- Griffin Swartzell
We haven't stopped by Marigold Café & Bakery since owners Elaine and Dominique Chavanon sold the business to locally owned Silver Star Investments in early 2017, citing the "looming minimum wage increase" as a reason. But that doesn't seem to have interrupted the ever-busy business — on a midweek lunch stop, there's a 10-minute wait for a table for one, and the bar area's already half packed.
Location Details Marigold Café and Bakery
As for the food, I try a lunch menu muffuletta ($10.50). It skips complex olive salad for a blend of mixed olives (all I see is pimento), pepperoncinis, onions and tomato with Italian vinaigrette, but it retains the balance between olive/pickle and a mountain of cured Italian meats (mortadella, prosciutto, capicola, soppressata and hard salami). Side pasta salad benefits also from vinaigrette, though this is no meal for the sour-averse. I grab a slice of carrot cake ($6.75) to go, tender, moist, and packed with walnuts. Served under not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting, it's a treat.