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Cafe America in Doylestown

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SarahEats Feb 19, 2007 10:38 AM

My husband and I visited Doylestown this weekend and after receiving an enthusiastic recommendation from an employee at Siren (the record store in town) we had lunch at Cafe America.

From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a good meal. The restaurant is slightly off the beaten path but it was packed. And the smells coming from the kitchen were heavenly. After looking at the menu we realized they're owned by the same people who own Lilly's in Lambertville (which happens to be one of our favorites).

I got the Latin Cobb Salad - chorizo, chicken, avocado, tomatoes and cheese in an edible corn tortilla bowl dressed with a cilantro lime vinaigrette. My only complaint was that when the salad arrived it didn't appear to have any dressing on it. I got a small cup of dressing and it was stellar - very fresh and vibrant green from the cilantro and lime. The salad was good, but after one bite of my husband's lunch I wished I had ordered their cuban sandwich. For anyone who's ever had the cuban sandwich at Lilly's - it's the same thing.

My husband got the pork and chicken sandwich, which was slow cooked, thinly sliced pork, herb-roasted chicken, pickled jalapenos, mayo and gooey melted cheese on soft yet crunchy bread. Looking at the bread you would think it was too crispy, but looks were deceiving. It was soft and pliable enough that all the sandwich filling didn't fall out when you took a bite, but strong enough to stand up to all the ingredients.

I got a fresh-squeezed lemonade, which was tart and tangy, and my husband tried one of their "funky soft drinks" - a lime soda, which was also quite good.

The portions were large enough that we were pleasantly full but not stuffed. And the price was very reasonable - $20 for our meals and drinks. I will definitely be back to try the Cuban sandwich and one of the stuffed tortillas that the woman at Siren recommended.

  1. ambrose Feb 23, 2007 09:55 AM

    Thanks for this post. I love Doylestown and am always looking for good restaurant recs. I do not know Cafe America but will definitely check it out the next time I visit (probably for a movie at the great little theater there).

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      Schpsychman Feb 22, 2007 09:12 AM

      One of my favorite places for a good cheap meal, lunch or dinner. Their new digs are nice but too bad they are no longer BYOB. The chicken escabeche is also quite good.

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      1. re: Schpsychman
        HamOnMyBones Dec 24, 2009 07:37 AM

        I am heart broken that they took the escabeche off the menu

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