By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Aug 03, 2015 at 2:34 PM

If you think mall food has to be junk food, this news may change your tune. Fresh, local and healthy food options will soon be available at Mayfair Mall.

Simmer Cafe has signed a lease to open a kiosk in the Mayfair Mall food court this fall. The location will be a brand new 12x15-foot kiosk near Jamba Juice and directly in front Hot Topic.

"We did not seek this out," says co-owner Steve Perlstein, "They actually called us. And we think it’s because they are really seeking out more local healthy options."

The kiosk will feature a similar menu to that offered by both the Simmer Truck and the Downtown Simmer Cafe, located at 718 N. Water St. Breakfast – including the unique Simmer panini press omelets and hashbrowns – will be available all day. The kiosk will also serve homemade soups, panini, fresh baked goods and salads featuring house-made dressings.

Simmer Cafe Mayfair has an expected opening date of early October.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.