Inside Fausto, a Chic New Cafe Located Inside of Downtown's Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Arts Center has a new cafe. Fausto, a partnership with the Ferrari brothers — the duo behind Mom 'n 'em coffee shop/wine bar in Camp Washington and Ferrari Barbershop & Coffee Co. downtown — currently offers breakfast and lunch, with a three-course prix fixe dinner service beginning July 22nd. Tony and Austin Ferrari are Cincinnati natives who returned home after opening and operating Hillside Supper Club and Provender Coffee in San Francisco. Fausto, named after their father and their great uncle, features locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that play on the creativity of the CAC. “What comes with food, good wine and good design is naturally great art,” says Tony, the chef, in a release. “They all work together, really, and have the same language. People who come to see art have open imaginations, and hopefully the same thought and eye for food.” The menu offerings include dishes like baked eggs in tomato sauce and chia seed pudding for breakfast and handmade linguini and clams and a chicken salad sandwich for lunch. There is also coffee, tea, wine and cocktails, like the Refreshing as Yoko: pamplemouse, Aperol, grapefruit bitters, sparkling wine and rosemary. The Contemporary Arts Center is located at 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown.
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The interior of Fausto at the CAC
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The interior of Fausto at the CAC
Smoked white fish tartine with radish, dill and pickled kohlrabi ($12)
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Smoked white fish tartine with radish, dill and pickled kohlrabi ($12)
Cucumber salad, shaved red onion, green goddess dressing, black sesame and walnuts ($10)
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Cucumber salad, shaved red onion, green goddess dressing, black sesame and walnuts ($10)
The dining space
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The dining space
Inside Fausto, a Chic New Cafe Located Inside of Downtown's Contemporary Arts Center
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Inside Fausto, a Chic New Cafe Located Inside of Downtown's Contemporary Arts Center
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Chilled tomato gazpacho, pine nuts, avocado crema, garden herbs ($8)
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Chilled tomato gazpacho, pine nuts, avocado crema, garden herbs ($8)
Inside Fausto, a Chic New Cafe Located Inside of Downtown's Contemporary Arts Center
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An assortment of wines available at Fausto
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An assortment of wines available at Fausto
Ricotta toast with market fruit and saba ($7)
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Ricotta toast with market fruit and saba ($7)