About Us


Joe Cartwright and Shari’ Haley opened the Wilson Cafe in December 2013, formerly Wilson Tavern. Joe, an Arkansas native, has worked in the restaurant business for more than 16 years and has held positions at multiple Memphis restaurants like The Farmer, Interim Restaurant & Bar, McEwens on Monroe, and Spindini. Joe and Shari’ met at Interim in 2007 where they both worked. Since taking over the Wilson Café, Joe and Shari’ have incorporated local foods into their southern menu. Many of the restaurant’s veggies come from the beautifully manicured acres of Wilson Gardens, cultivated by Leslie Wolverton and her team. There is nothing like getting your vegetables for the day across the street from the cafe. Joe and Shari’ hope to provide good food to their community and get people excited about trying new foods. If you want a great meal in a historic small town then Wilson Cafe is the perfect place. Make sure to say hey to Joe and Shari’ on your next visit to the Cafe.