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Sherman Cafe, Union Square

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Sherman Cafe, Union Square

J Bert | Sep 6, 2004 01:18 AM

Baked goods including generously-sized and fruit-packed scones are made on premises.

The room is simple, clean, new, nice, possibly friendly but i'm not sure yet; wireless Internet is provided (sometimes-ugh sometimes-yay), kids playing Trivial Pursuit up in the front window couch-loft space...

My apricot/almond scone was big and buttery and packed with chewy apricot chunks. I really wanted to try the oatmeal/cherry but they were sold out by mid afternoon...

Big chalkboard menu up at ceiling level promises all kinds of sandwiches and soups that change often ("so ask" it says)...

I definitely respect them for baking there (all day, apparently - there was all sorts of kneading going on just behind the counter at 6pm), I like their long hours (til 9pm daily) and I'll be back.

Check it out, sez me. Can't say I know the place well, but it deserves a check-out and has all the hallmarks of a chowish venue, particularly for me, a coffee shop fanatic who's had so many spaces either closed over the last couple of years or overrun by hipster tripsters who take the fun away.

Globe article fills in the backstory nicely.

Link: http://www.boston.com/ae/food/article...

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