Cafe Eclectic Opens in Midtown 

Catherine Boulden never really cared for espresso until she got hooked on the brew in Paris. In Memphis, however, she had trouble finding that perfect little shot in a two-and-a-half-ounce porcelain demitasse — until now. Boulden and business partner/chef Mary O'Brien opened Cafe Eclectic in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood three weeks ago.

One could argue that Cafe Eclectic has been in the making for more than 20 years. Back in the mid-'80s, Boulden and her children made frequent visits to Overton Park and the Memphis Zoo. The outings had the family yearning for a neighborhood coffee shop.

Read the rest of Simone Wilson's story on Midtown's newest restaurant.

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