Ground, a new coffee shop from the owner of Balagger Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar, opens Saturday. Photo by Mike Mowery.
Ground, a café and coffee boutique, is scheduled to open Saturday at the corner of Sligo Avenue and Selim Road in the space formerly occupied by Jackie’s Sidebar.
Owner Malede Anteneh, who also owns and operates Balagger Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar next door, said the shop will offer coffee, tea and organic juices as well as beer and wine.
The café will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week serving pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items as well as salads.
In addition to the salads on the menu (see below), customers will be able to custom order a salad with their choice of ingredients, which Anteneh intends to locally source.
While pricing has not yet been set, here is the planned menu for Ground’s opening:
Egg and Aged Vermont Cheddar Cheese Sandwich
Egg, Tomato, Cheese and Avocado Sandwich
Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Cucumber, Dill and Crème Fraîche
Egg and Turkey Sage Sausage Sandwich
On your choice of Bagel, Ciabatta or Croissant Bread
Bagel and Cream Cheese
Add Tomato, Cucumber or Avocado or Spinach
House Made Hummus with Celery, Bell Pepper, Cucumber and Jicama
Tarragon chicken salad sandwich with dried cranberries
Mediterranean Tuna Salad Sandwich (Mayo free)
Oven Roasted Turkey breast sandwich with Spinach, Tomato, Red Onion and Emmenthaler
Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil on Ciabatta Roll
The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich
On your choice of Multigrain or Rye Bread
Bruschetta Caesar Salad with tomatoes, basil, and reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette
Apple Spinach Salad with Red Onion, Apple, Dried Cherries, Goat Cheese and Champagne
Mixed Greens with Roasted Beets and Avocado Tossed with Orange-Shallot Vinaigrette
Add Chicken or Smoked Salmon
Triple Berry Smoothie
Banana Smoothie with strawberries, raspberries, and mango
Green Smoothie (fresh leafy greens, flavorful fruit,)