Creative. Tasteful. Beautiful.
A locavore concept, Café Sweet Street, offers spectacular breakfast and lunch menus featuring made-from-scratch signature dishes all from pure, locally sourced ingredients including the Cafes very own herb garden. Chef Brendan Jones, Café Sweet Street Chef and General Manager, infuses a contemporary twist on favorite dishes. Guests can enjoy handcrafted breakfast sandwiches and freshly prepared omelets, choosing from ingredients such as farm fresh eggs from Taproot Farms, a variety of mushrooms including Blue Gray Oyster from Primordia Mushroom Farm all while enjoying a freshly brewed pour over cup of Organic Deadman’s Reach® coffee.
Mid-day, Café Sweet Street provides a lunchtime oasis for patrons. Many of which are regulars, and do not stray from ordering the signature California Turkey sandwich with avocado, sweet pea shoots, and roasted red pepper pesto on grilled whole grain bread or the popular build-your-own salad option with a foundation of organic greens, topped with their favorite fresh, all natural produce from B&H Organic Produce and Epic Acre Farms. Handmade sodas such as cucumber and mint, are served aplenty as a refreshing compliment to a cup of homemade Grandma’s Chicken Noodle soup.
A true destination, Café Sweet Street’s welcoming atmosphere is complete with industrial-chic design, sites of modern, locally commissioned artwork further accented by the variety of wood and metal materials that adorn the inside, not to mention the fragrant aromas of freshly baked croissants which are sliced for signature sandwiches and a stunning display of gourmet desserts. On summer days, the warm sunshine draws you outside to the newest feature of the Café. The terrace which was inspired by The High Line in New York City, dons a cement floor with aggregate glass, large patio umbrellas, cable railings and living green screen for sectional privacy. A Marra Forni pizza oven takes center stage, as freshly baked pizzas are made-to-order and served in a flash.
Dine in, or take out for lunch or dinner.
722 Heisters Lane
Reading, PA 19605
Phone: (610) 929-0616
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm
“I love Reading; over these 35 years it has become my home and I wanted to do something wonderful for my friends and local customers. My husband Doug and I fell in love with the Highline in New York — an elevated park built over the meatpacking district, which was previously home to an abandoned rail line used to deliver ingredients to the bakers — It seemed appropriate to bring this groundbreaking environment to our production headquarters, melding wild and bountiful naturalistic plantings with our industrial esthetic, creating Sweet Street’s own respite from the city…a true destination for our café.
There were many skeptics as I poured my time passion and money into this. But with my team of designers, some local like Mary Anne Disegi of Interior Environments and others like my landscape architects Jeff Charlesworth from New Jersey as well as Tom Dinsmore our Reading landscaper (who has done all of our plantings since inception), we have truly succeeded in bringing life back to our neighborhood. I am proud.
I enjoy seeing so many regulars here at the café, and since I am now one of them (no longer eating lunch at my desk) I finally get the opportunity to bump into my friends, and longtime customers and hear glowing comments from all. Having Chef Brendan Jones (who is my stepson) at the helm makes it a bit of a family affair and brings even more passion to it. While it is a very personal project for me, additionally we learn a lot from our experience in the front of the house, making us more credible with our foodservice customers.”
~ Sandy Solmon