Germantown Cafe has been doing really well in its first location in historic Germantown. With loyal customers on the increase every month, the opening across the river of Germantown Cafe East, on the corner of 5th and Main, makes perfect sense.
Elizabeth and I joined Laura Hill, Executive Director of Nashville Originals for lunch here this past Tuesday. As an aside, if you don’t know what Nashville Originals is, simply click here. This organization currently has 50 independently and locally owned restaurants which pool their resources for marketing and educating the citizens of Nashville on the benefits of eating local and supporting local. We love love love love love love love what Nashville Originals stands for and pledge to do our best to support each and every restaurant involved!
Back to our lunch, as it was such a treat.
I mean really. When I think of a weekday lunch, I think usually of my own fridge. Sometimes I get to escape to Taziki’s or Kalamatas, and Woodlands Indian is amazing. But, a delicious lunch with great conversation, locally-sourced options and wonderful service — with a white napkin and real silverware — is a total treat. That said, when I do get out and set aside precious time, I have some high expectations. Germantown Cafe delivered, and then some.
First of all, this place is easy to miss:
The decor is modern, yet cozy and decidedly welcoming. The floor to ceiling windows are amazing. But, it’s the food that steals the show, as it should.
Elizabeth ordered some lemon artichoke soup for us all to try. If this is offered when you are there, get it.
I selected the trout spinach salad and added a Willow Farms fried egg to the top for $1 more. Don’t you agree that everything is better with a fried egg on top!?
Elizabeth raved about her steak salad.
Laura got the BrieLT sandwich with fries. It’s enough to make a gluten-free gal salivate. I miss sandwiches, especially when they look like this and include Benton’s bacon.
We ended lunch with a chocolate cake that, again, looked divine but I could only smell. My gluten eating companions closed their eyes for a moment as they ate the cake, seemingly to blackout any visual distractions to the one sense they wanted to concentrate on: taste. The coffee was rich, and some cream and sugar, as a dessert substitute, made me happy!
Three ice teas, three coffees (all refilled at least 3-4 times), a large bowl of soup, three HUGE meals which included brie, steak and trout, along with a homemade piece of cake totaled just at $60, and we picked some of the most expensive items on the menu. The price was perfect, since I am used to more expensive dinners for the same caliber gourmet meals. Perhaps I’ll start eating out for lunch more….
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