Caffe Niche

4.6
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555 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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Dillon
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent, knowledgeable service. A limited menu, but there were a few delicious items.

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MisterP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always! - and staff and attention to social distancing and cleanliness! Thank you!

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NiaP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The staff was not pleasant. I received a hostile call asking if I was going to show up to my 1:15 reservation (it was 1:30). I let the host know I had called someone to move my time up hours ago. We got there and we still had to wait for a table to open up. That call was unnecessary and rude. Our server was also not polite. Rarely saw her and when we went up to pay she had her mask off eating in the front and seemed annoyed that we had interrupted. Didn’t thank us and was unclear of where we should sign our receipts. The food was delicious I just hope that next time the staff was welcoming and friendly.

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Was really delightful! The food was fantastic. We were among the last people there, so we ended up being a bit neglected by the wait staff, but we still left happy.

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were with another couple and ordered salads before our entrees. Unfortunately everything came out at the same time.

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vipBPB2020
Salt Lake City
97 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and Service. Kalei did a great job!!

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GregT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch on a Sunday - reserved online - seated promptly - everything was great !

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Jayy
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here and I fell in love with everything! Such a cute small restaurant great food good service amazing mimosas and coffee!
Defiantly coming again soon :D!

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JaneB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A sweet little restaurant who is working very hard to make sure socially distancing and cleanliness is a top priority. Food was excellent, service great.

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vandc
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a treat to go to Café Niche. I have my favorite, the Thai salad and it never disappoints. My husband had the olive meatball and it was delicious!
Thank you again!

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vipSusan
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although I made a reservation requesting patio, a couple who arrived without a reservation were offered the last free outdoor table. The staff were very unfriendly when we politely requested to be seated at a different table than the one they offered. Our waitress was sweet but served a group drinks who arrived after us, then took their order before finally coming to our table to take ours. Luckily the food was very good. I have eaten here several times before. Wondering if they just have new inconsiderate wait staff or something else going on. Very good food, pretty poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday brunch. It was perfect, the food was delicious and our service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Will definitely be back

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BoozienFoodie
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Downthevalley
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peaceful, beautiful, great weather, perfect food, great server

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were excited to try Cafe Niche as it is within waking distance from our condo. The staff was friendly upon arrival and we were seated inside around 630pm. The music was eclectic but a bit on the loud side. We ordered a bottle wine. All good so far. We ordered and our appetizers came out quickly which was great. My tuna tartare was covered in sesame seeds which was not in the description. We waited about 10minutes for the server to come back to our table and I asked for the tuna to be redone without sesame seeds..dietary issue for me. The server told me she would have someone else come and take my plate away. Why couldn’t she take it away? We waited. Then our entree’s arrived! My wife was maybe half way done with her soup and my tuna tartare was still in front of me. The servers then put our entrees down in front of us without even thinking anything if it. I said this is too fast and that I haven’t even had my appetizer problem solved. It was 650pm! They said they would redo my tuna and bring it back out! I said don’t worry about it...just cancel it. This is very basic timing that all restaurant staff should be keenly aware. We did enjoy our entrees and had probably the best cheesecake in a very long time. Our dinner was $150 with a $75 bottle of wine. So not a great value considering the service was poor. Also, why do you have to pay at the cash register? It’s not a diner? Our server was the person at the cash register! Strange. Great food tho...just improve the front of the house please. We won’t return until the service is improved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu is amazing, especially paired with the staff. It’s also comforting to see the sanitary steps taken to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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jeffO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to eat outdoors and appreciated that you took precautions due to this pandemic. Madison was very gracious and our meals were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This place has really gone downhill. It used to be one of my favorites and it’s a total disappointment now. Expensive and gross mimosa with Andre (which the waiter pointed out to me), horrible service, and even my old menu staples tasted bad. Service was awful, we literally waited forever at the counter to check out despite three workers being less than two feet away from us behind the bar, one of them my waiter! I finally asked if they wanted us to pay before we walked out.

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vipKathyH
Salt Lake City
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very expensive for what we were ordered. Service was very slow. We had to find our waitress several times to order them get our check. Menu was very limited. Outdoor patio was very nice and shady on a hot day

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LisaS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to meet with Girlfriends, very quaint place!

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vipBPB2020
Salt Lake City
98 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moises and Madison did a great job serving us. Food always is the best. We love it here.

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HATT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was so good. Cooked perfectly. Please stay in business during these difficult time. You are one of my favorites.

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PtheflynD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent! This was the first time dining at the location since all the Covid changes and protocols. The staff was VERY conscientious of all the safety and health regulations. Aside from my company and tasty meal, you couldn't help notice their system of cleaning tables, etc - they even donned gloves running my credit card and wiped down my card afterwards as well as the pen. They were very detailed about touch points-impressive. Thank you for taking care and being concerned for your customers as well as your employees! ....back to the food, I've never had a bad meal or service here. Definitely a great local niche cafe- pun intended. Will be back for more! Thank you-

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AlfonsoS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of whiskey. Good selection of local beer, I had some stout. Delicious watermelon salad with arugula and Parmesan cheese

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vipBPB2020
Salt Lake City
98 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Madelyn did a great job

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vipBPB2020
Salt Lake City
98 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience

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vipBPB2020
Salt Lake City
98 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Alan
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails are always fantastic! Their tomato soup is the best in town; great flavor and perfect texture. I would not normally go for a watermelon drink but am always a sucker for anything with basil so I gave their watermelon basil cocktail a try and loved it! Great for a hot summer day. Service is always 5 star. Highly recommend for any occasion from casual brunch to intimate dinner.

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AmberA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! For those concerned about COVID, all employees wore a mask and there was plenty of space to eat outdoors. Highly recommend.

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Love
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, quaint restaurant. Good food, great mimosas, excellent customer service!

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kslund
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Niche is always a nice, intimate restaurant with great dishes aand wonderful personal srvice. One of our favorite restaurants in all of Salt Lake City and Park City

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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MarkC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow, compared to the last few times we have been there.
Food & Cocktails were great.

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GregoryJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Niche is great. A little pricey, but so is everything. Service was best we've had in SLC in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! This place is so not the old Salt Lake scene. Service was 5-star. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable, delightful, attentive but not overly so. Then there was the wine and food! I’m a food snob and live in a foodie town, and this restaurant exceeded all expectations! I’ll be back next time in time. Pure excellence!

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vipGrantS
Salt Lake City
72 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we were very pleasantly surprised at Niche. I hope this never stops.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner and it was amazing! Had the deviled eggs which were so delicious! Also had the tuna tartare appetizer which just melted in your mouth. Enjoyed a phenomenal quinoa salad with salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly and was it very large portion. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipRavi
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the entrees were delicious

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vipAmymer69
Salt Lake City
49 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was my first time here and I was not impressed. We had a reservation and still had to wait for our table. Did not get any food until our appetizer came (about 48 minutes later) due to some kind of computer issue. The burger I ordered tasted strange; almost "gamey", and the bun had a soggy bottom. The side salad was okay...nothing special; and the two dressings I tried (grapefruit vinaigrette and caesar vinaigrette) were not tasty--as if the oil as rancid or something. Our server was fine, but, lunch took about two hours, and that was not good.

FAQs

Caffe Niche offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 433-3380.

Caffe Niche is rated 4.6 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.