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Photo Credit: Cafe ArtScience

Photo Credit: Cafe ArtScience

Cafe ArtScience
650 E Kendall St.,
Cambridge, MA 02142
(857) 999-2193

Eating healthy sucks. Seriously, there’s just nothing satisfying about sinking your teeth into a soggy salad when you could be chowing down on a delicious bacon cheeseburger. Yum.

However, eating right is one of those unfortunate things that you just gotta do every once in a while whether you want to or not, like doing laundry or cleaning your bathroom.

Luckily though, not all good for you food has to taste terrible, and that’s where Café ArtScience comes in. This new Cambridge cafe is serving up delicious small plates and cocktails made from only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients, served as works of (you guessed it) art and science.

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Well, you’re probably wondering what food as “art and science” exactly means, and you’re not the only one. All we can tell you is to not only expect amazing cuisine, but whimsical creations like edible clouds and breathable after-dinner mints. Seriously, there are clouds that you can eat and mints that you can breathe, so if you’ve ever wondered what a cloud tastes like, this is where you can find out. Not to burst your bubble, but they don’t taste like cotton candy (shocking, we know); they taste like pizza and coffee aka two of the best things on the planet.

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Don’t worry; as mentioned, there is actually food on the menu if you don’t feel like just consuming air (even though it is low in fat). There are some delicious yet healthy options that are actually good for you, like the House Smoked Salmon Mille-Feuille, the Cauliflower Veloute and Spanish Octopus. Then there’s some not so good for you foods, like Beef Carpaccio, Berkshire Pork Belly, Roasted Peanut Mousse, and a spoonful of PB&J. Yum. Oh, and if you feel like drinking, there are crazy creations like edible wine paint, and creative cocktails like the Mr.Wright, and Mary’s Liquor Cabinet.

Really though, who would’ve thought clouds taste like pizza?

By Stephanie Hartmann

Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS Boston