Bring a friend and a healthy appetite to the heart of Inman Square in Cambridge for a mouthwatering meal at City Girl Cafe. Don't be fooled by the quaint green awning that shades the unassuming storefront of City Girl Cafe—the food inside is anything but quaint. With today's Groupon, you get $35 worth of expertly executed pizza, panini, pasta, and more for just $15.
As you walk through City Girl's bright red door, the warm, friendly staff will greet you with a smile and an impressive menu. Hit up the cafe on the weekends for a decadent brunch of mimosas and French toast baked in an anise custard and served with real maple syrup, or try one of five varieties of the savory egg sandwich on a baguette. For a lighter brunch, check out the weekly specials board for the brunch salad.
Lunches and dinners at City Girl Cafe provide a wide variety of options, including an impressive assortment of vegetarian dishes and whole-wheat options for sandwiches and pizzas. Start off dinner with bruschetta of marinated tomatoes and arugula to go with your prosciutto-and-peas fettuccine in lemon-shallot cream sauce, or grab an eggplant panini with roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, greens, and aioli for a quick lunch. Bring friends to share the caprini pizza, a magical pie topped with marinara, goat cheese, caramelized onions, and mozzarella, and then "caprini" them by placing the pizza on their seat when they go to the restroom. Sip on one of City Girl Cafe's carefully chosen beer or wine offerings, or gaze out the windows at Inman Square with an espresso and a flaky cannoli.
- As soon as you walk in the door you feel right at home. The food selection is fairly extensive and delicious. Sitting in the quaint eating area your food is prepared right in front of you. Awesome weekend stop off! – Bigdaddydisney, Kudzu
- Excellent pizzas, sandwiches and salads (have yet to try the pasta) in a casual, cafe atmosphere. I am becoming a regular at this very unassuming spot. Also great for vegetarians - many options on menu. – areiner, Kudzu
- Owners, staff and fellow diners are friendly and cheerful; always a relaxed and cozy place to grab a great sandwich or calzone. – Kate P., Yelp
The Origins of City Girl
City Girl, of course, takes its name from the popular alt-folk-country song by smoky-voiced troubadour Willy Brouchette. In his 1969 song "City Girl," Brouchette sings the true story of falling in love with a girl who turns out to be a densely populated urban center, complete with skyscrapers, a thriving farmers’ market, and a world-renowned symphony orchestra. Here's a lyrical excerpt:
City Girl, why'd you go and make me blue,
Thought that you were mine, and I belonged to you,
Now I see your streetlights shining through,
I met your aldermen, I visited your zoo,
Oh, City Girl, what's a city-lovin’ man to do?
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