Friday, December 26, 2014

Nice Lunch in Bowling Green Kentucky

In early September Laurie and I were on our way back to our home in East Tennessee after visiting family in St. Louis and Omaha.  I took a different route home…not the fastest one…just because we like seeing new areas and don’t like retracing our path for any drive or trip…

Once again I used as my 'go to' guide for lunch.

Home Café and Marketplace is ranked #2 by out of all the restaurants in Bowling Green Kentucky.  Currently, this restaurant has 34 Excellent or Very Good reviews versus 0 Poor or Terrible reviews. 
This is casual dining, that’s for sure.  They’ve tucked this little bit of outdoor dining on the small sidewalk/patio area outside the restaurant.

This chalkboard greeted us on the sidewalk next to the entrance to Home Café and Marketplace.  I paid attention to this list… Can you guess what I ordered for lunch?

The interior of Home Café and Marketplace is a little quirky… Love the pig flying over the mirror.  Note the banner that reads “Farm to Table”.  Another chalkboard sign on the wall listed 20 local purveyors that Home Café buys product from.

Diners place their order at the counter after studying the menu on the wall.  The menu is changed on a regular basis so there is a great chance that you’ll be able to try something new when you return for another meal. 

Here are 3 examples of the menu from early December: Autumn Salad ($7.99) with spring mix greens, goat cheese, candied pecans, apples, prosciutto and balsamic dressing; Meat Me Pizza ($7.49) with San Marzano sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon and banana peppers; Smoked Bologna Reuben ($8.49) with black rye bread, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, sauerkraut and Marksbury Farm beef bologna.

This is what I ordered from the blackboard at the entrance to Market Café.  It’s the Pepperoni, Italian Sausage and Pesto Pizza. ($7.49) Can you spell “Excellent”?!  This was a great little pizza, perfect for my lunch…

Laurie went with a classic Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich with house made chips on the side. ($8.49) The sandwich was very good indeed and it’s a good thing that we can’t buy the potato chips locally!  They were great!

This is a gourmet sandwich and pizza restaurant… There are 3 classically trained chefs on staff plus 2 other restaurant veterans with over 30 years of experience.  We will definitely stop at the Home Café and Marketplace on the next trip that takes us through this part of Kentucky.  This restaurant is located at 2440 Nashville Road in Bowling Green.  Phone: 270-846-1272.  Website:  Just click on any of the photographs to enlarge them...

We hope that you had a terrific Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by for a 'light' lunch after your holiday feast…

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave 


  1. Yep, I had you pegged for the pizza and I guessed right. Looking at the above comments, it appears you're not hard to figure out when it comes to pizza :)

    Hope you had a great Christmas.