There’s a segment of coffee shops still left in the world that fall into the category of “serving mediocre coffee since our last renovation in the early ’90s.” Atomic Bean, with its deep orange walls and corner bookshelf that’s (probably) filled with Archie comics, fits right into that category. On the plus side, you won’t have to fight anyone for a place to sit or for bandwidth on the wifi, so not everything from the ’90s is bad.
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The Lexington At The Picnic Grove
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Tatte Bakery & Cafe
Tatte is a huge cafe in Harvard Square with great pastries and Middle Eastern specialties.
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The Little Crêpe Café
The Little Crêpe Café is a coffee shop in Cambridge with a lot of great sweet and savory options.
Diesel Cafe is a popular coffee shop in Davis Square with, interestingly, some pool tables.
Revival Cafe + Kitchen is a great coffee shop in Davis Square with good outdoor space. They also have two other locations in Alewife and Back Bay.
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Craigie On Main
Craigie On Main is an upscale French restaurant in Central Square that’s great for special occasion dinners.
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