a new cafe in Brookline

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The advantage of visiting a wonderful new spot early in its existence is that you get to sprawl on the couch and walk up to the counter three different times to order three different things and let your daughter trot around the place, and tell yourself the other customers are smiling in reminiscence, not distress, as they watch her circle.

We traveled out to Brookline Village to see Rifrullo cafe, recently opened without so much as a sign over the door outside yet, but with the loveliest interior already established.

As I looked around the thoughtfully crafted room, I said to myself: yup I’ll never be able to come here once word gets out. It’ll be packed. The menu felt like what I would serve if I was cooking my best ideas–healthy, hearty and simple. The owner & chef, Colleen, strode out from the kitchen every now and then to say hello. They sold crunchy kale chips in small wax paper bags and bundles of homemade biscotti at the counter. I tried the loaded tallegio sandwich and ordered a smoothie for Lux. After our sandwiches, we sampled their dense chocolate chip cookies and couldn’t leave without buying a few for the road.

Definitely add this spot to your Brookline list alongside pod, and Angela Liguori’s studio.

Rifrullo Cafe 147 Cypress St Brookline MA 02445

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Abbie
Abbie
4 years 3 months ago

You always know about all the cool new cafes- what’s your secret??

This one looks like a treat. In high school, my best friend lived in Brookline Village, and the neighborhood still has a special place in my heart.

Anna {dear friend}
4 years 3 months ago

RACHAEL! AHH!

I have been driving my this place once a week {when I head to JP for babysitting} and I keep seeing it from the raod and saying to myself, next time, NEXT TIME, Anna, you will leave work early and pop in for a cookie and a latte and you will take alllll the glorious pictures and you will love it.

Well! I love this so much, clearly. I knew that place had charm even from a drive-by. Just caught my painted white brick wall loving eye!

Can’t wait to try it. Next time, FOR SURE.

bridget
bridget
4 years 3 months ago

alright, let’s go and FAST. my first time, your second. before the masses find out.

annieslocum
annieslocum
4 years 3 months ago

Adorable spot and I love the menu! What did Joanie have? Everything sounds perfectly delicious!

kelsey
kelsey
4 years 3 months ago

eggplant & pickled beet sandwich? I need to eat that.

wishful nals
4 years 3 months ago

can’t wait to check it out!

Blaze
Blaze
4 years 3 months ago

Sounds amazing. Adding this (and lots of your other restaraunts listed) to my list for the next time were in Boston!

Erin
4 years 3 months ago

You’ve curated so many lovely attractions in Boston, it makes me all the more hopeful to see it some day!

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