Upon entering Downtown Cafe and Soda Shoppe, you first notice the aroma — buttery popcorn mingling with the cool, sweet scent of hand-dipped ice cream. It's just a prelude to the treats awaiting you when you visit for lunch or a snack. This restaurant prides itself in being what it calls Edenton's most original restaurant. What does that mean exactly? Well for starters it's the only soda shop in town, and its retro atmosphere delights visitors of all generations. Climb upon the bar stools at the counter and dig into a milkshake, bowl of ice cream or a cherry soda just like you would in the good ol' days. If you want something a little more substantial, try one of their homemade sandwiches, soups or fresh salads, including the locals' favorite, the famous Chero's Chicken Salad, all washed down with a refreshing iced tea. Dine in at the Soda Shoppe or call in your order to go.