Home / Places / / Happy Sparrow Cafe

Happy Sparrow Cafe

3001 SE Belmont St.
445-0231 | Website
Neighborhood: Belmont
7 am-2 pm Monday-Friday, 9 am-2 pm Saturday.

An aptly named establishment, this. It’s almost impossible not to emerge cheerful and chirpy from this cute, colorful Belmont cafe. The house specialty is kolaches ($1.95-$2.75 each), a traditional Czech pastry that has found its way to this small corner of Portland via Texas. Every day, Happy Sparrow bakes dozens of these little briochelike buns, and fills them with a rotating assortment of locally sourced ingredients. On any given visit, the savory offerings might include spicy barbecue pulled chicken, a hearty vegan vegetable or a simple Tillamook cheddar. Sweet fillings range from the more traditional smoky, crunchy poppyseed and date to some outrageously tasty Nutella variations—ask them to nuke it first, so the insides ooze out all gooey and warm. Just to add to the cross-cultural confusion, pair it with a Vietnamese coffee, made strong and sweet with a proper phin drip filter over condensed milk. Sink this with three or four kolaches, and you’ll be one happy little bird indeed. RUTH BROWN.

Features: Lunch, Cheap Eats
Read About This

Cheap Eats 2011: Happy Sparrow


Food Reviews & Stories
An aptly named establishment, this. It’s almost impossible not to emerge cheerful and chirpy from this cute, colorful Belmont cafe. The house specialty is kolaches ($1.95-$2.75 each), a traditiona   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Originally born in central Europe, the flavor-packed kolache has immigrated to Southeast Portland, thanks to this gem of a cafe. Sparrow’s yeasted dough buns actually hail from the owners’ Texas hometowns (first Houston, then Austin), which both boast large numbers of Czech immigrants. A   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Heather Logan
 
Also At Happy Sparrow Cafe
There are no events at Happy Sparrow Cafe
 
 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close