Last weekend before running errands G and I decided to stop in and finally try Sofra Bakery and Café. It is a Middle Eastern café run by the chef and owners of Oleana. It is a nice café with seating for about 14 people. When we arrived it was quite busy and all the seating was taken. We went ahead and ordered and decided to eat at the counter in the middle. They offer a nice variety of breakfast, lunch, and snack items. I tried the creamy eggplant, leeks & goat cheese stuffed flatbread. It was a delicate, thin, almost crepe-like, flat bread filled with delicious, creamy nutty eggplant and goat cheese. G tried the lamb shawarma pita. It was amazing! The lamb was soft tender and beautifully flavored!
We ended with a couple of cookies. I tried the molasses cookie which was nice and chewy. G tried the chocolate chunk which was extremely rich! It was full of lots of rich dark chocolate with just enough batter holding them all together. We took home a chocolate hazelnut baklava. Though nice, the flavors were a little unusual. I am not sure I liked the combination of chocolate and honey.
The café also sells many prepared dishes which can be taken home and sell various Middle Eastern spices and mixtures which can be used to experiment at home. I know we will be back to try the mezze/hummus bar and stock up on some spices. But, most definitely for the lamb shawarma!
Sofra Bakery & Cafe
1 Belmont St
Cambridge, MA 02138