BY BREANN LENZMEIER
As the snow begins to fall, and the temperature drops outside, hop inside Nichole’s Fine Pastry to warm up on a cold day. If you are in downtown Fargo and looking for a study place, coffee shop or fine pastry, Nichole’s is the place.
In business since 2003, Nichole’s was recently voted the Best of 2013 by The Forum for “Favorite Place for Best Dessert.” With freshly baked goods everyday, customers will leave with their taste buds satisfied.
Ranging from cheesecakes to pies to specialty pastries, Nichole’s offers a wide range of choices to pick and choose from. Gluten free options are also available for selection as well. I had the pumpkin bar, and it put me in the Thanksgiving mood. It had just enough spice to balance the perfectly delectable frosting.
When I walked into Nichole’s, the first thing I noticed were the glass cases with more options for the end of my meal than I could even begin to imagine. Then I smelled the soft aroma of coffee, and it had the same feeling of being in grandma’s kitchen, who always had fresh treats and a pot of coffee on.
Nichole’s has two different sides; you can order on both, but one has desserts and the other features sandwiches, salads and soups. All main course items are made fresh daily, and no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong.
I had the smoked turkey, bacon, pepper jack panini with spicy sun-dried tomato and mayonnaise. It was the perfect balance of all the ingredients. Paired with an old-fashioned Coke-Cola, I was very satisfied with my meal choice.
Nichole’s is locally owned and features local artists artwork on the walls and brings a hometown feel to downtown Fargo. Nichole’s has a cozy atmosphere, and has fast service.
Customers have the chance to order their favorite coffee drinks. The restaurant gives customers a more personal feel when they are there. Endless choices and options will not disappoint when you go to Nichole’s.
While you may not think the combinations will satisfy your taste buds, Nichole’s puts together the right combinations that won’t disappoint you. With different bread choices and sides, Nichole’s offers choices for almost everyone that walks through the door.
Whether you are out shopping for the last minute holiday gift, cramming for finals, wanting to try something new or get together with friends, Nichole’s is a great spot to do it in downtown Fargo. No matter what you fancy, you will be able to walk away with a satisfied experience.
Overall, the prices are reasonable for the homemade items you are getting. The food will make you want to come back again; and try something new. I know I want to go back already.
Nichole’s is located at 13 Eighth St. S., in downtown Fargo, and is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. They are closed Sundays and Mondays.
I recommend stopping in to Nichole’s the next time you are in downtown Fargo. Whether it is for lunch or to grab specialty drink, you won’t be disappointed with your choice to stop in, especially with the friendly staff and the chance to get out of the cold and warm up with a soothing visit at Nichole’s Fine Pastry.