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An Inman Square Mainstay Is Eliminating Dinner Service

City Girl Cafe will focus on brunch and catering

Meatball sliders at City Girl Cafe
Meatball sliders at City Girl Cafe
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City Girl Cafe (204 Hampshire St.), a small but popular restaurant in Cambridge’s Inman Square, plans to eliminate dinner service soon to refocus its attention on its highly coveted weekend brunch along with catering and private events.

“We’d like to announce that after 20 years of being your local go-to for Italian comfort food, we will be discontinuing our dinner service at the end of February,” the owners wrote in a message on Facebook. It went on:

We’re sad that we will see some of you less, but excited to embark on this new adventure and to begin to share your special events with you. Please come visit us for dinner in this last month of service to enjoy some of your favorite dinner specials and celebrate the amazing place that all of you have helped create. We couldn’t have done it without you, after all!

In an email to Eater, co-owner Khavala Macken-Fraizer noted that the team would be hosting private events in the restaurant space as well as providing on- and offsite catering services.

The restaurant’s Italian dinner menu features pastas, sandwiches, pizza, salads, and a few smaller dishes, including meatball sliders and bruschetta. The catering menu features similar items (though no pizza), plus entrees like baked eggplant parmigiana, stuffed mushrooms, and lemon-rosemary chicken breasts.

Brunch, which will remain a fixture of City Girl going forward, consists of an array of filling specials, from egg scrambles to hash and biscuits with gravy. It takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., every week.

City Girl Cafe in Cambridge’s Inman Square to Suspend Dinner Service [BRT]
City Girl Cafe Coverage on Eater [EBOS]

City Girl Cafe

204 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 864-2809 Visit Website