Small Bites: Lemon Slice Café Opens in Silver Spring

Small Bites: Lemon Slice Café Opens in Silver Spring

Plus: Cinnaholic to Open First Montgomery County Location in Gaithersburg; Gumbo Ya Ya to open Rockville location

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Lemon Slice Café, a fast-casual restaurant serving sandwiches, paninis, soups and breakfast items opened Tuesday in downtown Silver Spring at 8787 Colesville Road. Prices range from $5 to $10, said owner Beth Yohannes. The restaurant is in the lobby of an office building, and has a limited seating area with eight tables, she said.

Yohannes said the restaurant is currently open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. By Sept. 22, she said, the restaurant will be operating on its regular schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The café will be closed Sunday, she said.

Yohannes started the catering company Lemon Slice five years ago and previously was catered meals at St. Johns Episcopal School in Olney, she said.

Cinnaholic to open in Gaithersburg

Cinnaholic, a national vegan bakery chain serving cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies and other items, will soon open its first Montgomery County location in Gaithersburg. The bakery lists 18 flavors of frosting on its website, and caters birthdays, tailgates and corporate events.

The bakery will be in Gaithersburg’s Downtown Crown shopping area at 230 Crown Park Ave. No specific opening date is listed on the restaurant’s website. The expansion was first reported by The Moco Show.

Gumbo Ya Ya to open Rockville location

Gumbo Ya Ya, a Germantown restaurant serving Puerto Rican and Louisiana Cajun foods, will add a second location in Rockville Town Square. The Rockville location will be at 101 C Gibbs Street, according to its website. Menu items include gumbo, empanadas, Po’ Boys and salads among other items. Prices range from approximately $7 to $15.

No specific date was listed on the restaurant’s website. The restaurant’s expansion was first reported by The Moco Show.

Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com

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