Sweet Mamas Cafe on St Simons Island

I have one last restaurant post before we leave St Simons Island behind until next year.  I wanted to eat at Sweet Mamas Cafe ever since I first saw the title.  Any cafe called “Sweet Mamas” would have to have wonderful food!  But the cafe was only open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. so we had to go on a day off.  Finally, with limited possible activities because of Tom’s broken finger, we made time to stop by our last week.

Sweet Mamas Cafe is a deli and bakery located in the same shopping area as Sandy Bottom Bagels and Winn-Dixie.  The menu has a variety of sandwiches served on fresh-baked bread and buns.  They are specifically known for their “pork pops” but they were out by the time we got there.  I don’t know what they are, but they sound interesting.

Tom and I both ordered sandwiches.  I got chicken salad and he ordered egg salad.  I also ordered potato salad.  Delicious-looking sweets filled the display cases where we ordered.  Cookies, sweet rolls, and stuffed brownies all looked delicious.  I ordered a stuffed brownie to go.  Although we ordered and paid at the counter, the sandwiches were brought to us at our table.

Except my potato salad didn’t come.  I went back up to the counter and asked for my potato salad.  The young man at the counter said it would be out as soon as it was ready, which made me think they were making more.  But the sandwiches delivered to tables around us all had potato salad and mine didn’t come.  So I went to the counter again and the young man said it had been served with my sandwich.  Wrong.  I finally convinced him to give me a scoop of it in a separate cup.

Egg salad
Chicken salad
Long-awaited potato salad
Stuffed brownie
Bars and pastries
Cinnamon rolls and bars

The sandwiches were good although a little goopy.  The potato salad didn’t taste like I expected but it was still good.  But the stuffed brownie that I enjoyed later in the day – delicious!  Sweet Mamas also had lemon bars, key lime bars, red velvet bars, and spice bars.  They all looked wonderful.  I don’t think we will go back for the sandwiches (or potato salad) but the brownies and bars might worth a be a stop.

This is my last restaurant post for St Simons this year.  But, fortunately, there are still lots of restaurants on St Simons to try and write about next year.