Sidamo Coffee & Tea has such good sandwiches that it needs a new menu.
Literally, a new menu.
The chalkboard with single-line descriptions doesn't do justice to the real sandwiches that the Fulton coffee shop offers at lunch. They're so much more than just "chicken salad" or "veggie."
The veggie sandwich came with avocado, cuke, tomato, lettuce, cheese, lentils and a pesto. So many vegetables that it was hard to keep them all in the sandwich. Luckily, they give you a fork for the pasta salad.
The chicken salad came zested with onion and spicy mustard. Good lettuce and tomato even in October and bread that rivaled Bon Fresco. In fact, the entire sandwiches rivaled Bon Fresco, the same little details and flavors that come from a shop that wants to serve something unique. The cuke comes lightly pickled. The bread comes toasted. The lentils are marinated and make a meaty contrast that I have never had before.
Which brings us back to the menu. Sidamo has a sign outside advertising the sandwiches. But it really needs a menu or just a bigger chalkboard where they can share the details of their creations. They have probably 10 varieties and an equal number of salads, and I'll happily work my way through the grilled cheese, tuna, and cold cuts. Sidamo is my destination for coffee, and it should be a destination for sandwiches -- not just a place for lunch if you happen to be in Maple Lawn.
Sidamo Coffee & Tea
8180 Maple Lawn Boulevard
Fulton, MD 20759
NEAR: Sidamo is in sight of Rte 216 in the Maple Lawn development. You need to drive around the back of Looney's to park and walk into Sidamo.