The Bachelor Farmer Cafe
A cafe must be equally equipped to serve hot caffeinated drinks and pastry at the ungodly hour of 6 a.m. and whip up an array of offerings for a quick and breezy lunch at 2 p.m. If those needs are met with the grace and attention of thoughtful Nordic culinarians, then you’ve found yourself something really special. Indeed, the North Loop’s Bachelor Farmer Cafe is in a league of its own: Every sandwich is worth recommending, from the lighter open-faced smoked salmon to the hearty cider-braised pork shoulder. The shaved cabbage salad with cheddar vinaigrette is a sumptuous, textural delight, with curls of fresh cabbage that twist around your fork, small buttery croutons, and a pitch-perfect vinaigrette that blends bright acidity with cheesy richness. Should you cap it off with coffee and a gooey brownie? If you don’t know the answer already, you haven’t been paying attention.