Thursday, April 14, 2011

Restaurant Review: Sweet Memories

Name: Sweet Memories
Location: 180 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049

Hours:  Tues-Thurs 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
         Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
         Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
         Sunday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere here is so quaint and so unique compared to any other restaurant I have reported on. Sweet Memories is located inside a renovated old home on Main Street in Emmaus. It is a tiny place but it is so homey and cozy. You walk up the front porch and in through the front door. The entryway is just like the entrance to any home with a winding staircase leading to an upstairs gift shop as well as a hallway on the first floor leading to the two main dining rooms. The restaurant is dimly lit with part of it covered in carpet and the other part covered in hard wood flooring. French doors separate the two dining rooms, one smaller but with a large cake and dessert case, the other filled with tables and a massive chalkboard listing the menu items. Overall, Sweet Memories is very antique looking and cozy place, perfect for a gathering with a few friends.

Score- 5

 Service: The service here is great! The staff is friendly and attentive during the meal, yet not overwhelming. The one thing to make sure of is to make reservations because this place fills up quickly due to the small amount of tables. Without reservations, you might end up waiting 30 to 45 minutes depending on the day of the week. Also, if you don’t feel like dining in, you can pick up orders in the back to bring home for lunch or dinner.


Food: The menu here is small and changes every day. When I visited, there were 2 salads on the menu, one was a spinach walnut strawberry salad, the other a “fluffy” pineapple salad. The menu also included a few quiches, a pulled pork sandwich, an egg salad sandwich and two soups. The menu offers a few combo deals as well. You can order one item for around $8, or any half salad, half soup, half sandwich combination for around $9. I did the half soup, half salad combo and ordered the spinach salad and the vegetable soup. Although Sweet Memories offers a limited lunch menu, they have a large selection of cakes, cupcakes, brownies, crumb cakes and cookies. I didn’t try any while I was there but everything looked delicious and decadent.

Score- 4.5

Pricing: As I said before, you can get one lunch item for around $8 or a few items for closer to $10. Desserts range but cookies were priced around $3 and cakes slices were closer to $5. Nothing here is too expensive and it’s perfect for a light lunch or to pop in for a slice of cake to save for after dinner!

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