Sarah's Market and Cafe - Concord Ave - Cambridge MA Since owner Raj Patel bought Sarah's in 2003 this corner store and cafe has become a neighborhood favorite. Located in Huron Village, about a mile from Harvard Square, Sarah's is directly across the street from my office and a favorite with Coldwell Banker agents, Harvard employees, Cambridge police, local students, and neighborhood residents who fill its tables on a daily basis.
Sarah's is a combination convenience store and restaurant. Walk through the convenience store - well stocked with groceries, gourmet items, cards, newspapers, and the ever popular lottery tickets - to the cafe.
Orders are taken at the counter and cooked to order in front of you. Kudos to the cooks - I worked in restaurants for years and most cooks were prima donnas whose behavior would never pass public muster. Sarah's cooks keep the food coming at a rapid clip and are friendly to boot. Don't be surprised when you're greeted by name at the counter.
The lunch and dinner menu at Sarah's Cafe - on the blackboards that line the walls - includes a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and entrees. I haven't sampled everything but some of my favorites include:
- Middle Eastern Veggie Wrap
- Chicken Caesar Wrap
- Turkey Burger
- Grilled Salmon with lemon caper sauce with salad
- Chicken Parm
- Peppercorn Steak
The salmon salad's become such a favorite with my family that we often order three and take them home for dinner.
Sarah's Cafe serves one of the very best breakfasts in town. Breakfast sandwiches are available any time and happily the full breakfast menu is served all day on the weekends. Omelettes, eggs, pancakes - even the toast is superb.
Sarah's serves a variety of coffees and cappuchinos. Muffins, cookies and cakes are also on the menu. Customers are welcome to purchase drinks in the market to accompany their meals.
Sarah's Cafe does a busy take-out business and also can provide catering dishes for your event.
Super friendly and mighty tasty - Sarah's is hard to beat.
Sarah's Market and Cafe is located at 200 Concord Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138 and opens at 7 am seven days a week. 617-876-5999.
Elizabeth Bolton is a Cambridge real estate agent at Coldwell Banker on Huron Avenue just across the street. Stop on by after your meal!