Now Open: Cafe Zentral

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July 21, 2014
By: Ben Johnson
Cafe Zentral
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson

Café Zentral opened in the skyway level of the Soo Line Building on July 14.

The European-style café offers quick, gourmet breakfast and lunch geared toward downtown workers.

The menu includes wraps, paninis and house-baked pastries for breakfast and salads, soups, more paninis and crepes for lunch. Self-contained sausage sandwiches called Munchen Dogs are also available. Munchen Dogs are made with a pick of either a bratwurst, smoked Slovakian or frankfurter stuffed into a pretzel bun along with a choice of nine different sauces.

Café Zentral is part of Meritage owners Russell and Desta Klein’s multifaceted plan to fill retail space in the bottom two floors of the building after the Soo Line Apartments opened last November.

Brasserie Zentral, a Central European fine dining restaurant, opened on Soo Line’s ground floor April 21 and Foreign Legion, a wine and cheese bar across the lobby from Brasserie Zentral, is not fully open yet, but it hosts semi-regular happy hours and events. Check for details.

Café Zentral is open Moday–Friday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.