This is a hidden gem that deserves to be main-stage. After culinary education, training under 'star' name master chefs, and almost a decade as executive Sous Chef of one of the most prestigious private clubs in the Twin Cities, the owner and chef of The Cup & Saucer is following his dream in a place of his own.
Down the road from a major expressway, The Cup is easy to access and even easier to love. Currently serving only breakfast and lunch, this restaurant exudes fresh and well-thought out entrees prepared from locally sourced meats vegetables and fruits.It's not uncommon to witness local patrons dropping off flats of fresh tomatoes, arm loads of fresh rhubarb or eggplant or apples. Whatever is in season. They love seeing them transformed by the chef into edible works of art.
No mistake, this establishment is a family labor of love. Chef Seth is joined by his co-partner in business--and in life--as his wife makes all of the fresh-baked desserts that constantly change with the freshest items the season presents.Fresh made soups stand on their own. (I enjoyed a light yet creamy carrot-ginger soup!)
Patrons travel far and wide to the Cup & Saucer. We are on a relocation trip to KC, and had read about this spot and came for the experience. We're glad we did. We have this location bookmarked on our GPS!
On our trip we'd just missed a couple from France who were on a "back-woods across America" trip, and wrote about their experience in their food/adventure blog. Other diners come from the Twin Cities, Michigan/Ohio, Florida, Colorado, California as well as England and Australia.
We dined on their specialty the "Piggy-Wiggly" burger of seasoned local pork topped with home sweet cured bacon, fresh made onion jam, house spiced ketchup and house made pickles on a pretzel bun! My wife enjoyed the bountiful chopped salad with tender pulled chicken and garden fresh greens. She chose the chef-made lemon vinaigrette dressing, while I fell in love with the orange dressing.
The owners provide honest, innovative dishes, and their 'take no short-cuts' approach also includes fresh made baked goods and desserts prepared by the Chef's wife.
If you're in the area you should explore The Cup & Saucer. Maybe it will become a frequent destination for you too!