Comfort-Food Café to Open Near City Hall


To the flurry of planned Downtown restaurant launches this fall (see WildScullery, Container Park), add MTO, a casual café set to open across from City Hall in October.

Although it’s hard to get past the name, which stands for Made to Order—“to” is a preposition, people, hardly deserving of its own initial—the menu sounds intriguing, with creative sandwiches, salads and weekend brunch offerings, such as vegan carrot and coconut pancakes.

Sandwiches include the also-unfortunately-named Celery Sucker wrap and the Fat Elvis, with peanut butter, bacon, banana, strawberries and Nutella on French toast, according to a press release. Since we’re an easy mark for food dares, it’s pretty likely we’ll be trying that one.

This is the first restaurant venture from Shift Solutions, a company backed by former Light Group chief operating officer Ben Sabouri. MTO will serve customers 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

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