Best New Restaurants 2014

March 2014


Neighborhood: Uptown
Opened: December 2013 

olive2Even before Olive & Finch opened in December, potential customers would peer through the glass, pleading with chef-owner Mary Nguyen to open the doors. Sure enough, when the cafe debuted weeks later, the crowds descended. Clearly, Olive & Finch—a cafe and coffeeshop offering heaps of gorgeous pastries and a casual, mostly health-focused menu—is just what this eastern stretch of Uptown needed. At any given time, you can find the counter packed with laptop-toting coffee drinkers; tables filled with friends lunching on fresh-pressed juices, blackened fish sandwiches, and quinoa salads; and young professionals stopping by for a macaron. Olive & Finch also does double duty as a market, with rotating salads in the deli case and a curbside delivery program that extends to the entire menu. Although it has only been open for three months, Olive & Finch has already sewn itself into the fabric of the neighborhood. 1552 E. 17th Ave., 303-832-8663, oliveandfincheatery.com


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