Marché does a quick breakfast and simple, elegant lunch in Lyn-Lake
Talk about a soft opening: On Monday morning, Hot Dish was one of two customers seated at Marché, a new cafe concept by the owners of Coup d'Etat and Borough. Marché silently opened in Uptown's Lime Apartment building last week, but based on the quality of their food, we predict the quiet will soon give over to the din of apartment residents and non-residents alike.
Emily Eveland Emily Eveland
Marché is situated smack dab in the main entrance to the Lime Apartment building, where high and windows provide an abundance of natural light. Marché offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a fenced in patio along 29th Street and bar and table seating inside.
For now Marché's menu is small, but part-owner Kim Tong assured Hot Dish that more items will be added as time goes on. There are currently four salad options, five sandwich options, soups, house-made pastries, two small plates, a full espresso menu, and a variety of boozy options on the menu. Marché eventually plans to add breakfast sandwiches, crepes, a soda fountain, and additional bottled cocktails and small plates.
The house-made berry and cheese Danish is flaky on top, with a nutty cheese filling and fresh berries throughout, and a subtle icing drizzled on top.
The $9 beet salad combines watercress, apple slices, candied pecans, hefty chunks of beets, and a few dollops of chevre.
Marché's grilled cheese combines brie, fontina, and a rhubarb compote on crusty country bread and comes with a mixed greens salad. For $7.50, it's a steal. The toasted bread brings a buttery crunch, while the cheese and compote mixture melt in the mouth. Marché's menu also includes corned beef, ham, turkey, and croque monsieur sandwich options.
Marché keeps things fresh, simple, and reasonably priced, just the way we like it. You can say what you will about the new crop of condos popping up in Lyn-Lake, but frankly, we're totally jealous of Lime's tenants. If we could roll out of bed and inhale one of those berry and cheese Danishes every morning, our lives would be complete.
2904 Lyndale Ave. S.