Within each of its quaint, cozy eateries, Café Polonia's hearty comfort food provides a flavorful foray into transatlantic treats. Whether perusing the Boston menu or the larger Salem menu, traditional starters such as borsch ($6) and herring filets in oil ($7–$8) act as a delectable lead-in to heartier fare, such as the giant potato gypsy pancake stuffed with hungarian goulash and topped with sour cream and bragging rights ($16). Fulfill meat-laden dreams with a variety of juicy sausage dishes including the kielbasa and cabbage stew ($12–$15), or effortlessly colonize a mouth with the Polish plate, populated with hunter's stew, stuffed cabbage, grilled kielbasa, and fluffy pierogi ($16–$18).
Frozyos Self Serve Frozen Yogurt features many flavors to choose from, including creamy peanut butter, Grandma’s Apple Pie, and ice coffee. But, unlike a spouse, there’s no need to settle for just one.
For instance, if you help yourself to a half-cup of cake yogurt and a half-cup of ice coffee and then mix it all together, you end up with a creamy tiramisu treat. Or if you mash up Simply Vanilla and Succulent Orange, the resulting sweet pop of Orange Creamsicle may transport you back to those hot summer days of a childhood spent holed up in the coolest place of the house, the brick chimney, eating such an iced treat.
The more than 40 toppings—fresh fruit, Reese’s Pieces, and hot fudge, to name a few—only sweeten the deal. Plus, it’s easy to allow for some decadent toppings without feeling guilty; the yogurt underneath is nonfat, nondairy, and has no added sugar.
Mildred's Corner Cafe welcomes regulars and new customers alike into a world of quaint Americana, piping-hot pots of coffee, and hearty feasts of homestyle breakfast food. The café’s decor charms first-time visitors with its chrome-lined barstools, chessboard floor, and walls covered in photographs of Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and other 1940s glamour girls. A cozy seating arrangement invites guests to settle in at a table or share laughs with old buddies and newfound friends at the diner counter. After ordering from the menu of classic dishes and innovative specials, diners dig their forks into pumpkin-infused pancakes, huevos rancheros, or southwest eggs benedict, which seats poached eggs and grilled chorizo atop a bed of crispy home fries sauteed with cactus. The beverage menu boasts 25 different flavors of loose-leaf tea and 16-ounce mugs of fresh coffee.
After their meal, patrons can stroll next door to the Old Soul Gift Shop, which memorializes visits with gifts such as vintage knickknacks and kitchenware. And true to its old-fashioned ambiance, Mildred's only accepts payment in the form of cash or barbershop-quartet routines.