Today, Kate recommends visiting a new taste in town:
“The Boston suburb I grew up in is primarily residential, with stores and services arrayed in clusters along its municipal borders. One of those clusters once included a corner wine shop, which went out of business many years ago. The empty storefront remained unchanged for at least a decade, with the wine shop signs still in place and the same cheerful green color decorating the outside walls. A few months ago, I learned that a new venue - Sofra Bakery and Café - was breathing fresh life into the space, and I knew that I had to check it out.
Sofra Bakery offers traditional Middle Eastern foods in a sunny and trendy interior, and the result is generating weekend lines that go out the door. The menu includes sandwiches, flat breads, coffees and teas, and tempting sweets designed to please a variety of tastes. Seating is limited but the take-out business brisk. And as the seating allows good views of the street, I was able to recall my childhood trips past the wine shop and feel happy that the corner is again bustling.”
Sofra Bakery and Café, One Belmont Street, Cambridge; 617-661-3161