Sustainable, seasonal, delicious breakfast/brunch?
I have a very specific query:
I'm looking for somewhere for a group of 5 to 8 people to have breakfast or brunch on a Sunday.
-preferably in Boston (although Cambridge would be okay too)
-very tasty food (of course)
-must be somewhere that values sustainability/seasonality, etc. A "Slow Food" type place.
-need not be at all fancy - in fact, somewhere nice but very casual could be perfect
-not too expensive. $20/person (without drinks) would be an absolute upper limit, but would prefer below that.
A secondary criterion - not a dealbreaker, but would be nice - is that it be quiet enough to talk.
do they let you sit on the patio for brunch? if the weather's warm enough for it, it's pretty sedate out there.
another possibility, though perhaps not quite what the OP has in mind, would be to swing by sofra and/or the iggy's outlet at alewife for pastries & various baked goods, and then head out for a stroll through mt auburn cemetary. though now i'm wondering if they let you bring food into the cemetary.
Henrietta's Table is way beyond inexpensive for brunch, but is under 20 per person for breakfast (which is a fairly brunchy menu with eggs benedict, bagels and lox, and the like). They serve breakfast until 11. I was just there on Sunday and definitely didn't find it too loud to talk, even at a very busy time.
One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138
I thought it was quite good. I had their eggs benedict, which they serve as two poached eggs on Anadama bread with hollandaise sauce and asparagus. The eggs were perfectly cooked and everything oozed together quite nicely. My dining companions liked their bagel and lox (a generous portion, maybe bagels from Iggy's?) and 2 eggs over easy. I had a nice, freshly squeezed carrot juice. It gets pretty busy and the service is somewhat hurried (though I didn't feel rushed), but I generally find that the room doesn't get too loud. We couldn't hear adjacent tables' conversations or anything. Most items were around 10 to 12 dollars, about what I pay at S&S and much better.