A new little cafe is coming to Kendall, as reported yesterday. Squeaky Beaker Cafe owner Anthony Miller shared some additional details with Eater about the weekday spot, which will have 18 seats. For the food: "think excellent breakfast sandwiches" to start the day. Lunch will feature "soups made from scratch" along with salads with homemade dressing, "not a packet of Ken's dirtiness." Also, there will be "freaking great sandwiches made with high end ingredients." Dinner will cater to the crowd on the way home from work; it'll be prepared to-go meals ("think braised Guinness short ribs and Daniel Boulud mashed potatoes with grilled asparagus.") Also on the menu: Christina's ice cream ("chocolate mousse, YES!").
Miller says that he is "trying to prove that you can run a restaurant by treating people well and still get a great product to the customer," striving for the friendly service that gets rave reviews at his other business, 2nd Street Cafe in East Cambridge. The Squeaky Beaker executive chef, Jason Daly, has also worked at 2nd Street, as well as Russell House Tavern, Broadway Catering, and elsewhere in the area.
As for the space, it will have an open kitchen and "great color." Miller is hoping to open on December 10th but admits that a mid-December soft open is more likely with an official open on January 2nd. Initial opening hours will be weekdays only from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM, but they may expand to weekends "if it seems like it would work."