We live and work here in Provo and (finally) took the opportunity to try out Mark’s Lemon Cafe. Many of our friends have already tried the food there several times over, and had such amazing things to say.
The ambiance of the place is incredible and definitely like nothing else that exists on the island, we really felt as though we were at a themed restaurant back in Canada, or, the real thing. As you are walking in, there’s a short pathway filled with lovely tall and potted plants, then waking in to the restaurant itself, there are lots of earthy type colors, and long couches that back up against the wall with middle eastern looking pillows, the entire ceiling was draped with white shear, and the hexagon terra-cotta looking tiles (with finely designed mexican tiles in the middle) was all what made the Restaurant very special.
Service was really good as well, and, like many other posts, Mark was out and about, greeting everyone and telling his story, very personable. Food turnaround was very quick as well, which was great as we were really hungry.
The food itself was delicious, we got the chickpeas dish and meat dish for appetizer (can’t remember the exact names, shame on me!), and had the chicken on basmati rice with the tatziki for the entree. Everything was excellent! For desert, we had the Ginger Cheesecake, a recommendation of Mark’s and we were in heaven!
Well done to Mark, a young entrepreneur (many of us in Provo) who took a chance to open this new gem in Provo in the middle of a global downturn, Lemon will definitely be on top of my recommendation list for family and friends coming in.