Fresh and Local, Feed Cafe is the Place to Go

There’s more to the red barn on Main Street than initially meets the eye. Founded by the creators of Nova Cafe, Feed Cafe provides Bozeman with fresh, local breakfast and lunch plates. Open daily from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feed is a great place to go if you want a nice morning out for breakfast, to meet a friend for lunch or to set up and get some studying done over a cup of coffee.

 

At Feed, you order your meal at the counter, pay and then settle down in the cozy yet hip restaurant while you wait for your food. The dark brown wooden tables and floors, mixed with the large silver bull head and assorted kitchen utensils hanging on the walls provide a comfy farmhouse-kitchen feel. The atmosphere helps enhance the farm fresh theme of the restaurant.

 

Feed works with local Montana farmers and ranchers to get the freshest ingredients for their dishes. A list of all the local suppliers they work with on their website shows that they have connections in Livingston, Ryegate, Wilsall, Missoula, Bozeman and more. Their coffee, wheat, produce, meats, eggs and dairy are all local. They even provide links to all their farmers and producers so you can learn more about each one. Feed offers a small general store in the corner of the restaurant, where they sell products from small businesses and local companies, such as Rockford Coffee, Bozeman Honey Company and Montana Planks.

 

Feed has a full espresso bar with a variety of coffee and tea options, as well as a nice selection of fresh, cold pressed juices. They have daily specials, and a delicious selection of baked goods that are made on site every morning.

 

Feed Cafe offers an array of breakfast and lunch options. For breakfast, you can choose from a variety of breakfast sandwiches, oats or specialties such as panzanella, pastrami hash or a chorizo omelette. For lunch you have the option of daily special soups, lunch sandwiches like an elk burger or grilled three cheese, fresh salads or a quinoa bowl. I ordered the Snaus breakfast sandwich which features a Hawaiian brat with an egg, grilled pineapple, pepper jack cheese and harissa mayo. It was partnered with a caramel latte, and a chocolate chip cookie. The service was friendly, welcoming and fast. At Feed, the hustle and bustle of the kitchen is out for everyone to see; the open layout lets you look in and watch your sandwich be assembled or coffee beverage brewed. Even with a small mishap with my order and a line almost out the door, my meal was presented to me in under 10 minutes. The food was hot and delicious, and the coffee was satisfying. Most meals run under or around $10 and are well-portioned. You also have the option of adding on a variety of sides, such as toast, fresh fruit or yogurt, to any main dish you wish.

 

Between the reasonable prices, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere, I would highly recommend going to Feed Cafe next time you’re looking for a good, fresh breakfast or lunch.

 

Written By: Allie Hale