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Bread & Ink Cafe Restaurant Review: Bread & Ink Café is a longtime favorite on busy SE Hawthorne Boulevard. The wide range of menu choices is guaranteed to please everyone in your party, and everything is homemade, down to the ketchup. At breakfast, the go-to item is waffles, as is indicated by the restaurant's adjoining Waffle Window, which opens to the sidewalk and sells seasonal and sometimes unexpected waffle varieties. Or choose Northern European comfort food such as bagels and lox, bialys, herring salad, chopped liver and blintzes. Lunch and dinner hew to casual items such as burgers, salads and sandwiches, but you will also find entrées such as grilled salmon or rock Cornish game hen. Popcorn shrimp salad with dried cranberries is a generous plate. Be sure to leave room for desserts such as the cassata Siciliana (seven layers of pound cake with orange ricotta filling, candied citrus, bittersweet chocolate and chocolate espresso ganache), or a Belgian waffle hot fudge sundae. Happy hour snacks are tasty and filling, especially when paired with classic cocktails. The family-friendly atmosphere and white paper tablecloths make it easy to entertain children with a box of crayons.