Shared a recent Sunday bite with Annie at one of Cambridge's newest eats, Bread & Meat. This place has phenomenal porchetta, serenaded by the sounds of Parov Stelar. Seriously, what more can you ask for? (Porchetta virgins out there - think moist, juicy pork, rolled-up, herbed-up, and covered in perfect crackling)
The menu here is refreshingly simple, with three choices of sandwich - beef topside, veggie, and porchetta. Needless to say, we chose the Porchetta Path, which came with salsa verde on ciabatta. Oh and there are two choices of sides, so we had the lot - coleslaw and rosemary wedges.
This sandwich really nailed it - designed to just make that porchetta shine. And shine it did!
As we arrived on day 12 since opening, thought we'd give some highlights as well as a few points for improvement. First of all, the people working here are just fantastic. Incredibly nice and friendly, and the environment inside Bread & Meat is a pleasure to be in. The sandwiches were pretty much perfect (though I wouldn't be averse to the option of some rocket added in there!). And the A&W root beer very much appreciated by us two Americans. On a side note, I have to say that whilst the wedges were solid, the coleslaw wasn't very interesting or flavourful - not ideal on such a small menu! My other suggestions would be to have some more interesting bread options (it is BREAD & meat after all), as well as some rotating specials - but I think this has already happened since our visit.
Now, one final note. With my researcher hat on, I've found that a Canadian version (Meat & Bread) is out there, which looks super similar to our recently homegrown offering in Cambridge, even down to the logo design ;) Coincidence, inspiration, or Canadian cousin? Would be interesting to find out!
Do try and make your way to this beautiful new space on Bene't Street. I even hear they're open well into the evening, and stocked up for a nice tipple.