Indulge in delicious beverages and gourmet treats in a relaxing and cozy café atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day, get some extra work done or simply savour a specialty beverage made to your liking, local cafes are a destination you definitely have to visit. Skip the mass-produced coffee selection and opt for something local which will offer you quality products and help you support the community. To give Cambridge Apartment residents a glimpse of the city’s hidden treasures, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel has put together some independent coffee shops that you’ll want to visit.
If you’ve been searching for a place with an exquisite river view to enjoy a piping-hot beverage and the morning paper try Melville Café. Along with serving the best cappuccinos and coffees, Melville also offers homemade desserts, delicious cakes, sandwiches, soups and thin-crust pizzas. Whether you’re an early riser or a late riser, you will still be able to take advantage of the café’s all-day breakfast. Customers have the option of eat-in, take-out or delivery. The café was profiled by ‘The Record’ and received rave reviews. Located at 7 Melville Street South in the School of Architecture, the café is a two-minute drive and four-minute walk from the Cedar Towers Apartments and a seven-minute drive and 31-minute walk from the Olympia Court Apartments.
Grand Café is an award-winning neighbourhood coffee shop that prides itself on serving fresh baked goodies, handcrafted specialty drinks and organic fair trade coffee. Located at 18 Queens Square in downtown Cambridge, the café is a one-minute drive and four-minute walk from the Cedar Towers Apartments and a five-minute drive and 28-minute walk from the Olympia Court Apartments. This café is popular among locals and offers a picturesque view of the Main Street bridge, Cambridge’s churches and Queen Square fountain and park. Pair your coffee with treats including muffins, cookies, scones, tarts, squares, croissants, cinnamon buns and cakes by the slice. If you’re in the mood for something more filling, there are an assortment of sandwiches, bagels and hot-out-of-the-oven dishes for you to enjoy. Smoothies and cold drinks are also available.
Experience a comfy, open setting and enjoy some food and drink at Java Garden. Unlike coffee shop chains, Java Garden invites you in to enjoy great coffee, foods, sweets and unique entertainment. Music Nights, Astrology Afternoons, Movie Nights and local art exhibits are just are a few things that Java Garden’s owner Dan has going on at the shop. Pop in for a quick bite, get a little work done with the free Wi-Fi or simply catch up with friends over some board games. The café is not open on Sunday or Monday, but that still leaves five days to enjoy this wonderful atmosphere. Located at 2 Queen Street East, Java Garden is a 15-minute drive from the Cedar Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Olympia Court Apartments.
Cafe 13 Main Street Grill
Drop by Café 13 Main Street Grill and enjoy some delicious entrees and weekly specials. If you’re not sure what you’re craving, Café 13’s menu is large enough to satisfy even the most indecisive and hungry appetite. Their lunch and dinner menus include garlic bread, artichoke, spinach and cheese dip, burgers, chipotle chicken club house wraps, pulled pork wrap, creamy Mushroom Pappardelle Pasta, Caesar salad, chicken wings, smoked pastrami sandwich and a whole lot more. Located at 13 Main Street, the restaurant is a one-minute drive and five-minute walk from the Cedar Towers Apartments and a five-minute drive and 26-minute walk from the Olympia Court Apartments.
Spend a relaxing afternoon or evening enjoying great company and an expertly crafted cup of coffee or meal at these local cafes. Located at 10 George Street South and 72 Alison Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Cedar Towers Apartments and Olympia Court Apartments offer current and prospective residents a fantastic rental option.