Perhaps the second time's the charm.
The cafe associated with the longtime Seward Community Co-op by the same name opened in August of last year, and by July it was closed temporarily.
Official word came from management that going forward they promise “ a simple menu with familiar foods, at a fair price, using sustainably sourced ingredients, in a dining environment that is warm and conducive to conversation.”
While Seward Creamery Cafe 1.0 seemed to offer those things by day, at night it turned into a progressive, somewhat experimental restaurant that just wasn’t what the neighborhood and co-op members wanted. Not right there, right then.
As of September 12, the cafe will re-open with Katie Nielson, formerly of Union, Third Bird, and Sea Change, as its chef. Nielson's menu is still being developed, but previews include traditional chilaquiles every morning, a carrot-focused salad with a ginger vinaigrette, and housemade vanilla soft serve with rotating fruit sorbet flavors.
Other planned features include an all-day menu with specials at night, an ice cream case, and upgrades to the space including walls repainted in warmer colors, and more background information about producers, among other elements gleaned from talking sessions the co-op held with members.
Watch for a complete menu on their website around the beginning of September.
2601 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis