Brunch at the Merc serves southern comfort, scratch-made fare for breakfast and lunch with house-roasted, Open Road Roastery, coffee. Located at the former Blue Door Cafe in the Draper Village.
Explore local art, local and regional food, unusual gifts, unique finds, antiques, children's items, home decor, and more! The Draper Village is home to four distinct shoppes:
The Curious Quill
The Marketplace at the Merc
Draper Blooms Tea Garden
Make your way across the village to find that special something!
The Draper Village is also home to Open Road Roastery - a small batch coffee roaster offering single origin beans and deliciously curated blends. Enjoy their coffee while dining at Brunch at the Merc or just come in for a pour over or french press.
Escape the business of your day and find solace in the Village's enchanting Tea Garden where our gourmet teas and healthy herbal infusions soothe your mind and nurture body with every sip. Draper Blooms Tea Garden is where you can savor lovingly prepared offerings such as traditional teas, handcrafted herbal infusions, locally baked pastries, petit sandwiches and tempting snacks. Here you can also shop our carefully curated selection of teas and tea ware, home and garden décor and eclectic gifts.
Make your visit even more special by renting a vacation home on Claytor Lake, the New River, the New River State Trail or Blue Ridge Mountains. With vacation homes perfect for a romantic getaway to homes big enough for the whole family, New River Retreat offers great getaways close to the Draper Village.
Rent a bike from the Junction and ride the scenic New River Trail located next to the Draper Village. The New River Trail is part of the Virginia State Park System as well as the "Rails to Trails" program. Experience a piece of history as you follow the old tracks through gorgeous pastoral land and over Claytor Lake. The trail is mostly flat (only a 3% grade) and perfect for beginners and mores seasoned riders.