Set to open within a couple weeks, Café Cito will be the latest addition in the ever expanding food scene of Hampden. Located at 3500 Chestnut Ave., previously home to Roland Park Bakery and Deli, Cito will be serving hand crafted sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh pasta, and paella to lunch crowds. The addition of paella may seem out of place, but once you consider that chef/owner David Sherman’s previous restaurant was Nasu Blanca, the Locust Point Spanish-Japanese spot that closed back in 2008, it makes more sense. When asked about the concept for the new, smaller space, Sherman said, “We created a beautiful, unique and functional space with great food, amazing coffee from Stumptown Roasters in Brooklyn, NY, and a real focus on hospitality.” The Café is BYOB (bonus), and will be open Tuesday – Sunday 9am-3pm with brunch served all day Saturday and Sunday. There are also plans to eventually serve Friday and Saturday dinners, but Sherman tells us that’s a bit farther down the road.
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