There are pool tables and bright red vinyl booths at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, both unusual things to have at a coffee shop. What’s not unusual, however, is the number of people that visit this coffee shop every day. Whether it’s Monday or Saturday, you’ll probably have a hard time finding a seat. But if you do, you can look forward to some good coffee and sandwiches like The Alternator, with roasted garlic hummus and tempeh bacon.
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The Burren is an Irish Pub in Davis Square with lots of live music and a refreshing paucity of shamrocks on the walls.
Spoke is a tiny wine bar in Davis Square with small plates that make it worthy of going to even if you don’t like wine.
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The Square Root
The Square Root is a coffee shop in Roslindale Square with sandwiches, beer and wine, and live music.
Corner Cafe Bakery
Corner Cafe Bakery is a bakery in Chinatown that sells some great cakes that are also available in single servings.
Broadsheet Coffee Roasters
Broadsheet Coffee is a coffee shop in Inman Square that serves great coffee and a variety of breakfast and lunch options.
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Tsurumen is a ramen place in Davis Square that you have to get to quickly, because it’s only going to be open for 1,000 days.
Yume Ga Arukara
Yume Ga Arukara is tiny but excellent udon shop in Porter Square that only makes one kind of bowl, served hot or cold.
Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar
Rosebud is an American spot in Davis Square with a nice bar area and some good pie.
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