Lunch in Central Square
It seems like every time there's a Kendall/ Central question, I schill for Miracle of Science.
You'd think I'd shut up seeing as one of the great things about it, is that it never seems too crowded to sit and read the paper on a weekend morning. If everybody else realizes how great it is, I'm going to have a lot more company....
We are Plough regulars so I am going to heartily support that choice. Agree the food is cheap and very good, Jennifer and Brendan the consummate hosts. Sit in the back snug next to the street-side window - you will be somewhat sheltered from the volume and in the best seat in the house. But another (less boisterous) option is Garden at the Cellar - fab food, subdued (if not soporific) atmosphere and reasonable prices.
Agree with most of Slim's recs - however, have been burned by service tooooo many times at Koreana to be able to go back again, and bar service is simply non-existent (if you want a drink with lunch.)
A few things I like on a Saturday:
Dim sum at Mary Chung ("mini pork steamer buns" are actually soup dumplings)
Algerian/Tunisian food at Baraka Cafe
Bengali at Royal Bengal
Casual American (including breakfast/brunch stuff) at Miracle of Science (basically a bar with really good food)
Korean grill-table BBQ at Koreana
Quality fast-food burgers (including non-beef options) at Four Burgers
Tibetan at Rangzen