The original Village Cafe was started in 1990 by Patrick & Susie Butier as a way to showcase Patrick's knowledge of French-American cuisine. The Butier's sold the restaurant to Tom Shaver in 2003. The restaurant continued to be a staple in Fayette County Georgia until 2008. In 2010, Mark Wurster & Philip Stark moved the Village Cafe to its current location at Togawatee Village and they continued the French American and Italian-American Southern cuisine. In 2016, the partners sold the Village Cafe to the current owner, Eric Hartel. His passion for creative cooking is showcased with the amazing dishes he pairs at the monthly wine tastings the Village Cafe now hosts.