In continuation to ACBF, Beer Week, Foodie Finds — Beantown, Pt. I.
Day 2, we met up with fellow craft beer enthusiasts and foodies @ryanhudak, @leeanneeats, @amy_strauss, #bfbob, and @sir_meatball for a nice brunch at Café Luna. Dubbed to have “the best brunch in all of Boston” and a spacious outdoor seating to accomodate @sir_meatball, we waited in line to put it to the test. To start, a round of cocktails for everyone and a tasty treat of fresh baked cinnamon rolls from café owner Matt who was warm and welcoming the very moment we got there.
The appetizing menu was irresistibly overwhelming. The vast selection of brunch items from waffles, french toast to omelettes and chorizo plates was definitely mouthwatering on its own. With the help of our outstanding server Kennen, his terrific recommendations persuaded us towards our final picks. And of course, our love for poached eggs was not disregarded either.
Pictured above from L-R: Eggs Benny, “Everything but the Kitchen Sink”, and S’Mores Stuffed French Toast
- Eggs Benedict – Two poached eggs on an english muffin with ham, salmon or spinach and tomato; Home made lemony hollandaise with a touch of tarragon. Final verdict: the eggs were a little bit overdone but nonetheless filling and most importantly, delicious.
- “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” – Fresh baked Belgian waffle, topped with ham, bacon, sausage, a poached egg, corned beef hash, and to top it off hollandaise sauce. Final verdict: Forget about your diet for a day, indulge, and enjoy.
- S’Mores Stuffed French Toast – Chocolate, marshmallow creme, graham cracker crumbs. Final verdict: You want to satisfy your sweet tooth? This one will melt your face off and will leave you wishing you had room for more! YUM!
Also around the table, we sampled the Banana Split French Toast and the Lemon Berry Waffle. Both were amazing, as well. Overall, the brunch experience at Café Luna was worth every penny. Good food, excellent outdoor seating, superb service from top to bottom — What’s not to love? So if you happen to be in the Boston area, pay them a visit. You can thank us later.
Next up: Cambridge Brewing Company
From their house brews to their seasonal beers, the flight was refreshing but nothing too surprising and rather fell short. Our favorites were the Le Saisonniere and the Dubbel Entendre. A little disappointed with their HefeWeizen as it was lacking flavor and was rather watered-down compared to a real hefe.
The service was below average. We understand that a young group coming in, just having a flight of beers and not ordering from the menu can sometimes be construed as “just a group of college kids wanting a drink and maybe not even leaving a tip”. Just a tip: Do your job. You’ll never know who is sitting down at the bar.
Stay tuned for ACBF, Beer Week, Foodie Finds – Beantown, Pt. III.