Where to Eat Around Town

Originally Posted By Mel Choyce last year for WCB 2016.

Coming in early or staying in town an extra day and wondering where to eat around Boston? Here are some of our favorite spots.

Coffee & Breakfast

We’ll have coffee all day Saturday and Sunday, but when you’re in Beantown, sometimes you just want a couple cups. Here’s some of our favorite coffee (and breakfast) spots around town:

Pavement Coffeehouse

736 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

This one is literally across the street from BU. We’re especially fans of their cold brew and affogato. If you need a quick break from WordCamp, this is the place to go.

Refuge Cafe

155 Brighton Ave, Allston

About a mile away from BU is Refuge Cafe in Allston. Take a nice walk, or hop the 57 bus for a quick trip. Refuge is a fun little space with plenty of seating if you want to work for a little while with your laptop or tablet. Be sure to try their Allston Sunrise breakfast sandwich or their vegan breakfast burrito.

1369 Coffee House

1369 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
757 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

If you’re staying in or around Cambridge, check out 1369 Coffee House in Inman or Central Square. This is a daily favorite for some of our team! They make great cold brew and iced lattes, or if you’re looking for something caffeine-free, check out their seasonal lemonades. Their daily scone selections are to die for.

Kupel’s Bakery

421 Harvard St, Brookline

Do you like bagels? We love bagels. Get ’em untoasted with cream cheese or try one of their great bagel sandwiches, like the Coolidge Corner. We’ve heard the bear claws are delish.

Lunch

Enjoy some of our favorite lunch spots:

Clover

Multiple locations

The Great Boston Area’s favorite local vegetarian chain of restaurants and food trucks, Clover is the perfect place to grab some lunch if you’re out and about town. You can’t go wrong with any of their sandwiches. If you’re looking for a larger lunch, try one of their awesome platters.

Paris Creperie

278 Harvard St, Brookline

If you’re staying at the Holiday Inn, Paris Creperie is a quick C (Green) Line train away. With a selection of sweet and savory crepes, Paris Creperie is sure to please. Try the Kale’n It or Lilli’s. If you have a strong sugar craving, try the Frozen Nutella Hot Chocolate or Latte.

Dinner

Need something a little more filling? Here are some dinner spots to check out:

Sunset Grill and Tap

130 Brighton Ave, Allston

This one might sound familiar — it’s a sibling restaurant of our after party venue, Sunset Cantina. With hundreds of beers on their menu, Sunset Grill and Tap’s a great place to head out with your friends for burgers and brews.

Otto Pizza

888 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline

If you’re into non-traditional pizza, Otto is the way to go. Be sure to grab a slice of the Mashed Potato, Bacon & Scallion pizza, or our other favorite, Pulled Pork & Mango. If you’ve been to WordCamp Maine, this Northeast pizza chain should be familiar to you.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

In the mood for something a little fancier? Island Creek Oyster Bar is the place to be. With a magnificent raw bar, killer lobster rolls, and a full cocktail menu, Island Creek is the foodie’s paradise.

Just a tip: try to check this one out Friday or Monday; with home Redsox games on Saturday and Sunday, it’s sure to be packed. If you can, make a reservation online.

2 thoughts on “Where to Eat Around Town

    • Agreed, both of those are delicious! For folks staying in Allston, there’s also Grasshopper for vegetarian and vegan Chinese food, and FoMu for vegan ice cream 🍦

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