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I was out and about on Friday night near Addison and Broadway in Lakeview to meet a friend and walked by a brownstone with windows allowing me to see through the lace curtains into what looked like a dinner party in full swing in the flat below ground level. I smiled as it made me so happy to see tables of happy people sipping and dining together. I then realized, there was a sign on the door and it was a restaurant! I immediately shot The Flower Flat to the top of my to-go list. My friend Emily was visiting from Austin and we had planned to get brunch, so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect, and brunch was just the same.
I did some research and learned that The Flower Flat was a flower shop since it opened in 2008, and recently turned into a cafe – but the flowers remain! The flower fridges (as I’ll call them) seem to house flowers and food – not together, but I couldn’t get a clear view. You can still purchase take-away bouquets or order them for special occasions, and dine in the company of fresh, colorful, vibrant stems. (more…)