There’s a new restaurant in town!
in the Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro, N.C.
The entire space has been renovated and updated. It’s light and airy and inviting.
It’s “cafeteria” style: you enter the line, pick up your tray and utensils, and order from the young, helpful crew behind the counters.
The food is healthy and fresh with lots of salads and “cold sides” to choose from. All of these are available in 1-4 portion sizes, but I found that even the 1 portion size was enough to share. I’ve tried several, but I would say the Asparagus, Apples, Basil, Cabbage, Apple Cider Vinaigrette side was the best of all!
Here is a direct link to their menu.
Those colorful Le Creuset pots hold the “Hot Pots” i.e. hearty casseroles, both with meat and meatless and all served with rice.
The Paninis we haven’t tried yet…but the Gruyere, Fig Jam, Parmesan on Rustic Sourdough sounds mighty good.
For dessert we saw a delicious looking piece of Avocado Lime Cheesecake: a bit unusual, no?
All the furnishings were sourced and made locally: the eye-catching overhead lights, the resurfaced wood tables, the metal serving bar, and the walls showcasing local painters.
Last, but not least, is the outdoor space. It’s lovely. It was too hot to be there the first time I went, but last week a friend and I had a delightful time on the terrace. It’s kept immaculately clean, and the planters, of course, caught my eye right away.
I recommend trying Cafe Symmetry if you’re local to this area! It’s also a great excuse to browse and “shop local” in this unique mall and former textile mill. Another great “It’s Local ” resource is La Boutique Lane, just down the hall. It’s all just one more of the many reasons we like living here…
News to me, and very good news! Perfect timing for the outdoor space with summer’s heat fading away. Sounds like a great lunch meet-up place.
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Nancie, yes indeed! Let me know when you’re in town, maybe a few more weeks til it’s cooler?
It sounds like a lovely little spot for lunch. I like how you highlight local businesses on your blog.
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THanks, Heather. I hope to do more in-depth interviews this fall.
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My husband and I were going to try this but were turned off by the cafeteria-style set up and use of “choose your protein” so we didn’t make it inside. I’m going to give it another look after your nice review!
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It IS definitely cafeteria style…but it moves quickly. The choices are really good and I found, both times, the food to be so fresh. If you can, I would try to sit outside!