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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Bakery
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“Terrific Bakery with all kinds of breakfast and mid day delights. Excellent coffee, best pastries in Boston, and all kinds of egg dishes. Great for breakfast and for lunch. They have excellent salads and sandwiches. Casual, mid priced for what they sell.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Charming cafe featuring high-end coffee & espresso drinks, housemade pastries & sandwiches.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you don't want to wait in line at Mike's or Modern Pastry - Bova's has great stuff too”
  • 30 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Really tasty ice cream for a hot summer day. They also have sundaes, milkshakes, etc. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Has specialty sandwiches from best Boston restaurants and also yummy drinks. Bacon pork BLT is awesome.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Lake
“The winter equivalent to a summer Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden is to take a spin on ice-skates on the Frog Pond in the adjacent Boston Common. To ice skate on the pond at night with the golden dome of the State House and twinkling lights in the trees as a backdrop is one for the memory books. The 50-acre park, founded in 1634, is the oldest public park in the United States. Locals grazed their cattle on it until 1830. The Frog Pond is situated on the site of a former natural pond, which in 1848 was turned into a fountain to celebrate the city’s new public water system.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“This place doesn't look like much but trust me they have really delicious vegan food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“The Cannoli and Tiramisu are the best this side of Italy! Place is great for people watching. Always a scene”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“his charming café prides themselves on their housemade baked goods, as well as serving Stumptown coffee (which has been voted Best in the World). Must Try: Hazelnut latte and French macarons ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Casual coffee-shop chain with a menu of Italian-style light dishes and specially blended drinks. It's just downstairs :) ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Looking for a place to sit & work or meet with someone quick. Head out here. They even have a fireplace. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Dumpling Cafe vs Gourmet Dumpling House is a Yankees vs Red Sox rivalry. They're both great, so why not try both?”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Great spot on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for the younger crowd. Have a drink right on the Water. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Relaxed, romantic neighborhood bistro presenting creative, Mediterranean-inspired eclectic menus.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Berkeley-born chain featuring signature coffee, tea & blended drinks alongside baked goods. ”
  • 5 locals recommend