Catherine Boulden never really cared for espresso until she got hooked on the brew in Paris. In Memphis, however, she had trouble finding that perfect little shot in a two-and-a-half-ounce porcelain demitasse until now. Boulden and business partner/chef Mary O'Brien opened Cafe Eclectic in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood three weeks ago.
One could argue that Cafe Eclectic has been in the making for more than 20 years. Back in the mid-'80s, Boulden and her children made frequent visits to Overton Park and the Memphis Zoo. The outings had the family yearning for a neighborhood coffee shop.
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