Iron Charlottesville

Iron Charlottesville

Wooden Bridge

FROM RAGS TO PAFFLES

IRON IS FEMALE, IMMIGRANT AND FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT MANAGED AND OWNED. 

Growing up in a low-income house hold in England, Kathryn learned to cook as a means to help her struggling single mother who worked full time. Most of the meals she cooked were cheap and practical and making puff pastry was a treat, usually reserved for sausage rolls and pies during the holidays. Paffles were born when her university roommates purchased a waffle maker and they had ran out of bread, soon, all sandwiches were made with Paffles and it became their daily go-to lunches, dinners and midnight snacks. When Kathryn and her husband emigrated to Charlottesville, she really saw her vision of opening a Paffle restaurant become a reality. One of her biggest objectives was to open a place which was accessible to all, no matter their socio-economic status, dietary requirement, age, race, gender etc. A place which had something for everyone. These days you will find Kathryn managing the kitchen, but not without her signature smile 

Kathryn Matthews

OUR LOCAL BRANDS

- AFTERGLOW COFFEE

- EDWARDS SAUSAGE

- SKIRTED SOLDIER TEA 

- NONA'S ITALIAN CUCINA 

- TWIN OAKS TOFU 

- SVO CHICKEN 

- SNOWING IN SPACE 

- MOUNTAIN CULTURE KOMBUCHA 

- BACKCREEK FARMS MAPLE SYRUP

- CARTER MOUNTAIN 

- VEGETABLE SUPPLIERS VARY BY SEASON

AND AVAILABILITY 

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