The Coast Cafe brings a piece of the South to Cambridge. From the delectable dishes to the familial atmosphere, Anthony Brooks (Tony) has managed to instill pieces of his upbringing into the foundation of the neighborhood-favored restaurant, including its namesake, as it thrives in the very neighborhood in which Tony grew up, “The Coast.”
Tony assumed ownership of The Coast Cafe in memory of his father, who lived as a dedicated community volunteer in Cambridge. He wanted to give back to the community through sharing family recipes as well as bring the business to the next level. With new equipment, perfected recipes, and hope in God’s will, Tony reopened The Coast Cafe in 2004. Since then, the small shop has become one of the most highly rated soul food restaurants in the region, but much more in the hearts of Cambridge dwellers.