Caffe Niche has become one
Caffe Niche has become one of my favorite SLC restaurants. They especially know how to make vegetables shine. I tried their roast chicken for the first time the other night, which is not something I usually order when dining out, and it was perfect--crispy skin, tender meat, juicy, served with red quinoa. I'd absolutely order it again. My friend was very happy with the seafood special (Caffe Niche also gets incredibly fresh and tasty seafood). Highly recommend this restaurant!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time there, and definitely
First time there, and definitely a return spot! Be sure to order the baguette for 25 cents. Yum. Buffalo ribs delicious. Great apple and greens salad. Chocolate decadence dessert was superb. Tres leches cake not South American style, but still good, and perfect for sharing -- too big for just one person.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef Ethan Lappe really delivers
Chef Ethan Lappe really delivers a fantastic dining experience. I recommend the Cesar salad paired with the sauteed salmon. You should also check out the fantastic small plates menu, especially the spaghetti squash and the deviled eggs.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't miss the single serving
Don't miss the single serving pecan pie, or the single serving key lime pie. Both are delicious, and worth a stop on their own.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
They accommodated our large
They accommodated our large group where we could all hear each other talk. Unusual in most noisy restaurants.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Must Try It!
I first tried Caffe Niche for a small work meeting, I loved It. Then decided to give it a try for brunch, soon after I had to have it for dinner. It has become my every two weeks place to eat. The environment is so comfortable, the service is excellent and the food out of this world. Simple herb that embraces the delicacy and simplicity of the plates, the size of the serving are just perfect, not the too small as tapas or too large as super sized menu. The food is very enticing for the palate and all the senses. You can take your time, it is the perfect place to enjoy your dinner with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Not too loud but not too quiet either.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The lamb & scallops were lovely,
The lamb & scallops were lovely, the pork was disappointing.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Choice Family Birthday Dinner
The Rstaurant staff were extremely helpful and attentive We celebrated my Mom's 85th birthday with a group of 8 and three members of our party over 80. As you can imagine there were generational food differences but everyone was extremely happy as they had wonderful food choices. Everything was delicious!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Utah!
Caffe Niche is bar none the best restaurant in SLC. Incredible foof, great service, fair prices and fun atmosphere. You won't find a better place to dine. A MUST on any diners list!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The featured fish of the day
The featured fish of the day was excellent---beautifully plated and very tasty.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Niche is into it's Spring Groove
Ethan has his new spring menu out and we are sooo excited that he has radish bread back on the menu. I had it with these big juicy watermelon radishes. Yum. Also, the asparagus starter was amazing with a delicious vinaigrette and chopped eggs. There are lots of fun things on the menu including a very delicious dinner portion salad with a seared sushi grade Hawaiian fish that was terrific. We are pleased that our fav pan seared Hawaiian snapper is still on the menu and that the Elk Burger has been added to the dinner menu. Thank you Ethan!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Caffe Niche was wonderful.
Caffe Niche was wonderful. Our server was polite and knowledgeable, the food was fantastic and the ambience is perfect. I will definitely be going back!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant had good food and reasonably good service.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love finding new gems such
We love finding new gems such as Caffe Niche! Wonderful dinner, we'll be back!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
So, so good.
Caffe Niche is always stellar. From brunch to dessert, it is just quality. So, so good.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A recent 'find'
This is our first 'dinner' at Caffe Niche, having had lunch once in the last month as well. Can't say enough positive things about this place. Menu is first rate; we all had different entrees and agreed we'd have them again. Food is fresh and well presented. Wine selection was better than good and served quickly. Table service was excellent, particularly Polly, our primary server. Caffe parking in the adjoining lot is limited but on the other hand, if you show up at 5:45 and the lot is already full, that tells you something about this restaurant! We'll be back soon.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a brillant meal at Cafe Niche.
Thai Butternut Squash Soup
Thai Chicken Salad
Roasted Chicken Salad
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have consistently had great food at this restaurant and overall very enjoyable experiences.
A few more wine selections by the glass would be nice!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting from Portland, Oregon
We actually ate breakfast and dinner at Caffe Niche and were extremely happy with both meals. I picked Caffe' Niche because of the emphasis on using fresh and local ingredients in their food, and this was evident in the dishes we ordered. Service was excellent and everyone we encountered was friendly.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef owner always around being
Chef owner always around being certain food is great! Love the veggie plate (and I'm not a vegetarian).
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visiting Caffe Niche
Enjoyed our meal very much. Food was perfectly prepared with really fresh ingredients. Also, the food was not cooked with lots of salt that I find so many restaurants use. Loved the grapefruit dessert.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are regulars
And have introduced the restaurant to many friends.
It is indeed a " neighborhood gem"!!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed it. Allergies required special requests. They didn't just strip the food of flavor and character. Instead they rethought the dishes and everything was fabulous.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Gem
This was a fantastic menu. My wife and I feel like we've found a new favorite in downtown SLC. We had the following:
Appetizer: Deviled Eggs (Really, who would have known?) They were spectacular.
Salad: Thai Salad. A little bit heavy on the cabbage and the salad was HUGE, but it was delicious
Main Course: We had the roasted chicken with quinoa salad and the scallops with succotash - amazing
Dessert: Pecan Pie and Key Lime was outstanding.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very fresh food; locally sourced, where possible. Eclectic menu with great vegetarian options. Try the deviled eggs and the corned beef that is corned in-house and save room for dessert. It's a winner, folks and my favorite spot to take my NYC friends who think there couldn't be 'real food' in SLC.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool Cafe with some wonderful food
Took my wife for date night. Sat on the patio and enjoyed the Corn Beef steak. Highly recommend.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice alternative...
I've primarily visited Niche during the day, and have always found it busy but pleasant. A Saturday dinner showed the good performance during the day more than matched in the evenings. Fresh...generally local-sourced...well-prepared small plates, salads and entrees. Outside dining was perfect on a summer night. Service was very good. All-around good showing.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great small plates
I am sure Caffe Niche has great entrees, but I never make it past trying a couple of small plates. The dairy-free butternut squash soup is awesome, and soon I will work up the courage to skip it on a visit, but it is so delicious that this lion has not yet reached that Emerald City. The seared scallops are still on my mind days later--they were plenty for me.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little place, great
Great little place, great food and service. Very much enjoyed and will be back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice atmosphere when dining with spouse or friends
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great atmosphere
I love food. And I love trying new places. The problem with that, however, is that I'm often disappointed by the experience. Never so with Caffe Niche. The food is always amazing. The small plates are wonderful, the entrees are delicious. I'm a vegetarian and I have so many options here. They have plenty for the carnivore, as well.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Niche was the perfect
Cafe Niche was the perfect place to take a colleague from out of town. She loved her dinner and the wine as did I.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem.
A trendy restaurant with great food and excellent service. We were running a little late and advised the waiter when we first arrived that we had a show to attend in an hour. They were fantastic in serving us quickly and providing great service besides. Both salads we had were excellent, beet with goat cheese and the apple and walnut. All of us loved our entrees, scallops, fresh Mahi Mahi and lamb. Loved the atmosphere, cool bar area and great staff. We will definitely be back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great chef/ owner
Ethan is always there to greet you with a warm smile and oversees amazing food. We love it!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for friends
I find myself at Cafe Niche every month or so and enjoy each and every time. The service is personable, the menu varied without being pretentious and the "mixologist" entertaining and creative in the drinks he suggests. (If you love Gin try the Blue Moon)
You really can't go wrong here if you want a lovely meal and a few hours of time together with friends.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service.
Great food, excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Still too noisy but not as bad as some, perhaps because 2 tables near us were not yet occupied. Do not understand why restaurants think people enjoy yelling to each other while eating... sound-muffling measures rather than thefaddish bare bones look would go a long way toward diners' pleasure. That said, Cafe Niche was better on this score than others. and the food is truly terrific.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM