Caffeine Corner – Songbird Cafe


Anjali Nadarajah, Staff Writer

As soon as I walked in, the smell of coffee and the sound of quiet chatter complemented the environment of the cafe. The chalkboard menu in the back had fancy handwriting, and the cafe’s wood accents enhanced the warm-toned lighting. The workers were energetic and friendly. I asked for their most popular drink and sandwich, and they came up with some great suggestions. 

I got their cardamom rose latte and their Caprese sandwich. The latte was perfect and worth the $4.85. The cardamom flavor was light- not overpowering the coffee. The rose flavor was ever so subtle, but definitely present. The Caprese sandwich was small, flavorful, but very pricey. I paid $10.95 for a sandwich with mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil walnut pesto, balsamic vinegar and olive oil all in between two slices of Italian bread. The cold cheese complemented the slightly salty pesto really well, and the tomatoes were vibrant and full of flavor. The bread was toasted to perfection, although becoming a little saturated from the balsamic vinegar. 

Overall, the Songbird Cafe was an enjoyable experience, to say the least. While costly, the ambiance made my time here worthwhile.