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Cubano at 2nd Street Cafe Cambridge

yumyum | Oct 31, 2005 03:51 PM

These guys are doing a LOT of business, and for good reason. There's nowhere really to eat quality quick stuff around the courthouse except for Galleria food-court offerings and Paparazzi (who still serves a great bolognese, by the way.)

I've enjoyed the very good Cobb salad at 2nd Street in the past and had to try the Cubano today. Bottom line, Montrose and Chez Henri have nothing to worry about, but this *is* a good sandwich. Their version features pork loin, ham, swiss cheese, dijon and sweet pickle with hots. I demured from the sweet pickle (ew) but got the rest of is as is and I liked it very much. The roll isn't quite right -- it has sesame seeds and doesn't smoosh perfectly, but they do press it for long enough and the quality of ingredients is high. At $4 for a half sandwich, it's not the deal that Montrose is (and not as good, IMHO) but it will do when faced with the dilemma of where to eat in that area.

Regulars are enjoying very good daily special soups (grab your bread from the basket on the counter, delicious pumpernickle today) and home-style fare like mama's meatball sub or home-made roast beef with mashed and veg. All this and the *very* friendly service and I do want them to thrive.

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