Sofra Bakery and Cafe

 

Family-Friendly Restaurant: Sofra

kid-friendly restaurant

Spork Rating: 4

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Details:

  • Neighborhood: Cambridge
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Price: Cheap Eats. Breakfast items range from $3-$9. Flatbreads: $8. Bakery items range from $.75-$4.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri. 8am-7pm; Sat-Sun 8am-6pm. Reservations: No
  • Recommended For Dining With: Toddlers, Kids

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Overview:

Off-the-beaten-path, Sofra is definitely a hidden gem… except foodies are flocking to Ana Sortun’s outpost so it is hardly “hidden” these days. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sofra offers a truly unique experience – both culinary and experiential. Where else can you get haloumi boccata with braised greens flatbread with authentic Turkish coffee and umm-ali – an Egyptian-style bread pudding? And leave planning your next visit so you can come back for more?

Red star_15x15 Sofra is small with short copper tables and hard benches. Finding a seat can be tricky, especially during peak hours when diners like to linger. Snag a seat outside in the outdoor seating area during warmer months.

KidTude:

Very good. The staff is welcoming to young diners and many families with young children will come and dine around the short tables at this family-friendly restaurant.

Red star_15x15 Sofra has one highchair tucked in the bathroom (ask for the bathroom key at the register). As it is a small dining space, we recommend cozying up at the stout tables, which are a good height for kids to stand and eat, or sit on the short stools.

Main Menu:

Sofra’s menu is as ambitious and delicious as you would expect from a James Beard Award-winning chef. The Middle Eastern menu includes stuffed flatbreads, savory pies, a mezze bar and seasonal specials. Breakfast items include Greek yogurt parfait, eggs (Mediterranean-inspired of course), and of course amazing pastries and treats.

Favorites include:

  • Bacon and Haloumi Egg Sandwich with Feta Butter
  • Spinach Falafel with Beet Tzatziki & Pickles
  • Whipped Feta with Sweet & Hot Peppers
  • House-Made Chai
  • Persian Donut

Kid’s Menu:

Sofra does not have a kid’s menu, but there are many items kids will like such as savory pies (spanakopita), greek yogurt parfait, and the soup of the day.

Red star_15x15 Chef Sortun and her husband Chris Kurth own Siena Farms, from which Sofra’s produce is sourced from their Sudbury farm. Siena Farms offers a Farm-Share in which Sofra is a pickup location.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Mount Auburn Cemetery
  • Harvard Square
  • Huron Village

Amenities:

  • Limited access for strollers
  • Changing table
  • High chairs

Getting There:

  • MBTA accessible via the 71 bus (818 Mt. Auburn Street) or 73 bus (Belmont St. @ Cushing St)
  • Small parking lot plus street parking