Shop and then Eat at the Marketplace Cafe

Shop and eat at Nordstroms at the Ala Moana Center (1519 Kapiolani Boulevard). Located on the first floor of Nordstrom is the Marketplace Cafe, an upscale cafeteria where you get to see the menu choices before you order.

The menu choices at the Marketplace Cafe are basic…soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and either roasted herb salmon or Tuscan roast chicken. Items range from $3.75 for a cup of soup to $14.95 for the herb roasted salmon.

Salads at the Cafe are not your ordinary mixed green salads. Salads include Tropical Fruit & Chicken Salad ($11.50), Artichoke & Chicken Salad ($10.75), Nicoise Salad with Ahi Tuna ($13.95) and the Ginger Panko Crusted Chicken Salad ($11.95). I had the Ginger Panko Crusted Chicken Salad which included organic baby greens, romaine lettuce, crisp chicken, smoked bacon, egg, tomato, corn served with a honey dijon dressing.  This salad reminded me of a cobb salad and was fresh, filling and satisfying. I’d order it again if it weren’t for the fact I want to try the Nicoise Salad. I heard that is also a popular choice.

My husband Ron had the Herb Roasted Salmon ($14.95) which included an herb and dijon roasted salmon with red bliss potatoes, carrots, zuchini, and roasted pepper. Ron liked the salmon and ate everything on his plate.

Desserts included cookies, lemon bars, Red Velvet Cake, and a Turtle Chocolate Cake.  We chose the chocolate cake which was enough for the two of us to share. The cake was moist, light and yummy.

Dinner was good. I can’t wait to go back to the Marketplace Cafe to try something else.