About Caffe Niche

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.

779 E 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served:
8:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm Sunday

Cross Street:
800 E 300 S

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 433-3380

Website:
http://www.caffeniche.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is to the west of the building. Parking is also available on the street.

Executive Chef:
Chef Andy Shay

Private Party Facilities:
We have space for private parties. Please call for details about booking.

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caffe Niche Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

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Good for a Date (5)
Healthy (5)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our dinner. We will be back for sure. Everything was good from the Brussel sprout starter to the filet medallions and the Salmon! All very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything I've ordered here (4 separate occasions) has been beyond expectation. Breakfast, lunch, dinner -- all outstanding taste wise, and with an original flare. Clean look and cozy feel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food needed more flavor. Wonderful ambiance. Superior service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. I had a salad and the salmon. Both were delicious. Good portions, not too little or too much, and the sweet potatoes were amazing. My husband had meatballs and the wedge salad. They were very flavorful and filling. The wedge had shrimp and was entree size.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food is delicious and well presented. They are also committed to sustainability.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious breakfast options and wonderful service - thank you! Good coffee. :)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was excellent, but the portion of chicken I received was the smallest by far I have ever received in a restaurant. The restaurant can be very noisy. Not at all cheap

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were looking for a restaurant on the east side of town with good Yelp reviews. We were very pleased. The food was very good, service was also very good and we enjoyed our table by the window. We will return.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had good food and a friendly server. We'll be back.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great breakfast spot and the staff were very friendly and used real smiles. Loved our server Melina. They should be proud to have her on board there. Next time in I'm SLC I will stop by and grab a bite.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Organic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was great but noise level was too great to have conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Caffe Niche has an excellent, limited menu. You can expect your dish to be perfectly prepared with nuanced combinations of flavors and textures. I have been here over 20 times and have always been very happy and feel the food is a good value for the quality. I guarantee you will always be pleased with the chicken, lamb, beef or fish preparations. They are always cooked perfectly, never over or under done. This is a skill I have yet to master, hence, I eat here and let Chef Andy do it for me!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Amazing as always. Celebrating a birthday, and Niche never disappoints! Jason is an awesome server.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We sat out on the patio, which was very pleasant, except that there was a cat. It would sit by our table and crawl around our legs, which was very annoying. Isn't this a health code violation?

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The menu is limited and the ingredients are always fresh. I have never been disappointed at Niche, and the prices are very reasonable. One tip is to always leave room for dessert, because it is "to die for!". Andy is an amazing chef, and I love seeing her in the open kitchen, she really knows what she's doing. The entrees are thoughtfully put together with unexpected flavors that work well together. The fish, beef or chicken is ALWAYS cooked to perfected, never over or under done....perfect, perfect, every time!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Kid-friendly
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always a nice night out there. So wonderful to have such a nice place in our neighborhood.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great service! Cafe niche is my favorite brunch spot. The food is delicious and there are a lot of healthy options, and plenty of comfort food too! They have a really nice tea selection and some of the best staff in the area. Would definitely recommend for a date, it's quiet, cozy, and the patio is beautiful in the spring.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Quick service and excellent food. It's reasonably priced, especially given the tasty dishes they prepare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Disgusted. We ordered dessert to take out. We waited well over half an hour for the waitress to bring it to the table. Inexplicably the take out boxes were covered in greasy marks and finger prints--as though they had been taken from the garbage. I inquired why. The response from the wait person was the chef wanted to close the boxes. What? I was so embarrassed. I was trying to impress my guests and one of them ended up wiping the box with a napkin. The wait person brought 1 fresh box (we had ordered 3 different desserts and all were in comparable condition.) It was so unappetizing. What on earth was that? What happened? We had already waited so painfully long that we just paid and left and ended up throwing away the dessert because it seemed so fishy and as though they had been dropped or as I said pulled from the garbage. I will never return. The wait person surely could have seen they were in bad condition and changed the boxes before bringing them to our table. What on earth would possess a restaurant to present something in that fashion and make us wait that long? I can only imagine the worst. Ugh.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We love Cafe Niche! Always wonderful service by very friendly and nice waiters. The food is nice presented and a good amount.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My family and I went to Niche for the Mother's day brunch and the food was VERY disappointing. The choices for the buffet were very limited and nothing much at all for such an occasion and for the price of the buffet.
We had lunches at Niche in the past with much better results but Mother's Day Brunch was not to their usual standard.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I chose this place based on the everyday menu, I was excited to try their vegetarian options. When I received a call to confirm my reservation I found out it was $30 per person for Mother's Day. When we arrived they tried to sit five of us at a 4 top in the corner, my dad is 6'4 and this wasn't going to work. We asked for seating elsewhere and the hostess put her hand up as if to quiet us and was really short with us. She was not happy about having to move us and made some snide comments towards my mom.

Our waitress was wonderful, very knowledgeable and personable. She spilled drinks all over my husband but was prompt to correct it and paid for his meal. It wasn't even a big deal but she felt terrible. She really was a great and friendly server.

The buffet was $30 per person and had eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, French toast, yogurt, granola, and a couple salad options. Not the best selection but the food was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. Nice location and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We frequent Niche for brunch on the weekend. Food is always spot on. Love the mushroom scramble, with their house made English muffins! Service is hit or miss.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Dined early evening before too crowded. Exceptional service from a most congenial member of the wait staff...very helpful with menu recommendations and wine selection. Have yet to experience a bad meal whether brunch, lunch or dinner. Great place for off-hour dining. Neighborhood location can make parking availability a challenge at times.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Our lamb, and steak entrees were perfectly prepared - as always! We also love the deviled eggs, and wine-by-the-glass selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was our first trip to Caffe Niche but it definitely won't be our last. We made a reservation and were seated promptly when we arrived. Our waiter gave us the special and some helpful info on the menu that was clearly not off of a cue card. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and casual but not too casual.
The meal was extraordinary. The dessert was extraordinary. The espresso was extraordinary.
The only complaint was the menu made it hard to decide just because it all sounded so good. We will definitely be back to try the rest!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We dropped by for a wine and light food on a Sat. night around 9. The place was fairly empty. It took awhile to get any service. Wine list never left with menus and had to request one. Waiter seemed bothered by this.

I used to love this place but I won't be returning.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Our experience was absolutely perfect. It was the salmon was exquisite, and the appetizers which composed of avocado/shrimp, and the roasted artichoke were sublime. The service was also impeccable.
Will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 1, 2017

My husband and I went for a weekend dinner and as usual with Niche, had a great meal. The high quality dining experience never disappoints. I had the steak and he had the lamb, both excellent and the blue cheese mashed potatoes were our favorite. We continue to go back and back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 30, 2017

I loved my Thai salad and my friend the Risotto. The artichoke was a bit of a disappointment, we originally wanted the brussel sprouts but they were out. I would go again. I really liked it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Excellent food. Breakfast of course is my favorite. My boss loves the thai steak salad. Must say my favorite part is my creative mimosa with champagne and their fresh pear puree!

Tags: Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The new menu items are awesome. Great service. Never disappoints.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Took an out of town friend to Cafe Niche for an after movie dinner. We both loved it. She had lamb and I had the mahi-mahi . We shared an artichoke to begin. We had a lovely evening and the dinner and friendly waiter made it a great time.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 25, 2017

When I looked at the menu online I had high hopes for this restaurant and I wasn't disappointed. EVERYTHING was delicious. We had such a hard time choosing that we ended up getting lots of small plates followed by main courses. We brought home leftovers (which were very tasty the next day), but the combination of small plates and entres resulting in a higher than expected bill. Lesson learned for next time (and there definitely will be a next time in the near future).
Really glad my first two restaurant choices weren't available and we found this gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Perfect st Patrick's day Irish Whiskey for dessert!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Been here a few times. Food is delicious and server team are attentive. They are also very accommodating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Wonderful eating place for anytime of the day! We enjoy everything about this little restaurant ~

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our server didn't seem to interested in serving. Food was underwhelming and not well prepared. Both of these issues have been reoccurring themes during our visits to Niche. Not inclined to keep giving them a shot.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 9, 2017

The food was delicious and we shared three desserts that were equally noteworthy. Our server was adorable and attentive. It was a great place for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas
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