Along with your groceries, you can now have a full-service, sit-down meal at the Market Café, located in the northeast corner of the Newton Hy-Vee. Open Thursday, the Market Café is unique in that it works will all of the departments in the grocery store to serve the meals in the restaurant.
“Market Café offers the same friendly environment you get from your Newton Hy-Vee, and we just wanted to bring our service to the next level (in a restaurant setting),” restaurant manager Jack Wearmouth said.
Doors are open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. with daily specials as well as a full menu for all three meals. Sunday morning an extravagant brunch will be served with a Bloody Mary bar and Mimosas as well as a carving station, made to order omelets and eggs benedict. The floral shop will also be involved with arrangements.
“We’ve already had a lot of compliments and some early favorites with our chicken tenders that have a seasalt vinegar rub and the peanut butter burgers that are very unique,” Wearmouth said.
Customers have the option to eat and then get their groceries, shop before dining and have their purchases held or just come into the café for a meal.
“Even with the restaurant they have the option to go get their Chinese and bring it in to eat,” Wearmouth said.
The Market Café also has a fully stocked bar with seating and several flatscreen televisions throughout the restaurant for patrons to enjoy.
“Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. we offer wing night, you get six bone-in wings for $5 that will be great for game day specials,” Wearmouth said.
Reservations are available but there will always be space for those stopping in while shopping, he said.