- Latin American
- LA QCHARA CAFE RESTAURANT AND CATERING
LA QCHARA CAFE RESTAURANT AND CATERING
506 franklin st
Melrose, MA 02176
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Te Amo mi Bowl
Spanish rice, sweet plantain, grilled vegetables, tomato, red beets queso frito with garlic cilantro sauce
Crispy golden fried arepa, slow cooked shredded beef, spicy ranchera sauce, curtido, cheese, and sliced avocado
Chori Pan Sandwich
Latin style grilled sausage, topped with garlic sauce, shredded carrots, tomato, onions, cilantro, sliced avocado, served with yuca fries
Arepa stuffed with quedo frito, shredded pork, curtido, tomato, salsa rosada, mustard served with garden salad
Sopa de Pollo
Home made chicken vegetable soup
BAKE GOODS (Quantities updated daily)
Golfeados (Venezuelan Cheesy sticky Buns)
Golfeados are Latin American style cinnamon bun! So delicious you must try one
A buttery croissant filled with sweet almond filling.
Spinach and Feta Croissant
Buttery croissant filled with spinach, feta, ricotta, and parmesan cheese.
A classic french pastry - laminated croissant dough with cream cheese guava filling baked daily
Almond Raspberry Tea Cake (GF)
Almond flour tea cake filled with Raspberry topped with toasted sliced almonds..
Brazilian Cheese Bread
Brazilian Cheese Breads are a delicious treat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Made with Yucca flour. Gluten Free
Colombian Cheese Bread
If you haven't tried this yet, you have not fully lived, and it is a Gluten free treat.
Assorted loaf slice
Our delicious passion fruit loaf, with passion fruit icing
Homemade Apple Turnover
Warm crisp Filo dough filled with fresh apples and cinnamon, yum
Key lime tart
A sweet tart filled with key lime custard and topped with fresh blueberries.
Cachito (ham/cheese rolls)
A Venezuelan bake good filled with ham, cheese and bacon.
Flat bread slice
Made fresh daily, with assorted toppings, the perfect snack on the go!
Mini Bundt cake
Our mini Bundt cake is moist, delicious todays flavor is chocochip
Nutella Coffee cake slice
Our ridiculously delicous pmpkin nutella coffee cake with cinnamon crumb topping!
mushroom & onion scone
Looking for a savory snack, our bakers will keep you happy with our variety of savory scones. Spnach and feta.
Cherry chocolate scone
Our slightly sweet scones are the best! Our flavors change weekly, ask your barista for todays flavor. Citrus
These are perfect any time of day, a crisp crust smooth almond filling, topped with almond slivers.
Crustless mini quiche of the day
Our gluten free quiche is perfect for Breakfast, flavors change daily.
Salted Caramel Bar
Salted Caramel Bars have a buttery shortbread base and a topping of rich, chewy caramel. A crunchy dusting of flaked sea salt on top is the perfect finishing touch!
Apricot crumble bar
Looking for something sweet, but not too sweet, this sweet but salty delight!
Our soft and scrumptious Blondie is the perfect sidekick to our delicous coffee
Dulce de leche Mini Alfajores
Our specialty cookie in the perfect sample size, two small dulce de leche or nutella filled cookies, perfect for sharing
Two mini chocolate chip muffins. A perfect treat for anytime of the day.
Our mouth watering mini coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate, bag of 3
Cranberry orange pecan biscotti, made right here, perfect for dipping into your coffee
Super rich brownies made with Ghirardelli chocolate chips.
Our ever popular chocolate covered oreos finished with festive sprinkles.
Bite Size cake balls cover with chocolate.
Double Choco walnut cookie
The perfect chocolate cookie, chock full of walnuts....
Chocolate chip cookie
Fresh baked daily, chocolate chip cookies topped with a pinch of sea salt.
Our triple chocolate brownies, delicious for sharing
Three pieces of super delicous peanut buter swirl blondies. Simply amazing
A 5 oz bag of housemade granola. A yummy mix of oats, pecans, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and chocolate chips baked with maple syrup.
Assorted Cookie Bag
Every week we have a different selection of cookies. Raspberry thumb print, shortbread cookies,heath bar chocolate chip and more. Each bag has 4 cookies.
Assorted Loaf large
Our assorted loaves are perfect for sharing! Chocolate chip, blueberry, lemon poppy and more. Take one home today and enjoy.
Gluten free muffin
This vegan muffin is moist and delicious, flavors change weekly. Chocolate Chip, cranberry orange, raspberry and blueberry
Cachito Guava & cheese
A Venezuelan bake good filled with guava and cheese
Fruit Squeeze Pouches
Delicious Fruit Purees just for the kids! Assorted Flavors
A great snack for the kids
Red velvet Muffins
Blueberry muffins topped with a cinnamon streusel.
Cranberry, Orange muffin
We are excited for this new fall flavor, topped with almonds and craisins
Chocolate Chip Muffin
Our delicious vanilla batter swimming with Ghirardelli chocolate chips and dusted with sugar!
Peach Coconut Muffin
Our most popular muffin! Loaded with peached and topped with coconut!
Raspberry crumb bar
Crumbly and delicious, a layer of raspberry topped with oatmeal crumb topping
Dulce de Leche Large Alfajor
This is a traditional cookie that is much loved in most Latin cultures.
Dulce de leche cake slice
three layers of moist vanilla cake layered with dulce de leche.
Hand rolled and decorated with seasonal sprinkles, who can resist this rich chocolate sensation.
Traditional chia pudding topped with mango, strawberries and shredded coconut
Traditional chia pudding topped with raspberries, sliced almonds and coconut
Cocoa chia pudding topped with strawberries, banana, shredded coconut, roasted cashews and sliced almonds, finished with Nutella
Traditional chia pudding topped with blueberries, raspberries and shredded coconut, finished off with Nutella
Cinnamon chia pudding topped with diced apple, banana, granola finished with maple syrup
Arepitas Con Nata
Eight mini arepas, served with crema fresca Gluten Free
Chipotle Panela Wings
Eight chicken wings in a chipotle panela sauce topped with sesame seeds, scallions, and carrots
Chips & Salsa
Crispy tortilla chips with our home made salsa Gluten Free
Queso blanco cheese wrapped in a crispy dough, served with chipotle aioli
Mini empanadas (2)
Two mini shredded chipotle chicken empanadas
Mixed greens, corn, chicken, cheese, tomato, bacon, onions, sherry sesame vinaigrette
Mixed greens, apples, black beans, corn, queso fresco, onion, crispy tortilla strips, toasted sesame vinaigrette
Spinach, cranberries, beets, oaxaca cheese, toasted almonds, cilantro lime vinaigrette
Mangos Tango Salad
Mixed greens, toasted almonds, garbanzo beans, mango, pineapple, red onion, cucumber, avocado, Latin tajin dressing
broccoli, carrots, scallion, cranberries, red and green peppers, sherry sesame vinaigrette
Lettuce, black beans, queso seco, salsa, sliced avocado, spicy ranchera sauce
Garbanzo beans, scallions, corn salsa, avocado, cilantro lime vinaigrette
Guacamole, garbanzo beans, shredded carrots, tortilla strips, tomato, queso seco, avocado aioli
White onions, tomato, pineapple, black beans, avocado, red and green peppers, avocado aioli
Scrambled eggs, chihuahua cheese, & bacon, served with yuca fries
Scrambled eggs, bacon, chihuahua cheese, sliced avocado, & chipotle aioli, served with yuca fries
Centro American Breakfast
Two over easy eggs and a cheese enchilada topped with ranchera sauce, served with bacon and sweet plantains gluten free
Crispy tortillas tossed with your choice of green or red sauce, queso seco, chipotle shredded chicken, drizzled crema fresca, & two over easy eggs Gluten Free
Scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, cheese, served with two thin arepas & grilled chorizo gluten free
El Periquero Omelet
Spinach, salsa, cheese, & chipotle aioli, served with black beans and yuca fries gluten free
Two flour empanadas stuffed with sweet plantains & cheese, served with black beans & chipotle aioli
Two crispy corn tortillas with black bean spread, topped with over easy eggs, salsa, & queso fresco, served with sweet plantains and black beans gluten free
Scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, spinach, chihuahua cheese, & chipotle aioli, served with yuca fries
Scrambled eggs, salsa, cheese, & chipotle sauce gluten free
Cinnamon swirl challah bread topped with toasted almonds, sliced bananas, & panela syrup
Crispy thin arepas topped with chorizo, chihuahua cheese, poached eggs, & guasacaca cream sauce, served with yuca fries gluten free
Two poached eggs on a bed of quinoa, mango salsa, black beans, & plantains, finished with queso fresco and avocado dressing Gluten free
Cuban-style shredded pork, cilantro, white onions, chihuahua cheese, served with yuca fries Gluten free
Latin style hash made with chorizo, yuca, & curtido salad, topped with chipotle aioli, cheese, and two fried eggs gluten free
Venezuelan sweet corn pancake with queso blanco & shredded beef, served with curtido salad
Yuca con Huevos
Crispy yuca patty topped with two over easy eggs, chorizo, melted Oaxaca cheese, pico de gallo, & crema fresca gluten free
Cachapa Con Queso
Venezuelan sweet corn pancake with queso blanco, served with curtido salad and nata
Three corn tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, and chipotle aioli, served with yuca fries
Jamon y Queso Cachapa
Venezuelan sweet corn pancake with queso blanco, served with curtido salad
Arepas ( Made from scratch)
Carne Mechada Arepa
Venezuelan seasoned shredded beef, queso seco, black beans Gluten Free
Reina Pepiada Arepa
Cilantro lime avocado chicken salad gluten free
Oaxaca cheese, chorizo, onions, sliced tomato Gluten Free
Roasted pork, cheese, sliced tomato gluten free
Black beans, sweet plantains, queso fresco
Arepa con Queso
White shredded cheese filling gluten free
sautéed shrimp topped with fresh avocado, pico de gallo and cheese gluten free
Arroz Con Pollo
Marinated chicken simmered with rice, carrots, red and green peppers, topped with roasted vegetables and tomatoes Gluten free
Choice of chicken, beef, or pork with black beans, rice, salsa, & cheese, served with yuca fries
Grilled marinated skirt steak, served with a cheese enchilada topped with ranchera sauce, rice, and guacamole 16.95 Gluten Free
Flattened crispy green plantains used as bread, chipotle chicken, Chihuahua cheese, salsa rosada, lettuce, tomato, & onions, served with roasted vegetables gluten free
Three chicken enchiladas, topped with mole sauce, crema fresca, sesame seeds, & sliced almonds, served with rice and black beans Sauce Contains Peanuts, Gluten Free
Choose your favorite: steak, chicken, steak and chicken, or shrimp, sautéed with onions & peppers, served with corn tortillas, lettuce, cheese, salsa, crema fresca, & guacamole (extra 3.00 for steak, steak and chicken, or shrimp) Gluten free
Three grilled tilapia tacos with Salvadorian slaw & chipotle aioli, served with rice and black beans Gluten free
Three soft corn tacos each filled with shredded beef, chipotle chicken, and roasted pork, sliced avocado, pico de gallo, & crema fresca, served with rice Gluten free
Venezuelan seasoned shredded beef, served with black beans, rice, & sweet plantains
Three grilled marinated Portobello mushroom tacos, with salsa and scallions, served with black beans and rice (Gluten Free and Vegetarian)
Quesadilla de Hongos
Sautéed portobello mushrooms, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, & avocado, served with yuca fries
Chipotle shredded chicken, Chihuahua cheese, corn salsa, & sliced avocado, served with yuca fries
Avocado stuffed with spicy quinoa, pico de gallo, & chipotle aoili, served with curtido salad gluten free
Three grilled skirt steak tacos with cilantro & white onions, served with rice and black beans gluten free
Tostadas De Pollo
Two crispy corn tortillas with black bean spread, shredded lettuce, queso fresco, topped with chipotle chicken, homemade corn salsa, chopped avocados, and crema fresca, served with rice and black beans Gluten Free
Roasted vegetables, quinoa, black beans, salsa, & cheese, served with yuca fries
Three red sauce dipped corn tacos, braised beef, chihuahua cheese, onions, cilantro served with consommé, rice and beans
Salmon Lettuce tacos
Three iceberg lettue wrap tacos, grilled salmon, mango salsa, and quinoa salad
Chorizo, Oaxaca cheese, tomato, avocado, onions, lettuce, black bean spread, chipotle aioli, served with yuca fries
Roasted pork, ham, Chihuahua cheese, pickles, spicy mustard, served with yuca fries
Roasted pork, tomato, avocado, onions, cheese, chipotle aioli, served with yuca fries
Chipotle chicken, cheese, avocado, onions, tomato, lettuce, black bean spread, chipotle aioli, served with yuca fries
Shredded beef, fried egg, sliced avocado, chihuahua cheese, chipotle aioli, served with yuca fries
Roasted vegetables, Oaxaca cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, avocado, black bean spread, chipotle aioli, served with yuca fries
Crispy Yuca fries Served with guasacaca sauce gluten free
Topped with queso fresco gluten free
Served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil gluten free
Crispy green plantains with chipotle aioli
Side Black Beans
Topped with Queso Fresco
Salvadorian slaw, cabbage, carrots, clinatro, jalepeno, onions
Side of Rice
vegetarian broth, red and green bell peppers
2 oz Side chipotle aioli
Creamy, Smokey Chili pepper sauce
2 oz Side crema fresca
Spanish sour cream
2 oz side guasacaca
Everyone's Favorite! Green peppers, avocado, cilantro, parsley, red vinegar, chili powder, garlic
2 oz side pico de gallo
Onions, tomato, corn, peppers, cilantro
2 oz side salsa rosada
Our Secret recipe Pink sauce!
6oz Grilled Salmon
Kids Menu 10 & Under
Monthly Coffees, smoothies and raw Juice Specials
GREEN CLOVER JUICE
Green pepper, cucumber, apple, ginger
JAC - FOUR LEAF CLOVER
Matcha, vanilla, steamed milk, are you feeling lucky?
BRANDON - EMERLAD ISLE
Mint, white mocha, espresso and milk, my irish eyes are smiling
ANDREZZA - THE LUCKY LEPRECHAUN
Salted caramel, cinnamon, espresso and milk, its magically delicous
NAOMI - SLAINTE
Praline, hazelnut, espresso and milk, bottoms up.
SAM - PEPPERMINT PATTY
Dark chocolate, mint, espresso and milk.. Feel the sensation.
GET SHAM ROCKED SMOOTHIE
Banana, dates, cashews, spinach, coconut milk, almond milk
MEDITERRANEAN MINT ICE TEA (20OZ)
lively minty aroma, has a buttery mouthfeel followed by a soft herbaceous finish, and is caffeine free
Your choice of one of 4 roast, Light roast, Daily blend (rotates weekly) Bold roast, or our decaf. All Roasted by intelligentsia
Intelligentsia black cat espresso with steamed milk
Black cat espresso with milk of choice steamed into a foam.
Intelligentsia Frequency blend brewed over ice. Notes of Gold raisin, raw sugar Molasses
Intelligentsia El diablo steeped for 24 hours. Rich smooth taste
Ghirardelli Creamy caramel sauce, vanilla with your choice of Milk. Topped with espresso and a caramel drizzle
Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with Steamed milk and espresso
Dark Roast drip coffee with steamed milk
Ghirardelli Dark chocolate, hint of vanilla with steamed milk. Topped with cocoa powder
served in a 16oz cup, hot water and two shots of espresso
Espresso (8 oz)
Double shot of Intelligentsia black cat classic espresso
Cubano (8 oz)
Espresso with panela sugar
Espresso Macchiato (8oz)
Double shot of Intelligentsia black cat classic espresso with a dollop of foam
8oz house drink, equal parts of espresso and steamed milk. Short latte
Cortado Condensada (12oz)
served in an 8oz cup, Short latte with condensed milk.
Cubano Con Leche (8oz)
8oz Latte, made with Panella sugar (Brown cane sugar) with equal parts of espresso and steamed milk
condensed milk with our bold roast coffee
Cafe al Jengibre
16oz Latte with ginger steamed into the milk
Espresso over Ice
Double shot of intelligentsia black cat classic espresso over ice
Organic Emerald spring
One of our Green tea option that is delicately sweet. A perfect choice for an introduction to green tea!
Organic masala chai
A blend of Traditional indian spices and brisk black tea
Organic earl grey
Traditional english favorite, black tea!
Organic English breakfast
Dried fruit flavors with delicates notes of spice. English breakfast tea is a black tea
Organic Jasmine green
A traditional blend of spring picked green tea scented with aromatic jasmine blossoms
Organic Jasmine peach
Spring picked white tea from southern china, jasmine blossoms enhanced with peach essence
Organic King crimson
Organic herbal Tea Kilogram signature hibiscus bend rosehips, lemongrass, licorice root, and natural citrus flavors Caffeine Free!
Organic Herbal Blend 333
Organic herbal blend 333, a blend of Rosehips, chamomile and peppermint! No caffeine
Chai Tea Latte
Organic spicy chai tea, vanilla, and cinnamon flavor, milk of choice. Topped with cinnamon
Dirty Chai Tea Latte
Organic spicy chai tea with milk of choice, espresso topped with cinnamon
Iced chai tea latte
Organic Spicy Chai tea, flavors of vanilla, cinnamon poured over ice with milk of choice
London Fog Tea Latte
Earl grey tea with vanilla topped with steamed milk
Rooibus Tea Latte
Red bark Tea, vanilla, steamed milk, for iced pour tea over milk of choice!
Matcha Green Tea Latte
Organic Green tea by Kilogram contains caffeine
Sparkling Limeade with sweetened with simple syrup
Sparkling limeade with mint, sweetened with simple syrup
Papelon Con limon
Sparkline limeade sweetened with our Panela sugar. A deliciously unique flavor
Traditional Spanish Drink, may be known as rice milk (may contain peanuts) flavors of Vanilla and cinnamon.
Sparkling Limeade with Raspberry and blueberry
Raspberry Lime Ricky
A classic refresher, pressed lime with raspberry
Mediterranean Mint Iced Tea
Delicious brew of minty tea leaves into an iced tea! Caffeine free too !
Raw Juices -12oz
Banana, dates, Nutella, cashews, almond butter, almond milk
Mixed berries, banana, acai, agave, almond milk
Avocado, banana, lime, agave, almond milk
Banana, strawberries, orange, apple, spinach, oat milk
Pineapple, mango, spinach, banana, coconut milk
Strawberries, banana, cashews, dates, vanilla, cherries, coconut milk
Banana, blueberry, almond butter, honey, soy milk
Raspberry, banana, honey, granola, coconut milk
Cherries, cocoa powder, banana, agave, almond butter, espresso, oat milk
Banana, blueberry, spinach, chia, honey, almond milk
LA QCHARA PIES & MORE (24 to 48 hours in advance)
Our classis double crust apple pie, filled with our house blend of apples cinnamon and sugar, our top crust is finished with a dusting of sugar, perfection!
Apple Pie with Crumb Topping
A classic favorite apple pie with an cinnamon oatmeal crumb topping...
A southern favorite brought right here to Melrose! Rich and creamy chocolate filling that is smooth as silk. We recommend to top it with fresh whipped cream when serving.
Key Lime Pie*
Our most popular pie! Nubias ( Lorenzos Mom) recipe passed down and perfected, tart lime custard pie in a flaky crust is just an absolute must have for any gathering! You will be the talk of the party!
My moms recipe never disappoints, a classic sweet pecan pie rich and chock full of pecans. Lorenzo cant resist this one!
Quiche (Spinach and Feta)
Our own buttery pie crust filled to the rim with fresh spinach, feta cheese and our classic egg quiche filling. Breakfast is served
Quiche (Tomato, Bacon, Cheddar)
Bacon, tomato and shredded cheddar fill this hearty quiche, the flaky crust is the perfect crisp for the last bite.
Quiche Lorraine (Ham, Cheddar, Onion)
A crisp flaky crust filled with eggs, ham cheese and sautéed onions, even the kids love this one!!
Quiche Southwestern ( Pico de gallo. spinach and Cheddar)
Our own buttery pie crust filled to the rim with house pico de gallo, fresh spinach, monetary jack cheese and our classic egg quiche filling. Breakfast is served
Quiche (Broccoli and Cheddar)
A family favorite, our delicous quiche filled with fresh broccoli and cheddar perfect for any cold morning!
Loaves, Breads and Cakes
Whole Dulce De Leche Cake
Rich layers of french vanilla cake seperated by dulce de leche and covered in our espresso buttercream frosting, absolute heaven.
Nutella Coffee Cake (LARGE round)
Our most popular cake, vanilla cake with swirls of nutella topped with cinnamon crumbles
A box of six Venezuelan baked goods filled with ham, cheese and bacon.
Lemon Bread (LARGE 9")
Irresistable iced lemon bread, with fresh lemon zest, perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Cookies & More
Assorted Cookie Platter
Platter Assortment of Christmas cookies, brownies, bars, and chocolate bark (40 pieces)
One dozen assorted Christmas cookies, peanut butter kisses, sugar cookies, snickerdoodle, and Russian teacakes.
Sugar cookie decorating kit (6)
Decorate your own sugar cookies, 6 assorted shapes, royal icing, sprinkles and candies included. Great activity, fun for all ages.
Your choice of six, gingerbread, maple pecan, cranberry white chocolate, citrus
Our moist and gooey brownies piled high
One dozen of our amazing chocolate brownies, perfect for you home or office
2 Almond croissant, 2 chocolate croissant, 2 key lime tart
|Sunday||7:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Monday||7:30 am - 7:30 pm|
|Tuesday||7:30 am - 7:30 pm|
|Wednesday||7:30 am - 8:30 pm|
|Thursday||7:30 am - 8:30 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am - 8:30 pm|
|Saturday||7:30 am - 8:30 pm|
Come in and enjoy! and Tip well
506 franklin st, Melrose, MA 02176