By Mary Smith
Special Event: Bring your kids to the Ice Cream Social onÂ Saturday, April 25 from 12 to 7pm. Performance by What Cheer? Brigade at 4pm, with music from the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket. Handcrafted ice cream sandwiches, homemade floats and sodas, vegan ice cream and more! Percentage of sales are being donated to the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen.
Looking for a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon with your family? Or are you looking for an escape where you can enjoy lunch and a tasty dessert? Lucky for you that KafÃ© Lila, a charming restaurant in downtown Pawtucket, is all that and more! Decorated with local artists’ paintings and crafts and furnished with cozy couches and retro dining sets, KafÃ© Lila is like snuggling into your favorite aunt’s house.
Part New England, part European, KafÃ© Lila is owned and operated by Karen Pace, who buys produce from local farms and makes and sells delicious homemade ice cream (flavors include bittersweet chocolate, lemon sage, green tea with lime, and vegan offerings such as coconut, and strawberry ginger). Grab a scoop for now and a pint (just $5.95) for later. In addition to ice cream, the cafÃ© serves an array of exquisite coffee drinks–my favorite is the Nutella lattÃ©. Sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, and specials range from $4.95 to $7.00, leaving you enough change to snack on one of KafÃ© Lila’s home-baked cookies, cakes, and vegan breads. And if you’re a morning person, take advantage ofÂ the best deal in the house: the breakfast sandwich (egg, ham, cheese, and tomato relish) served with a medium coffee for $3.50!
A peaceful, inviting space offering wholesome, fresh food served by a friendly staff, KafÃ© Lila is a great place to take a break with or without the kids!
The Grant Building – 250 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
Hours: Monday from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday.
No credit cards. Free Wireless.
Stitch and Bitch on Saturdays: Learn to knit, bring your knitting, crocheting or crafts.
Every other Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.
Mary Smith is a freelance writer who lives on the West Side of Providence. She spends her time working at a cafÃ©, writing short stories, and rollerskating for the Providence Roller Derby.