Culinary power couple creates comfort food with a gourmet touch
This Tallahassee Table article first appeared in “Here’s Brunch” from Florida Politics.
Grove Market Cafe is one of the top destinations for breakfast and lunch in Tallahassee, serving the stellar cuisine of award-winning chefs and spouses, David and Elizabeth Gwynn.
The Gwynns are the power culinary couple behind the former Cypress Restaurant, which closed in July. Fans who miss Cypress can at least get a taste of the Gwynns’ cooking at Grove Market. The Gwynns also own Vertigo Burgers and Fries.
Grove Market is a cheerful space that melds modern decor with old-fashioned market accents. There’s a large patio as well as inside seating.
My husband and I are big fans of Big Dave’s Plate, with two eggs, pancakes (possibly the best in town), choice of meat and grits or potatoes. There are many tempting choices including a Southern Benedict with fried green tomatoes and ham on a biscuit; strawberry and cream cheese stuffed French toast; avocado, roasted mushroom or housemade peanut butter or almond butter toast plus bowls such as the shrimp and grits or Sweet Pig Hash. FYI, breakfast is served all day and gluten-free options are available.
For lunch, you’ll find homey lunch fare such as chicken pot pie and meatloaf, smothered chicken, corned beef Reuben or steamed veggie plate. Among the homemade desserts: lemon meringue pie and flourless chocolate cake.
Cappuccinos, mimosas and other cava drinks available along with beer and wine.
Details: Grove Market Cafe, 1370 Market St.; 850-894-5060. Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to Monday and Wednesday. Temporarily closed Tuesday and Thursday.