There is no telling how many times a week I drive past Vitina's Boiler Room. I spend a significant amount of time in Sherman, and I can't believe I haven't noticed this cute little place. Vitina's Boiler Room is located at 404 West Lamar in Sherman. It has been open in various locations around Sherman since 1987.

Restaurant hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They have a coffee bar and they serve breakfast and lunch.

Facility: There is plenty of parking all around this restaurant. It is pretty tight pulling in, but there are businesses around that are in proximity to the restaurant.

The building is amazing. The interior is beautiful. It's an old building with a modern spin. It has beautiful pictures and decorations. I noticed it was very clean.

The dining area we were in was pretty small but there must be more seating in a balcony. They have the menu on the wall when you walk in and they offer a paper version close to the register. There are plenty of choices for your dining enjoyment.

Food: I chose the Vitina's special, and I made it a combo ($7.78) with a coffee drink. The Vitina special is a sub sandwich with ham, roast beef and salami. The sandwich included lettuce, onions and I added the vinegar and oil dressing. My side I added was the pasta salad. My coffee drink was a small caramel macchiato ($3.60).

Although I am a carb person, I could have done with a little bit less bread. The sandwich was fresh and very flavorful. The pasta salad looks like rotini with Italian dressing. Some kind of chopped peppers were in the mix. The burst of flavor was amazing. I love this type of pasta salad. The pasta salad was fresh and flavorful. My lunch was served with a pickle spear.

My guest ordered the beef and cheddar melt on wheat $6.49. She added potato salad ($1.29). For her drink, she ordered the cake frappé ($5.99) with a shot of espresso (65 cents).

The beef was moist since the sandwich is served warm, the cheddar was melted. It was a very good choice. She ordered hers with lettuce and vinegar and oil dressing.

The potato salad was a mustard base, and I could taste the dill seasoning that was in this salad. The salad was served fresh. Her sandwich was also served with a pickle spear.

The cake frappé is a frozen drink and it was amazing. The extra shot of espresso was just what she needed. I think she was still asleep when she picked me up.

For dessert, we ordered the pumpkin cheesecake ($3.49) and a slice of chocolate chip pie ($2.99). 'Tis the season for pumpkin everything.

This cheesecake was wonderful. The cheesecake is cream cheese with a swirl of pumpkin and a graham cracker crust. There was a dollop of whipped cream on top with a sprinkle of cinnamon just to top it off. You won't regret this choice.

The chocolate chip pie was served warm with whipped cream on top. This pie is a mouth full of chocolate with a tender flaky crust. If you like chocolate like I do, you're going to love this pie.

Final thoughts: So, if you're looking for a place to enjoy a good cup of coffee, with a relaxed atmosphere, this is your place. I would love to come and enjoy breakfast and take in the quiet, peaceful atmosphere that I could feel, in this particular restaurant. I will tell you that as we were leaving, they had a line and there were already patrons filling up the restaurant.

I believe that every day we're blessed with a whole new day, and it's really up to you how that day will pan out. Choose peace. Choose love. More importantly, choose life. The holidays are right around the corner so I want to take the opportunity to wish you and your family the happiest of Thanksgivings!