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Kendall Square - Cambridge

Lefty721 Jul 5, 2013 07:30 PM

What's good in that immediate area? No real preference for type of food or price, just good lunch and close.

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  1. Luther RE: Lefty721 Jul 6, 2013 03:16 AM

    Area 4

    1. Locutus RE: Lefty721 Jul 6, 2013 03:22 AM

      Bon Me


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        mvi RE: Lefty721 Jul 6, 2013 05:57 AM

        A few other ideas: Fuji, Abigail's, EVOO and Za, the food trucks on Carlton, The Squeaky Beaker, and coming soon, a brick and mortar version of Clover.

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          bear RE: Lefty721 Jul 6, 2013 06:43 AM

          The sandwiches at Emma's are good for lunch.

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            teezeetoo RE: Lefty721 Jul 6, 2013 08:47 AM

            Westbridge and Catalyst serve lunch during the week. Both very good.

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              Lefty721 RE: Lefty721 Jul 6, 2013 09:55 AM

              Thanks for all the input and options so far! Always helpful

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                mvi RE: Lefty721 Jul 7, 2013 07:12 AM

                If you cut down through the walkway that connects the Kendall Square area to Sixth Street, right on the other side of Binney Street is The Discovery Cafe. It's just about a block away from the Cambridge Police Station. I've only been once, but had a really positive experience with the Kendall Square sandwich. They have a large assortment of salads, sandwiches, etc. Good prices, too.

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                  jgg13 RE: mvi Jul 7, 2013 08:18 AM

                  If you go on a Friday check out the roast pork special. While not quite as good it's the successor to the famed Cafe Latino pernil

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                    jgg13 RE: jgg13 Aug 6, 2013 10:03 AM

                    So today I went there and they had the "lasagna" that they used to have at cafe latino. Not sure how regular of a special it is though - I've been bringing my lunch for the last few months so haven't been hitting this place up.

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                  addiez RE: Lefty721 Jul 8, 2013 11:57 AM

                  Hungry Mother is doing their Friday takeout pulled pork again - I work too far away, but have been dying to try it.

                  Tatte is also good!

                  I agree with Bon Me, Area 4, and Fuji.

                  1. kobuta RE: Lefty721 Jul 10, 2013 04:55 PM

                    Does The Blue Room still do their summer time weekday lunch grill? It's been a few years since I don't work in that area anymore, but it used to offer a pretty good plate of food for under 10 bucks.

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                      jgg13 RE: kobuta Jul 11, 2013 06:51 AM

                      Yes. The quality dropped a year or two ago but it's still a pretty good deal considering the locatin

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