Self-taught chef Steve Weishaus runs this breakfast and lunch neighborhood eatery (read: relatively inexpensive) popular for its omelets, salads, and dozens of overstuffed sandwiches ($7.25). He also does full-service catering. Eat in Monday to Friday 7 am to 5 pm, Saturday 7:30 am to 3 pm, and Sunday 9 am to 3 pm.
This cozy café, with its inviting Tuscan feel, has long been a neighborhood staple, so popular that often there are lines literally out the door. What draws the cognoscenti is not just the oversized salads and the robust sandwiches, but, as with all good neighborhood joints, it’s the people. Make it the person—in this case, owner Steve Weishaus, a self-taught chef. Weishaus is a love of a guy. Not only does he remember that you’re Tom and not Tony but that you like your tuna salad with lots of onion—no tomatoes, please. In summer, the outdoor patio is a draw, too—a nice spot for people-watching and spending lazy mornings sipping oversized cups of cappuccino.
When Stan’z chef/owner Steve Weishaus heard his neighbor, Palombo Bakery, was leaving, he knew he had to seize the opportunity. After all, expansion had been something his customers had been asking about for years, especially during peak lunch time when the lines are often out the door. So, he took the plunge in February, knocking down a wall, virtually doubling his space (tripling it if you count the sidewalk seating). The renovation was so effortless, you’d never know the plans were three months in the making. The décor remains homey and personal, with daily blackboard specials, farm tables, and the same affordable prices, large portions, and an informal, stylish atmosphere that always feels welcoming.