Sep 25 2013

First Take: Cafe Caturra in Cary for Sammich Deliciousness

Front of Cafe Caturra, Cary- Foodalicious Follies


Cafe Caturra in Raleigh is one of my favorite lunch spots, it works in so many ways as a wine bar, eatery and more.  And because it’s so close to me, I had never made it out to any of the other Cafe Caturra locations in the area but finally I did!  Cafe Caturra Cary is located at the intersection of High House Road and Davis and you can’t miss it! The restaurant has a towering entrance with a large sign 35′ high, very different from the subdued and quiet front of Cafe Caturra Raleigh.  Inside there are some similarities: fireplace, nice cafe interior and counter.  However, this Cafe Caturra had a hostess stand out front and assigned seating.  We grabbed a table on the large sidewalk patio up front to enjoy the sun.


Scallops over risotto at Cafe Caturra, Cary- Foodalicious Follies


The menu here has some similarities but also some differences from its Raleigh sister.  Some different small plates, tacos along with the usual favorites of mine: curry chicken sandwich, sliders, pizza and the flatbreads and spreads app.  I ordered up the flat bread and roast beef panini for my meal.  A bottle of water was brought to the table which was a nice touch.  Service was a bit slow but the wait person had a trainee which might have been an issue, no big deal.


Interior of Cafe Caturra, Cary- Foodalicious Follies


The flatbreads app with spreads was pretty much identical to what I’ve gotten elsewhere, tasty as usual.  Thin, crisp wood-oven breads with goat cheese, white-bean and sun-dried tomato spreads, yum. The roast beef panini was quite good, stuffed with thin sliced beef, melted, nutty swiss and carmelized onions.  A really delicious and filling sandwich, the bread was buttered and grilled which just adds to the flavor and calorie count.


Roast beef panini at Cafe Caturra, Cary- Foodalicious Follies


It was a very satisfying meal as I would expect from Cafe Caturra and the sunny patio makes for a great experience.  And while it’s different from my favorite in Cameron Village, Cafe Caturra Cary is equally good in a different way.  Same great Cafe Caturra food in a slightly different setting.  I’m sure this place is super popular in the hood and deservedly so.  So rock on Cafe Caturra!  I’m never ever disappointed when I eat here and glad to see you have the same great food and experience in your other locations.


Cafe Caturra

600 Ledgestone Way
Cary, NC 27519

Cafe Caturra on Urbanspoon

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