Thursday, September 11, 2008


My newest favorite cafe is the much-anticipated Sofra Bakery. Run by the chefs and owners of Oleana, Sofra (from the Arabic word for dining table, picnic or kilim; and also a symbol for generosity and hospitality) offers a stunning array of modern Eastern Mediterranean food with a twist. After drooling over the menu for days, we finally made the trip. While I had planned on opting only for the delicious-sounding Turkish Breakfast and an iced latte, I ended up spending over $40 in gorgeous pastries. Despite the best-intentions, I walked away with a box filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies:

lebanese croissant with za’atar
sicilian ricotta, orange & chocolate croissant
perfect sugar
hazelnutter butters
sesame cashew
coconut macaroon
chocolate hazelnut baklava with cocoa honey
umm-ali—egyptian bread & butter pudding
crick-cracks with nigella seeds
and homemade string cheese

The Turkish Breakfast alone was fantastic. It included a perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg covered in crispy strings of something-or-other, fresh cucumber, tomato, salt-cured black olives, feta, and delicious fresh figs in Greek-style yogurt with honey or spoon sweets on top.

If you haven't been yet, you MUST GO.


One Belmont Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-3161

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claire said...

try their sandwiches. they bake them on this convex fryer, and the flatbread is sort of like a crepe with more integrity. amazing!

flutterbyblue said...

Yum! Sounds delish! I'll be there again this Saturday morning!

Anonymous said...

We may even make it out there tomorrow am too!

flutterbyblue said...

Haha. We ended up going to Sofra TWICE this morning - once for breakfast and then back again for lunch/cookies!!!