Brent Benge, CEO of KennMar, has partnered with Josh Kline and Zoe Taylor, a pair chefs instrumental in the success of Milktooth, to open Borage, a new restaurant and bakery in Speedway. Located at the corner of West 16th Street and Lynnhurst.
The bakery will create everything from sandwich loaves to inventive croissants to specialty cakes, utilizing locally grown and milled grains. Sourdough will be a staple providing distinctive tang and chew. The cafe will have comforting staples to rely on, in addition to a rotating menu that will showcase the exceptional cultivations of Indiana farms. Whether you’re a solo diner on a Thursday night or a family of four on Saturday morning, you’ll find a welcoming space for all. The market and café will provide a space to sip on an espresso while browsing through meticulously crafted goods from the best purveyors in the state alongside freshly prepared foods.
“I’m hoping Borage will have a warm familiarity for all while accommodating the kind of people that enjoy the consistency of the same order every day plus something for those who like to switch it up with challenging, unique flavor combinations. We want a place for people to gather for all occasions that feels inviting, accessible, and focused on the bounty of Indiana,” says Joshua Kline.
Aiming for an opening in Spring 2023, Borage will seat 50-60 inside with an additional 20-30 on a patio adorned by perennial plants and artists’ murals. Hours will be focused primarily on breakfast and lunch, with limited dinner service available Thursday-Saturday. An intimate private dining room is also available for special celebrations and gatherings and as a community space.