Caffe Niche

4.5
458 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Niche is a modern eatery with a neighborhood cafe feel. We specialize in local, sustainable food and feature the best seasonal offerings.

Our menu ranges from small plates to chef-styled main courses and unique desserts.

The atmosphere is relaxed and the service friendly.

We believe in the philosophy of simple ingredients prepared fresh to showcase flavors.

We are able to accommodate special requests and diets and are vegetarian and vegan friendly.
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ED
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

So disappointed with the menu and with the Ahi! It has always been a favorite spot of ours. We took friends last weekend and it wasn’t the same! Great waiter though.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very European feel. Food is good.. Slightly limited in menu variety. I didn't killer clam chowder... Kinda potato broth based... Salmon was awesome. Thai salad very good. Tina tare tare was a little too avocado based for my taste

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FM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greated by the hostess wishing us a Happy anniversary. The servers mentioned it as well. It was our third time celebrating here and it was the best yet. Thanks to all who helped make our day special!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attractive neighborhood café feel. Attentive service. Excellent salads. Noise level a bit loud for quiet one-on-one conversation, especially in the back.

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JC
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caffe Niche never disappoints. We go to Caffe Niche fairly regularly and continue to explore the menu. We started with the clam chowder (rich, creamy, nice balance of ingredients) and the tomato bisque (so nice on a cold winter night - with just a hint of spicy heat). We shared the Thai Salad and the Pretzel Crusted Chicken. Both were so delicious. We could not finish. I had the Thai Salad the next day and it was even better after it had marinated for an extra 24 hours.

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SK
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lunch delight!

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BC
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience

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LC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious small plates which are easy to share with a group.

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GS
Salt Lake City
60 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another time to the same place.. But different? Both yes and no! Niche changes a bit every time I go so the new gets added to the old excellence.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and experience.

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MB
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice little neighborhood restaurant. Was able to get a Friday night reservation at the last minute.
Atmosphere was what we were looking for...neighborhood place with a warm feel. Food was good but not great. We were not offered a bread service. The wine pour was shallow and very average wines by the glass at the top of the price range. Service was excellent. We will probably come back.

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G
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was beautiful, service was great, the food was hit and miss. The medallions and flank steak under seasoned, the Salmon was delicious and the Cheesy Cauliflower soup was the best thing of the night. All four of us could eat that all night.

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BJ
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server was friendly and helpful.

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TL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely and very tasty dinner!
The service was great! And the food amazing!

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OT
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and reasonably priced for a New Year's Eve prefix.

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HA
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The New Years Eve menu was absolutely wonderful. We eat here fairly regularly and are never disappointed. But for a special occasion, you can't beat it. A wonderful staff and wonderful service.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just ok. Service was attentive but slow. And server didn’t know too much about the food.

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M
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Liv was great! Food is good, and it’s a fun place to eat. 4 stars.

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AP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reserved a table for a birthday dinner and waited over 30 minutes for even a drink. After a 35 minute wait for our salads (Which was not very good) we were informed that our ticket was lost after being there that long. Had to go to Andrea Bocelli so just left. The one good thing is they were apologetic and comped our drinks and salad we had. Went to current oyster down the road and got drinks an appetizer and dinner in 15 mins and it was wonderful.

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GF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for supper on Friday night. It was quiet, cool atmosphere. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We had the artichoke to start, which was well-cooked and perfectly seasoned. The brussel sprouts are wonderfully nutty and the shrimp and grits are a classic comfort food. The tzaziki sauce with the meatballs was perfectly fresh. Definitely a really cool, hip place that’s also comfortable with fantastic food. Will be back

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D
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Well there are not enough characters to cut and paste the review I left on Google. Perhaps I'll just add the note I just left the owner. You'll get the idea from that I'm sure. And you can read the rest on Google.
I'm not a review guy, honestly, this is the first. They left me no choice by not honoring our reservation( sat us at bar after 50 minute wait)called us at 6:18 for our 4:45 reservation, dirty dishes and restaurant, raw food(twice) hassled us about cutting in and seating ourselves when the hostess seated us, noisy and pure chaos atmosphere."Thanks for having one of your flunkies call and get feedback. Poor thing couldn't write fast enough. The only courageous thing you've done though. But offering a "gift", what a $25 gift card to your place? So you can add insult to injury? What on earth can you offer to give us back our holiday? You had your chance; take care of the people who make reservations. I work 55+ hours a week, promised my wife something nice, I let her choose the place. Regret. Bad days happen I know that, but that was not the case. You had to put out some serious effort to fail at every turn and to such success. You should have planned better, moved people along sooner, allowed no walk ins, and by the time we were there you should have stopped waiting on people yourself, taken charge and apologized in grand fashion as you turned people away. You in fact should have probably just closed for good at that point. You may think I'm harsh but you and your staff were too busy to even see the beyond horrible experience we had. I have walked out of restaurants before, I have had poor service and bad food. You beat all that and then some. I have never written reviews before, not that guy. You left me no choice. I would have left right as we got there and were told and hour plus wait, but where to go at 5pm on Thanksgiving? My wife wouldn't hear of it, she does not give up, she trudges through and this time to our deepest regret."

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T
Salt Lake City
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go to place, always. Great little place with the freshest of foog

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Cafe Niche. When I took my first bite of the Croque Madame my first thought was this is absolutely delicious. The combination of ingredients and preparation was perfect. My second thought was I’ll be back here again soon. We loved the ahi tartare as well as the turkey dip. Service, ambiance, and food were all excellent. It’s refreshing when you step into a restaurant and with each element of the space, people, and menu you experience you think to yourself that some team of amazing humans as thoughtfully crafted this experience.

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W
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn't been to Cafe Niche in a couple years, but a friend suggested it. We had such a great experience it left us wondering why it had been so long since our last visit. The service and food was excellent! Great ambiance too! We'll definitely put this place back into our regular rotation.

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KD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here is outstanding. A great variety, some downhome comfort food, some clean and healthy. Brunch is one of the best around, with options ranging from salads and sandwiches to sides of vegetables to corned beef hash and veggie scrambles and croque madame. Topped off with homemade English muffins, biscuits, etc. Along with really tasty bloody Mary’s and any other drink you could want on the planet.

Service is super friendly, and outdoor seating is lovely in the summer. I only didn’t give it five stars because the ambiance inside leaves something to be desired. Lots of windows, but I still feel like it’s a bit hard and cold and meh. But overall, highly recommended.

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JP
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always! Excellent new menu options. The Thai Salad never disappoints.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic...definitely will go back!

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OT
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Smoked tomato soup is outrageous! The salmon entree paired perfectly and very delicious. Wine list average but adequate. I’ll be back soon!

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LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a friend visit from Seattle (where I just moved from) and wanted her to see how much of a GEM SLC and Cafe Niche was. Walter was our server, and he was above and beyond in serving us. He continually refilled our coffee and water (while it took about two hours for my friend and I to catch up!) and was very kind and friendly! Not only that, but if you ask, they have Gluten-Free bread which was icing on the cake! :)

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KA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst meal ever. Terrible food. Horrible service. Expensive and awful.

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AZ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous.... and our host Erickson was even fabulouser. He treated us as royalty. We'll definitely recommend!

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DH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always a great experience! Never disappoints. Thanks for being consistently a perfect place to dine.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Great service. We had an exceptional experience!

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JD
Salt Lake City
202 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The rest of our foursome was pleased with their breakfast; I had biscuits and gravy - gravy was lukewarm and the biscuit was cold and old. Service was exceptional. Ambiance is relaxed and very nice. Great graphic on the west wall.

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DD
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Don't know how the dinner offerings have slipped so badly. Still a great place for breakfast and lunch but our meals at dinner were not good. The mushroom bolognese had not one mushroom and the sauce was more a marinara, very acidic. They did comp one meal and offer a complimentary dessert but all three of us were disappointed.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits were AMAZING!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've only been here twice so far, but we will definitely be coming back often!

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T
Salt Lake City
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, we go here at least once a month. Very consistent, great food, good drinks, lovely patio

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DH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a nice place to eat for any meal of the day. Being that it’s not in downtown Salt Lake per se, it’s a hidden treasure with consistently great service.

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Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is interesting, provacative yet familiar. Food preparation and quality is excellent, atmosphere is relaxed yet service is attentive without being intrusive. The patio allows for an cool outdoor experience with view of the mountains. Prices are very fair

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