Sweet and savory couple to open The Fat Hen

Playing off their talents, Ballardites Massimo and Linnea Gallo will soon open The Fat Hen at 1418 NW 70th St, where A Caprice Kitchen used to be.

The Gallos met in France while at culinary school. Linnea is a Seattle native and Massimo is from Naples, Italy. The little Ballard cafe will be a combination of their talents. “I’m the pastry chef, he’s the savory guy,” Linnea tells us.

“Our emphasis is definitely on, first of all house-made things. We’ll make our own pasta, have focaccia by the slice,” Linnea says. “We have an emphasis on sourcing local vegetables, local fish, fruit, that’s all super important to us.”

“It’s a family-oriented neighborhood cafe,” Linnea tells us, that will have its soft opening next week. Starting off, they will be open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch with the hopes of expanding into dinner. You can check out their menu here.

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