Zena’s salad days

ZENA CAFE (250 Church, 366-9362) This almost classy cafe serves up quick take-away breakfasts.


ZENA CAFE

(250 Church, 366-9362)

This almost classy cafe serves up quick take-away breakfasts and wallet-friendly home cookin’ at lunch. Complete meals for $8 per person, including all taxes and tip. Open Monday to Friday 8 am to 7 pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Unlicensed. Smoke-free. Cash only. Access: four steps at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN Rating: NNN


The staff at Zena’s Cafe couldn’t be any friendlier. A cozy eat-in and takeout luncheonette, Zena’s serves up nicely executed home cooking that’s popular with east-siders. Daily specials include barbecued chicken souvlaki with grilled veggies and corn on the cob ($6.75), and old-school macaroni and cheese ($5.50). Both come with a green salad or large bowl of soup. Served hot, the pulpy puree of tomato-garlic is even better cold the next day.

My office co-workers adore the three-salad assortment ($4.95). Roasted veggies (butternut squash, red and green peppers, red onions, baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes) dressed with a tart raspberry vinaigrette, two-tone ricotta-stuffed tortellini, and tabouleh make a major feast that will fuel anyone till well past suppertime.

ZENA CAFE

(250 Church, 366-9362)

(250 Church, 366-9362)

This almost classy cafe serves up quick take-away breakfasts and wallet-friendly home cookin’ at lunch. Complete meals for $8 per person, including all taxes and tip. Open Monday to Friday 8 am to 7 pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Unlicensed. Smoke-free. Cash only. Access: four steps at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN

This almost classy cafe serves up quick take-away breakfasts and wallet-friendly home cookin’ at lunch. Complete meals for $8 per person, including all taxes and tip. Open Monday to Friday 8 am to 7 pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Unlicensed. Smoke-free. Cash only. Access: four steps at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN

Zena’s salad days

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