Monday, January 13, 2014

Kate's Kitchen

When my coworkers and I were figuring out a place to eat lunch one weekday, we decided to check out a fairly new place near our office: Kate's Kitchen.  We already love MacK & Kate's Cafe, so another restaurant from the same owners sounded like a great thing to try.

Located next to PortaVia in Cool Springs, this little gem has a country-meets-French vibe.  You order at the counter (they serve breakfast and lunch most days, dinner some nights) and then they bring your food out to you.



For lunch, I ordered my go-to favorite: a Croque Madame.  This was awesome, much more authentic than the giant one served at J. Alexander's.  I would come back for this sandwich whenever I want a taste of Paris!  My coworkers tried the quiche and loved it, as well as the famous macaroni and cheese.  I sampled a bit of a warm muffin too, which was sinfully good.  Everyone loved the chili too.

Croque Madame
Later in the week, Dan and I stopped in for a weekend breakfast before running errands.  I had a delicious breakfast croissant.  The croissant itself was perfect, just like a French bakery makes.  The downside?  There was no barista on a Saturday AM, so Dan could not order the specialty coffee listed on the menu.  Also, the service, much like in France, is a bit slow.  Even taking orders at the counter, with a pretty empty restaurant, took a bit of time.

I really wish they served breakfast crepes/galettes, given their French flair, but I did enjoy my meal.

Based on the prices, I'm not sure it will be a breakfast/dinner spot for me very often.  I do still think they're working on the kinks being pretty new on the scene.  But I think it will be a good spot near the office when I want to grab a lunch out, because you can't beat the adorable decor and solid sandwich skills.  It's like a little bit of Paris in Cool Springs.

Breakfast Croissant


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4 comments:

  1. I adore your restaurant reviews - I kind of wish I lived closer so I could try your cool places out. I automatically love any "croque" sandwich - bread, meat and melty cheese sauce? Yes!

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    1. My blog is starting to be more and more restaurant reviews posts, right? Well, food, shopping, and travel. And cats.

      But I just can't resist the food porn. I will admit I really only review restaurants that I like. If they're bad or meh, I'm just not hardcore enough to do negative reviews. So you'll hear the good, but not the bad!

      And if you would ever like to spend a weekend in Franklin/Nashville, I have a queen-sized guest bed and a heck of a lot of craft beer. And wine too. Always wine. It's like AirBnB but free.

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  2. Went to Mack and Kate's last week for the first time and fell in love. So cute and the service and beverages are stellar! I was very impressed with everything.

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    1. I need to get back to Mack & Kate's! I would say Kate's Kitchen is its casual, everyday little sister joint.

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