The space is bright and the owner's sunny disposition rubs off on regulars, who keep up a light banter around a large coffee table. Yordprom's big tables might be better suited to lunch than to a long solitary sit with a coffee. When meals end these creative professionals will face the dilemma of what to do with their ambivalence about another afternoon of our contemporary freedoms. The young owners of both these neighborhood lunch spots seem comfortable with the balance of liberty and hard work that comes with entrepreneurialism. One hopes that when the coworking strivers begin to rely on these laid-back proprietors for sustenance, Mr. Sandwich and Yordprom won't have to change too much.

Brian Duff can be reached atbduff@une.edu.

MR. SANDWICH AND MRS. MUFFIN | 3 Deering Ave, Portland | Mon-Fri 6 am-3 pm, Sat 8 am-8 pm

YORDPROM COFFEE CO. | 722 Congress St, Portland | Mon-Fri 7 am-7 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-6 pm | 207.221.2347

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Food Features , George Foreman, food, restaurants,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY BRIAN DUFF
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   THE QUAY TO GOOD LIVING  |  July 11, 2014
    Though they offer an appealing moral clarity, in practice zero tolerance policies have ruined any number of urban schools, fragile marriages, and card-marred soccer games. Zero tolerance almost ruined Portland a few years back, too.
  •   BITING INTO THE FANTASY  |  July 10, 2014
    Is it a sign of the shallowness of our national culture that we have spent half a decade excited by the idea of food served from trucks? Sure. But is it a symptom of some deeper condition? I suspect so. This summer offers a chance to investigate thanks to the arrival of a critical mass of food trucks around Portland, along with the film Chef, about a restaurant chef who starts a food truck.  
  •   A RAIL-CAR PALACE IN BIDDEFORD  |  June 11, 2014
    The barrel roofed train-car looks incredibly good given it’s nearly a century old.
  •   FINDING BALANCE IN BRISKET  |  June 06, 2014
    Salvage might suggest a plausible strategy to...salvage the distinctive experience of casual dining in Maine.
  •   THREE TIMES LUCKY  |  May 16, 2014
    Miyake’s new diner reclaims the location of his original restaurant, the wonderful Food Factory. 

 See all articles by: BRIAN DUFF