Celebrating 60 Years of Service

A&A Café 

When visiting our Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Campus in Northfield, you are invited to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a light snack at our A&A Café. 

In addition to Starbucks brand coffee, the A&A Café's menu features muffins and bagels, soups, sandwiches and occasional salads. A rotating list of "Daily Specials" includes homemade favorites such as Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich; Sandie's Famous Tuna Salad Sandwich; Yogurt Parfait; Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies and Strawberry Shortcake. 

The A&A Café is open Monday through Friday, 
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Closed on Saturday and Sunday.) 

At the A&A Café, visitors can also meet Sandie Shrear, our in-house culinary expert. Prior to her tenure at North Shore Senior Center, Sandie operated two of her own businesses -- Just Desserts by Sandie and Silver Plum Catering. She also spent 13 years managing a restaurant in a large office building.  

Sandie is known to share and post some of her favorite recipes on the A&A Café's bulletin board. Our e-newsletter periodically features seasonal recipes from Sandie as well. For all you foodies out there, here are a few of her "greatest hits" from past issues:

Bagel, Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Carrot Ginger Soup

Chocolate Biscotti: A Twice-Baked Pastry

Lemon-Zucchini Vichyssoise


Reuben Strata


Vegetarian Cheese Tart