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Cranberry Café

Cranberry Café in South Boston is more than meets the eye. From the outside, it seems like a regular café that offers typical coffee choices plus maybe a few pastry options. Nope! We were pleasantly surprised to find a huge menu with great brunch options. It’s an order-at-the-counter style, but there’s bar seating and with several tables for dining. Starting with the coffee, they have a great selection of flavors such as Banana Hazelnut, Snickerdoodle, or Chocolate Raspberry. Plus, their cup sizes are HUGE; here, large actually means large. Plus it’s their beans that are flavored, so there’s no sticky syrup in the drink. They have a full list of smoothies too, along with omelets, and a ton of breakfast sandwich options. Some of their specialty items include Avocado Toast, Eggs Benedict, and a meats/egg combo called The American. The avocado toast has potential because all the ingredients are fresh, but there’s really no spices or flavors in addition to the guac, tomatoes, and big chunks of onion. It’s overall pretty bland. The breakfast sandwiches on the other hand are incredible. We recommend the E-BLT on a croissant. All ingredients are of the perfect proportion in between the flakey, buttery croissant. The fried egg comes out steaming, and the bacon is melt-in-your-mouth crispy. All portions are great considering it’s still a pretty small coffee shop. Prices here...well, we don’t know. They’re not posted on the board behind the counter, but based on our totals, the breakfast sandwiches are around $8, the avocado toast around $6, and the coffee a normal $3; so pretty average. Overall, Cranberry Cafe is great place to wander into on the weekends for a step above your regular coffee shop.

Leigh Fishback
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