There are several signs that this Monday is going to be a good start to the work week. Kids are off school, so the commute should be thinned out. If you don't mind temperatures that make freeze your face off - it's going to be a beautiful day! Plus, The Bachelor Farmer Cafe will be open beginning at 6 a.m. for coffee and pastries.
The cafe is the final jewel in the Dayton brothers crown at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and First Street North in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood. Joining The Bachelor Farmer, Marvel Bar and retail outfit Askov Finalyson, the cafe means that we can enjoy the refined Nordic tastes of this team morning, noon and night.
Today, we get a full look at the new menu, which includes open sandwiches, like a duck confit and roasted cabbage beauty accented with pickled sweet peppers and a swipe of mayonnaise ($6). [Pictured below, bottom.] There's even soup! Smoked potato sounds like something that might make a high of 1 degree more palatable. Closed sandwiches are coming soon - likely in the next couple of weeks with a ventillation upgrade. Check out the full menu here.
The savory menu is an extension of Paul Berglund's kitchen, overseen by chef de cuisine Brett Weber and sous chef Ian Heieie. Pastry chef Emily Marks' delightful creations (both sweet and savory) are at the ready at 6 a.m. on weekdays when the doors open (or 8 a.m. on the weekends.)
The grand opening kicks off this Sunday, starting at 8 a.m. when the restaurant will share free samples of its specially created North Loop Dogwood coffee blend.
The cafe will be open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.