By Heather Collins
Rosie’s Place will open its long-awaited Carmel location this in September. Owner Debbie Bourgerie said Carmel was one of the first places she explored when launching Rosie’s Place eight years ago. The original locations at The Square in Noblesville and The Bricks of Zionsville have become popular brunch staples.
Bourgerie said the new space is unique for a breakfast place. The 4,000 square-foot space will feature lots of windows, a high ceiling and greenery to complement the space’s brightness while incorporating the traditional Rosie’s Place elements such as exposed brick walls, tin ceiling and wood floors. With an occupancy of 140, more outdoor seating and a mezzanine level, the Carmel location will be the largest Rosie’s Place.
The café, known for its destination dining experience and homemade Midwestern fare, will be at 1111 W. Main St. at the Olivia in Carmel. Breakfast items include classic eggs benny, corned beef hash, brown sugar oatmeal pancakes, a daily quiche and a variety of Mexican-inspired breakfast dishes (Bourgerie’s personal favorite is the huevos rancheros). Lunch items include the quinoa Buddha bowl, strawberry summer salad, turkey pesto sandwich, hot pastrami sandwich and homemade soups. Bourgerie’s original passion was baking, and the bakery offers a range of from-scratch items such as pecan pie, chocolate ganache cake, cinnamon rolls, macaroons and bumbleberry pie.
Everything on the menu is made in-house, from scratch.
“Rosie’s is a neighborhood restaurant that delivers high-quality, handcrafted food that inspires conversation and fosters community,” Bourgerie said. “The Rosie’s family looks forward to welcoming Carmel residents and becoming a part of the fabric of the neighborhood.”
Bougerie said she grew up in the restaurant business and hung out at her parents’ St. Louis-based restaurant as a young girl. Rosie’s Place is named after Bourgerie’s grandmother, who was born in 1918. Her photograph from the 1940s hangs in the café.
For more, visit rosiesplace.net.