Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Jean-Robert adds another jewel to the Queen City's crown

Jean-Robert's Greenup Café (Photo: WCPO)

High profile French chef Jean-Robert de Cavel adds another in his successful string of Cincinnati area restaurants with the 7 am opening tomorrow of Jean-Robert's Greenup Café in Covington. Located in the former site of the late, lamented Wildflour Bakery, the project has been on the boards since 2004 when Jean-Robert bought the building. The café will be a combination bakery and coffee house and so should be able to fill the void for French pastries left by the abrupt closings last summer of Le Cezanne in Glendale and Hyde Park and, more recently, by Divina's Delights and La Tarterie, both at Findlay Market. According to the Cincinnati Post, "In about a month, Northcutt said the café plans to begin serving breakfast and lunch and then add dinner and Sunday brunches later in the summer. Pastry chef Jean Phillipe Solnom, who studied pastries in France for eight years and chocolate in Switzerland for eight years, will bake goodies fresh each morning."

In the spirit of a friendly neighborhood hangout, the atmosphere will be a casual, but classy one. The café, when opened, will seat 60 indoors and 40 in the outdoor courtyard.

Jean-Robert's Greenup Café
308 Greenup Street
Covington, KY
Hours: 7am-4:30pm (closing time tentative) Monday-Saturday. Opens 9am Sunday. Will be closed Monday (6/26) to prepare for the addition of breakfast and lunch service by the end of next week
Telephone: (859)261-3663

Related stories:
Patrons say café like being in Paris; Famed chef opens café in Covington Cincinnati Enquirer (6/22/06)

Jean-Robert's Greenup Cafe opening Cincinnati Enquirer (6/20/06)


Anonymous Mary Twiss Connolly said...

I can't wait to try this place Saturday - French pastries and real café! Yay!!

1:46 AM  

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