Following the massive success of Phoenix Public Market Café in downtown Phoenix, Valley restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin and brother David Chamberlin will bring the popular dining concept to the East Valley with the opening of Tempe Public Market Café. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant will be located on the northeast corner of Rural and Warner roads and is slated to open this summer.
Offering the same concept as the downtown café, the Tempe restaurant will serve as a new urban hangout for the south Tempe neighborhood. Like its sister restaurant, the breakfast, lunch and dinner eatery will offer a simple, health-focused menu of sandwiches, salads, slow-cooked meats and pastries along with a full bar. This will mark Chamberlin’s third restaurant venture including St. Francis, which has become a culinary staple in Central Phoenix since its debut almost a decade ago.
“We see a huge opportunity in South Tempe, an area that is very much underserved when it comes to locally owned restaurants,” said Chamberlin. “The Café is all about connecting the local food community by sourcing local ingredients wherever possible and providing a neighborhood gathering place to enjoy a casual meal in our dining room, a cup of coffee on our patio, or glass of local wine at our bar.”
Chamberlin opened his first Valley restaurant, St. Francis, in 2009 at the crossroads of Central Avenue and Camelback Road in uptown Phoenix — an area where very few locally owned restaurants existed at the time. Three years later, he opened his first downtown restaurant Phoenix Public Market Café. The Café specializes in dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from the adjacent farmer’s market and is home to downtown Phoenix’s largest gourmet bakery with a team of seven pastry chefs.
For more information, call 602-253-2700 or visit http://phxpublicmarket.com/cafe/.