A new cafe and culinary project featuring a dream team of chefs, baristas and cocktail masters is set to open in Minneapolis this June.
Lynhall, in the 11,500-square-foot space that formerly housed the Soo Visual Arts Center at 2640 Lyndale Avenue S., will house a “market-inspired” cafe as well as an incubator kitchen for startups, a kitchen television studio and a private dining area.
In the cafe, pastry chef Katie Elsing, formerly of Icehouse, will be baking sweet and savory pastries and artisan breads to go along with a craft coffee menu featuring Equator Coffee, which will be designed by Tyler Lanzi, formerly of Dogwood Coffee.
Chef Shane Oporto, the former Chef de Cuisine at La Belle Vie, meanwhile, will handle the regular cafe menu, which will include a mix of roasted meats and vegetables in a fast-casual environment.
On the television side, former KSTP reporter Eric Gislason will oversee a project targeting startups who are seeking professional-grade equipment ready for production and packaging. The high-end television equipment will be available for incubators to promote their products, and any packaged goods may be sold in Lynhall’s marketplace.
“There is such a strong community of talented makers,” founder Anne Spaeth said in a release. “Our goal with the incubator kitchen is to foster entrepreneurship, good food and community in an effort to keep it strong.”
Lynhall is expected to debut on June 14.