Eat Beat: Center Street Cafe

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Anyone leaving Center Street Cafe will have a full stomach and a smile on their face. Center Street Cafe focuses on making gourmet sandwiches at affordable prices. The cafe, located inside of the Utah Valley Convention Center on Center Street, offers a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, as well as soups of the day.

The mediterranean chicken sandwich from Center Street Cafe is favorite filled with juicy chicken, crispy bacon, provolone cheese, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and a basil aioli sauce, all served on ciabatta bread. (Elliot Miller)
The mediterranean chicken sandwich from Center Street Cafe is favorite filled with juicy chicken, crispy bacon, provolone cheese, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and a basil aioli sauce, all served on ciabatta bread. (Elliot Miller)

Popular choices

Mediterranean chicken panini: grilled herb chicken breast, topped with green leaf lettuce, sliced roma tomatoes, smoked bacon and provolone cheese, dressed with fresh basil aioli and grilled on a sourdough ciabatta roll.

The Provo Roundup: heaps of slow-roasted smokey brisket, covered with caramelized onions, drizzled with the cafe’s special B.B.Q sauce, served on jalapeño bread.

Pros vs. cons

The pros include a variety of sandwiches at affordable prices, meals that are made quickly without much wait and an atmosphere that is very relaxed.

However, there isn’t much else on the menu besides sandwiches.

Prices

Center Street Cafe has a fixed price of $6.75 for all sandwiches and $7 for a half sandwich/soup combo meal.

Hours 

Center Street Cafe is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday and is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Fun fact

Center Street Cafe is not widely known. Haley Bell, cafe assistant manager, said they average about 12 people per day.

The manager says

“We want people to be able to hang out and relax here. People can come here to feel comfortable and enjoy good food.” — Haley Bell

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