Bronze Cafe has gone from being a hidden Downtown gem to being on the frontline of Fremont Street amidst the madness of 9-to-5ers and stumbling tourists. With the expansion to The Market came some inevitable growing pains. Stocking the grocery store with affordable, quality products is still a challenge, and the hot food bar had to be discontinued after not gaining traction. (It’s hard to compete with their signature sandwiches, after all.)
But freeing up time and money from the hot bar has given way to something far more delicious: hot, made-to-order brunch and dinner offerings that stay true to Bronze’s health consciousness, available only at the Fremont Street location.
Introduced in late November, the brunch menu (served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) features everything from a loaded acai bowl and paleo banana griddle cakes with sausage (your choice of chicken apple sausage or a vegan variety) to a breakfast burrito and shakshuka—an incredible Israeli dish of poached eggs in a hot tomato stew that nods to manager David Mozes’ ancestry. It’s especially good on these recent days when the temperature dips into the 50s.
Much to my carnivorous delight, dinner (served from 5 to 10 p.m.) is more meat-centric than the rest of the cafe’s menu. There’s pan roasted salmon, roasted Peruvian chicken, chimichurri grilled shrimp and a tender, juicy bistro steak, among others. As with their sandwiches, salads and sweet treats, everything is delicious. It’s almost too good to be served at a fast-casual cafe. The prices are reasonable, too, with brunch items running from $8 to $15 and dinner from $11 to $14.
If you only pop into Bronze for lunch, we suggest you grab a seat—and a knife—the next time you’re there.
Bronze Cafe at The Market
611 Fremont St., bronzecafe.com, 702-586-3401