Pacific Cafe is a small sandwich, bakery, coffeeshop in the first floor of Sid-Pac (Sidney Pacific), the MIT graduate dorm. It opened about a year ago, and is owned by a Moroccan family.
The sandwiches are freshly prepared, and in general, are very tasty. I really like getting the “Tomato Mozz,” which, as its name indicates, contains tomatoes, fresh mozarella, and pesto in a grilled panini. It’s quite good, pretty big, and a decent value at $5.95. In fact, most of the sandwiches cost less than $6. The specialty sandwiches cost around $6, and the design-your-own sandwiches are a bit cheaper, around $4-$5.
They also sell several hot dishes, which they call Blue Plate Specials. I’ve never tried one, so I can’t comment on them, but if they are anything like the sandwiches, they will probably be pretty tasty.
The cafe also sells a variety of baked goods and fancy looking cakes. I’ve never ordered one, but they sure look nice.
I’ve also ordered cappuccinos and coffees there. The drinks are pretty good. According to my officemate, “Not as good as Starbucks, but pretty close.” They also carry a pretty large variety of exotic teas, such as Morrocan Mint and Earl Grey. For those of us that work in the industrial part of Cambridgeport where there are virtually no restaurants around, it’s a welcomed relief to have such a nice cafe within a couple minutes walk.
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