This past spring, my best friend moved to pursue a work opportunity in Seattle. It’s been hard having her live in a different city, but at the same time it’s allowed us to explore and discover new places. And when we do visit we get whole weekends together, which is a treat!
On her moving weekend back in March she took us all for brunch at Oddfellows Cafe, a restaurant recommended to her. It was a great experience and I had the pleasure of bringing my family back two weekends ago.
This place is popular and extremely busy, so while waiting for our table we wandered over to browse other shops and learn a bit about the building they’re located in.
The Oddfellows Building, located at 915 East Pine Street was established in 1908, as evidenced by the inlaid tile on the front stoop. It was transformed in 2008 to restore the architectural integrity of the building and to modernize the systems. The tenanted areas we spent time in – Oddfellows Cafe, NuBe Green – have a similar aesthetic. Warm and well-used wood floor, white walls, industrial lighting, steel fixtures, exposed brick and refurbished furniture. We couldn’t help feeling inspired after our time exploring the building, viewing the wares and having a delicious brunch. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, by the way, but definitely ask for an order of their beignets for a sweet treat to share.
Thought I’d post some photos from our visit, as they may inspire you as well!
Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend ahead.