Sweets for the Sweet

Pea-fections offers dessert and lunch perfection

Posted on Jan 30 2019 in Indiana Eats

Vincennes, Indiana, is the site of our state’s first university, first newspaper and first bank. It’s also home to a charming lunch spot where you’ll be tempted to eat your dessert, you guessed it, first. 

Pea-fections, located in Vincennes’ downtown, just steps from the George Rogers Clark Memorial, is a culinary mecca for foodies with a sweet tooth. There are so many delectable dessert options — from a variety of specialty cheesecakes, to a Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Torte, to bread pudding, to Chocolate Bar a la Mode —Pea-fections’ classic take on chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream (pictured at left). 

Bill and Becky Pea (thus the restaurant’s name) started in quaint eatery in 1996. Becky, a Vincennes native, graduated from Purdue University’s restaurant program and Johnson and Wales University’s baking and pastry program. Bill, also a graduate of the Johnson and Wales baking and pastry program, was chief cook and bakery supervisor with the U.S. Marines. 

Bill and Becky have created a menu that shows that soup, salad and sandwiches don’t have to be ho-hum. Bill lends his name to a smoked turkey, cheddar, lettuce, hard-boiled egg, mayo and onion “Creation” and the Texas Pita combines chicken, cheddar, homemade salsa, tortilla chips, along with Southwest mayo, lettuce and ranch dressing on pita bread. Pea-fections’ salad menu is extensive and varied, with choices like California Cobb Salad, Pear and Pecan Salad, and Greek Salad. Homemade soups include Broccoli Cheese and Tomato Basil.

Pea-fections is available for private dinner parties, and wedding and baby showers. It can also cater your special events.

If you go — Pea-fections:

321-323 Main St., Vincennes

812-886-5146 or 812-886-9177


Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

(Lunch: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Limited lunch menu: 2–4:30 p.m.)

Saturday:10 a.m.–3 p.m. (Lunch: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.)