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JM ate the Jefferson breakfast sandwich with a lemonade while working Todd McClary's Cryptic #1 in the April 2012 issue of GAMES magazine. The lid of his Nantucket Nectars said "The most famous of Nantucket's hidden forests is off of Polpi's Road."
Nichole ate the lablabi with a coffee while reading Studs Terkel's Working: a graphic adaptation by Harvey Pekar et al.
The bill was $10, or $5/person, plus tip.
JM gave Zuzu Cafe an A-; Nichole gave Zuzu Cafe an A (see our grading rubric).
Outside, Zuzu Cafe is a cornershop with ample bike racks and a tiny parking lot full of out-of-state license plates (good news gets around?). Inside, it's relaxed, funky, and clean, and very kid-friendly. We played with the plastic gear table and Duplos for as long as we thought we could get away with in public.
Coffee at Zuzu is Alterra. Today they had Sumatran dark and a lighter roast on, and the dark roast was poifect. There's also wine and beer galore, and Nantucket Nectars for lemonade.
It was a breakfasty/brunchy day (a Friday, we were fortunate to be able to take the day off work to properly comemmorate and send off ~eight years of this) so, of course, JM got a beef sandwich and Nichole got a spicy bean stew. With an egg on it = brunch.
The sandwiches are named for presidents and other neighborhood heroes: for example, JM's "Jefferson" was roast beef, Italian relish, and mozzarella on a grill-pressed pita. It was probably as good a deal as the Louisiana Purchase.
The lablabi special was described as a North African stew of chickpeas, carrots, cumin, caraway, coriander, and olive oil, with a gently fried egg on top. It was so filling, so fresh, so tasty, and so unexpected - so wonderful.
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