Fresh Market Cafe review

Billy’s Got Your Goat Sandwich
goat cheese, portabella, butterbean hummus, basala, cucumber, tomato, onion w/ ginger honey basalmic drizzle with a side of taboulli

The Fresh Market Cafe resides within the 5 Points Community Farm Market, a low key farmers market near the Norfolk Zoo. Inside, a few vendors and large selection of mostly local fruits and veggies for sale take up most of the floor space and in the corner lies an open kitchen for the Fresh Market Cafe. Restaurants run and owned within other organizations exist naturally as an extension and take on the same quirks and qualities of the parent. The cafe, therefore, is relaxed and charming, and delivers some of the freshest food one can order at the price they offer. Blandness and lack of salt do creep up depending on the dish, but the point of this food is not culinary masterpiece, but thoughtful quality, and the faults are easily overlooked; they provide salt shakers for sodium enthusiasts.

My Billy’s Got Your Goat Sandwich was teeming with stunningly fresh vegetables, sandwiched between two slices of beautiful, rustic, bread. As noted, low on the salt for my taste, but an incredibly satisfying sandwich.  I wasn’t keen on the tabouli. Like everything else at the cafe, it was quite fresh tasting, but I felt like the texture of the grains was too coarse and a bit tough making it a bit gravely to eat.  Overall, a great place to eat imperfect, but impressive food.



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