photo 2 Mockingbird Kitchens is proof that locally sourced, sustainable food doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. The cafe, which recently opened in the Cottage Flowers building, serves fresh, made-to-order lunch options. I had the pleasure of dining here with a friend recently. The first thing I noted about my experience at Mockingbird was the friendliness of the staff. They were very accommodating and knowledgeable. For example, I wanted to special order a sandwich and they happily met my request. Speaking of a sandwich, Mockingbird offers quite the variety when it comes to their freshly made creations. The menu boasts everything from a Cuban sandwich, to a roasted beet sandwich to a shrimp Cobb salad. Their soups are made from scratch and change often. If you can't make up your mind, you can't go wrong with their lunch combos. I ordered a shrimp salad sandwich and a Ceasar side salad. I especially enjoyed their freshly brewed berry tea as a pick-me-up. All the ingredients tasted like they were right from the farm. And it's no wonder because they pretty much are! Their commitment to featuring locally sourced and seasonally available food is unusual in Indiana. And those with children will be happy to know they have a kid's menu! The affordability is impressive. My lunch was about $10, including a drink. It's hard to beat that price when you know you're getting honest-to-goodness food! You might be wondering about that name. It's a nod to this bird who's known for its uncanny ability to mimic sounds. Their mission is to harken back to the culinary songs of yesteryear, one meal at a time. They are taking back lunch with fresh food you can feel good about. Do yourself (and your body) a favor and check this place out. There is ample seating inside for the lunch crowd. You can also take advantage of their limited outdoor seating. Check out their full menu here.