Cravings Cafe is one of three such eateries, with its sister cafes located in Marshfield and Norwell, Massachusetts. It specializes in fast food and seems good at that. The menu lists over a dozen different 'artisan pizzas' and almost two dozen differing 'Thin Crust Italian Pizzas.' Which makes it a pizzeria, doesn't it?
Yes - well, not quite ... not really. If we agree that a pizzeria is a restaurant, a bakery, or the like where pizzas are made and sold, then we can perhaps agree that the Cravings Cafe is a kind of pizzeria - sort off.
You see, although this establishment makes and sells a wide range of pizzas, it does more than that. It also offers a diverse range of burgers, all sorts of paninis and sandwiches, selections of subs and wraps, and tempts you with half a dozen or so different salads. And there are various soups and desserts as well. All of which can be eaten there or taken away with you. Additionally, you can sit down to a hearty breakfast, perhaps choosing from a variety of sandwiches, burritos, pastries, pancakes, home fries ... or opt for oatmeal with fruit.
So it's more than a specialist pizzeria. Yet it most certainly is not what I would class as a restaurant - an eatery for a fine dining experience. The Cravings Cafe just doesn't have the credentials for that. It's not a place for a romantic dinner for two or place to take someone you want to impress - heaven forbid that you make such an appalling mistake!
No, this eatery is best described as a bare-bones cafe, with an extensive pizzeria facility incorporated within it. You can sit down at one of several dozen vinyl topped tables, without tablecloths, in a setting with a stone dead ambience and with totally boring surroundings. But, hey, it's a cafe serving a wide variety of fast foods to hungry people in a hurry. Satisfying food at an affordable price. Just sit down, shut up, eat and then get the hell out of the joint!
Yes, yes, of course there's coffee! Did you really need to ask?