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Warehouse Cafe Dispatch Review

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The Dispatch wrote Eatery provides variety, value

Thursday, November 29, 2007

BY AARON BECK

At breakfast and lunch, the Warehouse Cafe, 243 N. 5th St., merges grocery-store prices with the leisure of the public-dining experience. Organic-food diehards must dine elsewhere, but those not observing strict sociopolitical dietary laws will appreciate the $1.50 plates of fries, $3 omelets and more than 20 sandwiches and wraps from $2.35 to $5.25.

The intimate space — with bright lighting, exposed brick, a beautifully restored wooden floor, large windows and polished pulleys with belts bolted to the ceiling (in a former life, the place was part of a shoe factory) — opened in 2001.

Here’s the drill: Study the menu, which at lunch is 23 sandwiches deep (plus the special), order and pay at the cash register, seat yourself at one of nine tables and await your food. During the lunch rush (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) the wait is longer than it is during midafternoon, but it’s still only a few minutes.

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