Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Somerville’s best little slice of Europe is hidden fairly well; unless you live in the neighborhood, you’ve probably never noticed it. Tucked next to a laundromat where Oxford St. meets Beacon St., Café Rustica is a cozy spot for breakfast, lunch, or some quality time with a good book and a hot cappuccino. Even more hidden? Its tree-shaded patio out back, reminiscent of the surprise courtyards nestled within packed stretches of buildings in places like Brooklyn and Quebec City.
Long church benches, exposed brick, mini cafe tables, and chalkboard menus make up the quaint ambiance. The space is tiny but never feels uncomfortable, probably because everyone inside is in such a great mood.
Read the rest of my article over on CBS Boston.