It’s a quiet little lunch spot tucked into the back corner of Moonwater Designs, Marci Abrahamson’s design and home decor shop on Sixth. But the café’s owner, Brian Mason, is no wallflower in the local restaurant scene. The chef behind the late, beloved BL Bistro, Mason is letting word of this new venture grow slowly. But the secret’s getting out.

The Mason Jar has a light, healthy menu that Mason tries to keep as close to whole food as possible, with fresh salads, sandwiches and more—the open-faced fig and goat cheese sandwich is a favorite, along with the spring berry salad. He offers a variety of gluten-free options and some of the best catered charcuterie boards and take-and-bake casseroles in the city. The Mason Jar opens weekdays for lunch until
5 p.m., and until 2 p.m. on Saturdays. 

3313 SW Sixth Ave.