3 new businesses to check out in Riverside

Interested in getting the lowdown on the newest restaurant and retail additions to Riverside? From a Mediterranean cocktail bar to a bagel shop, read on to see the newest spots to open for business in this part of Cambridge.

Saloniki Greek

24 Dunster St.

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Saloniki Greek is a cocktail bar and Mediterranean spot.

Try the Village salad with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and a housemade vinaigrette. Or opt for the George pita wrap or plate with spicy lamb kefte, charred eggplant sauce, garlic yogurt and secret sauce. (View the full menu here.)

Yelp users are generally positive about Saloniki Greek, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of 29 reviews on the site.

Yelper Mei Lynn C. wrote, "Love this place! I'd come here just for the pita itself. And the Greek yogurt with lemon curd and honey is to die for. Sour cherry limeade is also the perfect balance of tart and sweet."

Yelper Alexandria D. wrote, "The food was great, and the drinks hit the spot. I had a phyllo pie and Niko plate, the Mykonos cocktail and ended the night with nutella loukoumades (nutella and fried dough, I mean come on). It was a great meal."

Saloniki Greek is open from 7 a.m.–midnight daily.

Temple of Groom

908 Massachusetts Ave.

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Temple of Groom is a new barber shop catering to local men.

The founder of Temple of Groom, Julio Guerrero, began cutting hair in his grandmother's backyard in the Dominican Republic. He has since brought his business to Cambridge, and Yelpers are loving his shop. 

Temple of Groom currently holds 4.5 stars out of 17 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.

Yelper Peter H., who reviewed Temple of Groom on August 10, wrote, "His attention to detail and the finishing touches of a straight razor in a hot towel really completed the experience. For $25 (plus tip), you won't find a better haircut anywhere else."

Nicolas B. noted, "Lots of attention to detail and great prices. The hours of operation make it easy for working professionals to schedule a hair cut, (open early and late and on weekends)."

Temple of Groom is open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)

Black Sheep Bagel Cafe

56 John F Kennedy St.


Black Sheep Bagel Cafe is a breakfast and brunch spot, offering bagels, coffee and more.

Choose between 18 different bagels, including a gluten-free bagel, blueberry, pumpernickel, whole wheat everything bagel and more. Add cream cheese or opt for a sandwich — like the turkey and avocado with chipotle aioli, or the breakfast BLT with a maple bacon cream cheese. (View the menu here.)

Black Sheep Bagel Cafe's current rating of four stars out of 48 reviews on Yelp indicating a fair response from visitors.

Yelper Hope W. wrote, "Love this little place! Really great vibes, and a great gluten-free bagel option! You can pick any bagel as a sandwich base, so basically every sandwich can be made gluten free. I've tried the Caprese and turkey avocado. Both super delish." 

Black Sheep Bagel Cafe is open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.