Flying in on Friday mourning, looking for somewhere to have a good possibly light breakfast in the downtown area or near a T stop. Heading to meet friends in Brookline in the afternoon and will be looking for a good lunch destination. Since I do not know what I will be in the mood for or how hungry I will be all recomendations are welcome, anything from grabbing a sandwich to a good sit down meal, any type of cuisine. I am on a budget and we are talking breakfast/lunch so nothing overly expensive (Under $25 for each). if you need more info let me know. Thanks
If you can walk a few blocks from a T stop (Tufts-New England Medical Center on the Orange Line), I'd recommend Rachel's Kitchen in Bay Village. Tiny, modestly-priced neighborhood place with outstanding, fresh breakfast plates and sandwiches and terrific cofffees and teas. Doesn't hurt that the owners, always behind the counter there, are so nice. Free Wi-Fi, too.
Brookline's a big place: what neighborhood are you ending up in?
That puts you for lunch in Coolidge Corner. Consider these: Rami's for Israeli-style shwarma, one of the best shwarma places in town, in my view; Khao Sarn, an upscale Thai place; Dok Bua, a cheaper, divier, more authentic Thai place; Rod Dee II, an even cheaper but still worthy counter-service Thai storefront; the Upper Crust, a thin-crust gourmet-type pizza place; Zaftig's, a goyish approximation of a Jewish deli; Rubin's a real kosher deli; Anna's Taqeuria, a very popular and cheap Mission-style burrito joint; Pho Viet, an okay Vietnamese place.
Some places I've heard good things about but haven't tried: Rani's, an Indian place that specializes in Hyderbadi cuisine; and Yasu, a Korean and Japanese restaurant with (I believe) grill tables for Korean BBQ.