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As a Speedway resident, I've been eagerly anticipating the moment when the 'Now Open' sign would grace the front doors of Borage, Speedway's newest bakery, cafe, and market all in one. The day we've all been waiting for finally arrived on June 12th when the doors swung open to the public. Borage is located at 1609 North Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, and they welcome you from Tuesday to Sunday, 8 am to 2 pm, and Thursday to Saturday, 5 pm to 9 pm.


I had the privilege of attending Borage's soft opening a few days prior to sample their dinner menu, which is only available on Thursday through Saturday evenings. The breakfast and lunch menus, always available during open hours, boast affordable prices. The dinner menu, with its range of items and prices from $12-$30, caters to everyone's affordability, ensuring there's something for every palate and pocket.


The market seamlessly blends into this shop, offering everything from drinks and grocery items to skin care products and children's games. In the same space as the market is a pastry case loaded with sweet and savory croissants, cookies, cinnamon rolls, fresh baguettes, and more. The small coffee menu offers the classics, and on the opposite wall, glass panels provide a perfect view of the bakery kitchen. 


Every detail in this space, from the pops of color and variety of dishware to the oval archways, eclectic wall decor, and lighting, appeared to be intentional—telling a story of the love that went behind the birth of Borage. 


Every dish I sampled from the Borage menu left me with one word in mind: nourishment. The menu is a testament to the chefs' commitment to fresh, wholesome ingredients, with many menu items featuring fresh veggies or fruit. I had the pleasure of sharing An Asparagus Love Story, Herbed Gournay Cheese & Pepper Jelly with "Polenta Fries," the Greens, Grain, Garbanzo Bowl, and Flatbread Sandwich with a small group of friends, each offering a unique blend of flavors.


Owners Chef Zoe Taylor and Chef Josh Kline have created a space to remember what it is like to disconnect from technology and reconnect with your senses. I hope everyone who walks through those doors will receive the same beautiful experience I had, one of being embraced by the community—a rare find in the fast-paced day and age we live in. Just like the Borage flower, which provides a high amount of nectar in the garden, Borage provides just that for the community—sustenance for the soul.