For lunch yesterday, we went to a place that had been on our radar since last years Taste of the Independents, but had such short hours (9am-3pm) that it made getting in there virtually impossible for our schedules. Cafe Corner is a tiny little place on the corner of 3rd & Pennsylvania in the Harrison West neighborhood. There’s a limited amount of seating inside, but they built a patio in the past month or so that means almost double the amount of seating once the weather becomes nice again.
Their deal for Restaurant Week is 2 menu items (which includes salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, etc) plus 2 desserts for $15. Since most of their sandwiches are in the $7-$9 range, this is a pretty good deal. You go to the counter, order and pay, and then sit down and they bring your food to you when it is done.
I was really happy with my choice, the 3rd and Penn Sandwich, which has corned beef, balsamic onions, swiss cheese, and spicy mustard on grilled marble rye. Great flavor, and grilled just the way I like. It comes with a bag of chips or an apple.
Paul chose the veggie burrito, which is a huge spinach wrap stuffed with eggs, cheese, green peppers, onions, mushroom and tomato. It could have used a touch more seasoning, but it was filling, piping hot and best eaten there (as are most of their hot sandwiches/wraps). His was served with hash browns and salsa.
Each of our sandwiches came with a dessert as part of the Restaurant Week deal. I chose the snickerdoodles, which were served hot from the oven and so delicious that I ordered some up separately to take home with me. Paul’s caramel brownie (not pictured) was also solid.
Just an FYI – the Restaurant Week deal (through Sunday) is also usable for carryout, and we’ve found that the cold wraps travel the best. At night time (6pm to 4am), the location turns into EGGS, which offers carryout and delivery of breakfast items. Overall, we were quite pleased with the offerings at Cafe Corner – they have a few unusual sandwiches (like the white anchovy sandwich, or the hens in a basket) that we’d love to go back and try soon.
If you’d like to go: Cafe Corner, 1105 Pennsylvania Ave, Columbus (Harrison West), 614.294.CAFE