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Cafe Du Pays in Cambridge Now Has a "Lounge/Salon/Living Room"

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    by Marc Hurwitz

    A French-Canadian restaurant in Cambridge that opened a couple of years ago has converted one of its rooms into a space that focuses more on drinks and lighter meals.

    According to an email, the front room, or lower dining room at Cafe du Pays in Kendall Square is now a lounge, salon, and "living room," with the space being geared toward patrons who don't want the full "sit down dinner" experience, though the full menu is available along with some specific food items just for that space. We have been told that the people behind the restaurant have not yet decided on a name for the space, though they mainly call it Salon or the Lounge for now.

    Cafe du Pays took over the former Hungry Mother space in July of 2017, with the team behind Hungry Mother and the nearby State Park, and Mamaleh's (minus owner Barry Maiden) being behind the place.

    The address for Cafe du Pays is 233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02141. Its website can be found at

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