Cafe Fundametal opened up not too long ago in my neck of the woods. Personally, I'm always crazy excited when a new restaurant opens in East Nashville. Proves that the neighborhood is growing and the economy is strong. EAST PRIDE. Located where the ill fated tax dodger Greek place used to be, across the street from the Family Wash, I pass this place at least 2 times a day. A French Patisserie in Nashville? I had to try.
While I've spent some time in Paris, I wouldn't consider myself an expert on the French coffee house lifestyle. But, the look of Cafe Fundtametal is quite similar to cafes at which I have eaten. A long bar stocked with cocktail basics lines the back wall. There are small tables dotted around the room. The large front windows bathe the whole place in bright light. Cafe Fundamental leans more modern in design than traditional cafes, and I think it fits right at home in Nashville.
Overall, I really like the feel of Cafe Fundamental. I get what they are trying to do and I think they are on the right path. Our service was friendly and fast. CF is now open for dinner and I plan on checking that out soon. (They have duck breast with duck fat fried french fries- how can I resist?!)