Cheese-centric cafe Spread & Co. opens Tuesday
After three years of preparing charcuterie boards and cheese plates for customers to enjoy in their homes, Spread & Co. is opening a brick-and-mortar location at 1610 W. 38th St.
The cafe, operated by Spread & Co. founder Rosemary Ewald and her husband, former Grizzelda’s head chef Austin Ewald, will serve a selection of sweet and savory options at breakfast and lunch, including breakfast items like the Rösti Plate with crispy hashbrowns, crème fraîche, capers, red onion and prosciutto; a homemade “Spamwich” with a Spam-inspired pork terrine, seasonal jam and five-year cheddar on house-made brioche; and brioche doughnuts with cinnamon, cardamom, raw sugar and cultured butter, and filled with house jam. The specialty cheeses will be available on boards, in sandwiches, on salads and in unique dishes like cones filled with cured meats and rotating cheese-infused soft-serve ice cream. Customers can also order charcuterie and cheese boards online and pick up at the store to take home.
“We want to create an inclusive, fun space where guests feel comfortable asking questions and leave having tried something new,” Rosemary Ewald said in a release. “The menu is focused around the cheese boards we currently offer, and cheese and house-made bread will be at the heart of everything we do, with thoughtful purveying and minimal waste as an absolute goal. Ultimately, we want to give our current clients more options and accessibility to the product they already know and love.”
Spread & Co. will open on Oct. 22 in the former Russell’s Bistro space serving coffee drinks and house lemonade and plans to add beer and wines in the coming weeks; and the owners intend to eventually add dinner service.