Within the next few days there will be a new casual venue on the Carrboro restaurant scene.
Cafe Symmetry will open in Carr Mill Mall, in the space formerly occupied by Panzanella. The new restaurant will be run by the team of owners who currently run Elmo’s Diner, situated just a few spaces away in the shopping center.
“We are looking to get attract everyone trying to get an excellent meal quickly,” said Cindy McMahan, co-owner of Cafe Symmetry. “There are a variety of options like a fancy restaurant, but it will be quick. We are going to be like a fun cafeteria.”
The restaurant will have a cafeteria-style concept with a heavy focus on fresh foods, McMahan said. The menu is comprised of many locally sourced ingredients, and selections include everything from cold salads to meat braises to freshly squeezed juices.
The separate bar area will have a selection of twelve draft beers, wines and a variety of cocktails.
Because the restaurant plans to use local produce, the menu will be constantly evolving.
“There will be plenty of variety and seasonal dishes,” McMahan said.
“The restaurant provides an affordable compromise between fast food and fresh food. We are a little more upscale than Weaver Street.”
UNC sophomore Kyle Werner said he would be interested in eating at Cafe Symmetry.