dale Welch/Hilltop
We chose the name of the “Diner” for our two quilt
squares to represent our restaurant. The two most important people in a restaurant are the cook/baker and the waitress.
We felt that this would make a most interesting and unique quilt. So, one quilt square represents an old-fashioned waitress
cup and saucer; the second one, an old-fashioned baker.
The Cup and Saucer was first started in the late 1940’s and moved to it’s present location in 1954/55.
Through all it’s owners, besides good food, the one thing makes it stand out is the pictures that have been gathered
over the years of the History of Monterey and the surrounding area. From the Tennessee Central Railroad, to the Coal Mines,
Lumber Mills and even the Moonshine Stills, those pictures are on the wall. Our town newspaper editor, Dale Welch has
dubbed the Cup and Saucer as “Monterey’s Unofficial Pictorial History Museum”.
visitors from all over the United States and the world. We keep and maintain visitor’s books that list everyone that
who has come into the Cup and Saucer from other places since we started in 2002.
When your in the area please
drop in and see us, view the pictures, sign our book and enjoy our hospitality.