Matt and Lindsay Tewanger fed cookie cravings in Italian Village, but they’re Downtown now so they take care of breakfast and lunch cravings, too. And for the record, you still don't want to forget the cookies. We sat down with Matt after the lunch rush, and he wants to give you the chance to get some grub complements of Cravings Cafe.
What’s better—Matt’s house-made Brioche or the slow roasted meat that spills out over the side? No choice necessary. Cravings Café crafts simple and fresh ingredients into great meals. Whether you stop by for the breakfast roll on your way into the office, or NEED a club sandwich when you step out at noon, you’re in good company. What about lighter fare? No worries. Chopped salads, house-made soups and vegetarian options satisfy all hankerings.
Right now, Cravings Café is open six days a week for breakfast and lunch. Matt and Lindsay wanted to be part of what was happening downtown, and they knew they were part of the hood when the same people popped in two and three times a week.
“We always thought we’d be a neighborhood restaurant,” said Matt. “At first, we became part of the work neighborhood, but now we also get a lot of weekend business.”
While Matt and Lindsay stay 100 percent focused on the food, they also take care of their customers. “It’s the hospitality that keeps people coming back,” Matt said. “We come from a fine-dining background so we wanted to create a comfortable and cozy spot for people to come.”
Can’t get enough? No problem. Cravings Café also offers catering for breakfast and lunch. Order individual boxed meals or party platters for breakfast or lunch meetings.
Leave us a comment on our Facebook page about the first thing you’re going to try on the Cravings Cafe menu. We’ll select one reader to win a $10 gift certificate to make that dream come true. In the meantime, here’s some more options downtown.