Born and raised in Galena, Bruce grew up learning the way of life of buying (and eating) locally. So it was in his blood to own and operate a local restaurant and catering business here in Galena. After graduating college he ran successful cook-your-own steak restaurants in Central Illinois and then California. After opening his own restaurant in Florida, Bruce met Nanette who had been working in the restaurant business her whole life.
We married in 2002 and soon after having children moved back to Galena where Bruce operated a fine dining restaurant with wine paired dinners and upscale catering. When the opportunity arose to buy the Victory Cafe, we were more than ready, willing, and qualified.
Located on the magnificent half mile, right on Historic Main Street the Victory Cafe is open daily for breakfast and lunch, we decided to add catering to our offerings and have watched it grow rapidly into a successful venture.
We also renovated two luxury apartment rentals above the cafe. It's the perfect location for shopping, dining and evening entertainment. The suites are spacious and newly renovated with open floor plans with beautiful views of downtown on the corner of Main Street and the old cobbled Perry Street. They include king sized beds, beautiful kitchens and both units have their own washer and dryer. Best of all, complimentary breakfast downstairs at the Victory Cafe! Visit: SuiteVictoryGalena.com for more information.
Thank you to all our patrons for coming along on this journey with us!