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An Attractive New Downtown Restaurant Is Now Serving Cuban Sandwiches for Lunch

Plus, Tatte Bakery & Cafe plans its first location outside of Massachusetts, and more news

A Cuban sandwich with ham and mustard sits on a plate on a wooden table
The pressed Cubano at Mariel
Josh Jamison

Welcome back to AM Intel, a Monday morning round-up of mini news bites to kick off the week.

Weekday Lunch in Post Office Square

Cuban-inspired restaurant Mariel, which opened a little over a month ago in downtown Boston (10 Post Office Sq.), has begun lunch service on weekdays (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). From the team behind Yvonne’s, Ruka, and Lolita, Mariel is serving lunchtime sandwiches, such as a pressed Cubano and an avocado grilled cheese, as well as rice and bean bowls and more. There are also a variety of mojitos and daiquiris to liven up the afternoon. (Note: The Cubano is definitely on the upper end of the sandwich scale: It’ll set you back $20.)

The Never-Ending Tatte Expansion Continues

Local cafe-bakery chain Tatte is continuing its explosive growth, and more details are trickling out about previously announced upcoming locations. There’s now a specific address for a planned Coolidge Corner location, for example; it’ll be at 420 Harvard St., Brookline, and it will open this fall. (Also in the works, already announced: a Charlestown location at 40 Warren St., Boston, and a giant “bakery wonderland” in South Boston.) Plus, the D.C. expansion announced a year ago now has an address and a timeline. When it opens in the spring, it’ll be the first Tatte location beyond Massachusetts.

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