Cafe Martin - a hidden gem!

My good friend John wanted to meet up for lunch because it had just been far too long since he'd shared space with the FoodHussy! He suggested we hit up Cafe Martin on Garfield.

This place really is hidden - because if you're on Garfield - you won't find it! It's inside the hotel BUT it's not the lounge! You have to walk around the wall...

The easier entrance is on Vine St - right across from the library and next to LeBoxx.

Just a pretty shot of the lamp - I like that they have these custom lamps - they're nice.

Generic inside shot - I have to say though - I was recognized! Our server actually said, "Um are you the Food Hussy?" Why, YES I AM! It was pretty fun.

I got the smothered chicken ($8.95) which comes with one side and I chose onion rings. Very glad I did - they were AWESOME! The chicken was good too - and I felt $8.95 was a nice price for something other than a sandwich. The chicken was juicy - the veges were a little big and maybe could have been sauteed a little longer. BUT the onion rings were perfection!

John got the Louisiana Wrap for $7.95. Blackened chicken, lettuce, tomato, and caramelized
onions rolled with Pepper Jack cheese and spicy Cajun remoulade sauce. He was pleased and the fries were fine but he was very very jealous of my onion rings.

You've probably walked by Cafe Martin a thousand times and never wandered in - I would recommend stopping next time and trying it out! They also have pizzas which is what the server recommended but they take 20 minutes and we didn't have that much time that day.

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    not custom. every fake french restaurant has that.

  2. Cafe Martin?! Ain't that the place owned by Martin Lawrence?! I wouldn't support no place that smartass own.

  3. Man, oh man! Lovely comments. Hi Heather! I was your server. Sorry I couldn't talk more, but I was a bit busy {and having a little problem with the other 'new' server}. I'm glad you liked us!! Like I said, I enjoy reading your blog. I don't have a blog, but occassionally post on

  4. Hi Heather! I just wanted to pop ovah and say hi---I love your blog!
    <3 Cole

  5. I love that you were recognized, that is so fun! I have to admit that I haven't read much of your blog until now and I'm really enjoying. You clearly have great taste in food (by what you order) and I'm excited to read more.

  6. What are their hours? I live downtown but work in tricounty, so i can't ever get there at a time that they are open. Enlightenment is appreciated.

  7. The hours are on their website - since they're with the hotel you should be fine for dinner!

    Breakfast Serving Hours:
    6:30am – 11:00am (Monday–Friday)
    8:00am – Noon (Weekends)
    Lunch Serving Hours:
    11:00am – 2:00pm (7 days a week)
    Dinner Serving Hours:
    5:00pm – 10:00pm (Sunday-Thursday)
    5:00pm – 11:00pm (Friday & Saturday)
    Room Service:
    6:30 AM – 11 PM (7 days a week)

  8. One of my favorite places to be. Great ambiance, and the servers take care great of you. I've never had a bad meal, and I love the Caesar salad dressing. Make sure you find the time next time to try the pizza! Totally worth it.