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Few Cafe Polonia questions


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Few Cafe Polonia questions

psora | Jul 15, 2009 12:39 AM

I've an appointment very close and thanks to another recent thread looks like that's my best bet for a not just basic fuel lunch in the immediate area (open to other ideas, but no car and really limited walking ability), even if Polish isn't exactly what I crave for summertime food.

1) What are the cold salads like that come with some dishes on the menu that have those as a side (vs just the salad part of the menu). Can't see where they specify anywhere.

2) The potato pancakes seem to be one of the gotta have it things and I'd love to try them, but I'd also like some kielbasa - haven't had the real thing since I left my heavily Polish hometown. I've a healthy appetite, but is ordering both together going to be so much heavy food I'll be singing roll out the barrel to get me out of the chair and home?

3) Also, I see a lot of references elsewhere to needing reservations, long wait for seats, etc. because the place is fairly small. Is that likely to be a problem at lunch, since I'm not sure when I'll be free which makes reservations problematic, or is that mostly a dinnertime (and maybe more cold weather) phenomenon.

Also, if I have a chance to hit the deli across the street, any beyond the obvious (like more kielbasa) can't miss things? Not really a strong sweet tooth, but anything else?

Cafe Polonia
611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127

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