The first day of my DC trip was a typically beautiful and sunny Spring Day. We road-tripped to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate and there I found an unexpected and lovely cafe/restaurant. The cafe side was pretty standard; but artisanal beers, beverages and sandwiches were also on offer and the setting, with a gorgeous and refreshing outdoor patio, took the cafe from ordinary to extraordinary. I’ve always loved historical sites in the US, they are always well curated and preserved - including the gift shops and cafes, which are often my favourite part. Monticello proved no different.