The Dayton brothers expanded their famed restaurant, The Bachelor Farmer, by opening a café earlier this month. The café is located in the same building as their restaurant, occupying the space that was formerly their retail store, Askov Finlayson. The café is set to remain unnamed, with only four icons marking it: an x, a circle, a heart and a coffee mug.
Upon entering the café, the bright Minneapolis-based Mercury Mosaic walls tend to catch your eye while you peruse the unique, local, Nordic-infused fare. Bachelor Farmer Chef de Cuisine Brett Weber and Sous Chef Ian Heieie oversee the menu, which features many of the same foods as their dinner menu, but in sandwich form. The menu also features freshly baked goods from Pastry Chef Emily Marks, coffee, fresh juice, beer, wine, soups, and salads.
"We were fortunate to already have all the talent needed for this project between our kitchen and pastry teams, as well as deep barista knowledge down in Marvel Bar,” said co-owner Eric Dayton. All that was missing was a daytime space, and now we have one.”
The café is open seven days a week: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. It will also be taking over the well-known ‘Bachelor Farmer’ brunch.
Take my advice, pop over the first chance you get. The lines may be out the door, but it is well worth the wait. You can taste the effort and attention to detail they put in their menu. And don’t forget to get the chocolate croissant!