Archive for the ‘German’ Category
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Foodie: Recommends
But damn can they bake. After opening right smack in Kendall Square on Third Street in early May, these guys have been packed to the brims with pharma jocks, medical device bandits, MIT babes, start-up engineers, and latte-carrying yuppies.
Business has been good. And Tatte deserves it. With a pimped-out line-up of sweet and savory, crusty and creamy, chocolatey and buttery, cheesy and meaty, green and soupy – the menu here features the following:
- Fresh baguettes
- Quiches (cherry tomato ‘n feta, potato ‘n thyme, zucchini ‘n mozz)
- Soups (sweet pea, tomato basil bisque, mushroom)
- Sammiches (think mozz, tomato, basil and pesto on toasted foccacia and pan roasted meatballs and san marzana ‘matoes on baguette with provolone)
- Salads (vegetarians will delight in a full array of salads that come herby and green, loaded with ancient grains, or classically spinach and feta)
- A Legit Breakfast Spread (brekkie sandwiches, muesli, bread baskets galore, shakshuka, and other assortments worthy of the Sunday Brunching crowd)
- The shop looks unmistakably French and customers are greeted with a hearty “bonjour” from the full selection croissants, brioche, and baguettes behind the pastry window
- The sandwiches, bread items, and full Illy Coffee setup scream “Viva l’Italia!”
- The name Tatte conjures up images of an apron-and-rolling-pin-wielding-stocky-German-woman plus they serve Schnitzel for lunch
There is a fine patina of Eastern Europe and Mediterreania here as well with your eggplant purees, tahini, and yogurts.
Oh, and any bakery would be incomplete with a big slice of Americana – yes, they have a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.
I guess Tatte really does speak Baaaston after all…But I am glad that they bow to European technique.