This month’s GAMBA business spotlight features Cosmic Cafe and Ciderhouse, a woman-owned, sustainable, Scratch Made, local company committed to the Triple Bottom Line, People, Planet and Profit.
Tell us about your business
We have been on Boathouse Row for 12 years. We offer scratch made breakfast, sandwiches, salads and beverages.
What makes you stand out?
Our wonderful staff members who greet every customer with a smile and our delicious food. The combination of the two will have you coming back again and again.
What current offerings would catch our eye?!
If you visit us and mention this post, you will receive one free coffee or dispenser beverage with every sandwich that you order.
Why do you love working in the Art Museum District?!
The Art Museum District is such walkable neighborhood. The people you meet are very friendly and kind.
Tell us about your founder. What was her inspiration for opening the business?
Peg Botto started out in the human services industry working with people with intellectual disabilities. Peg then went to the Restaurant School and worked in restaurants around the city before opening Cosmic Catering at the Chestnut Hill Farmers Market. She operated a prepared foods stand for 10 years. While there she hired special needs people, training them from dishwashers to cooks and bakers. Now on Boathouse row her mission has become a reality by founding the Cosmic Foundation through the cafe where she has trained around 15 special needs staff in a variety of positions.