The authentic taste of the Old City of Jerusalem is brought to life at Andala Coffee House. This is truly an ideal spot to curl up with a mug of hot coffee and a good book. Read more.
Asmara was Boston's first Ethiopian restaurant. For a unique experience, try the zihla: cubes of raw tenderloin beef tips lightly fermented in pepper paste and served with spiced butter. Read more.
An artist's haven, this store offers a vast selection of art supplies, some that are sold nowhere else in the USA. A custom framing station is in the back. Read more.
Come for cheap beer, and stay for Monday’s open-mic, Tuesday’s bluegrass jams, and Wednesday’s poetry slams. Read more.
The menu is small but it changes constantly. Mediterranean fare from Spain to the south of France is delicious, if you don't mind spending a bit of cash (entrees range from $21-$27) Read more.
Established in 2008, Central Square Theater is a collaboration between two nonprofits: Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railroad Theatre. Read more.
A Central Square institution since 1948, Cheapo Records carries over 100,000 titles. A well-versed staff can help you find whatever you're looking for, if you don't mind spending $10-$15 per record. Read more.
The artist-run, volunteer-based center for dance has six studios and offers classes in Irish step, African, ballet, hip hop, flamenco, and tap. Read more.
They live up to their name: there are four types of burgers (beef, turkey, salmon, and black bean). Crispy waffle fries are a tasty side dish. Read more.
Eastern Trading Co. has a comprehensive collection of vintage outfits for both men and women, as well as accessories, jewelry, and costumes. Read more.
Green Street is known for its sophisticated pub grub. We recommend the spicy clam stew or the braised pork shoulder. Also try a cocktail from their extensive, creative list. Read more.
Member-owned and board-run, the Co-op Market is a long time supporter of sustainable agriculture, fair trade, and family farms. Their produce selection is huge, and local/organic when possible. Read more.
With four separate venues, live music and tasty Middle Eastern food are always on tap. Read more.
Ben Affleck says it's the best falafel ever, so it must be true! It's also open late (til 3 a.m. Thurs-Sun) unlike so many Boston eateries. Read more.
The first floor has a vast book collection, and the basement hosts game tournaments. A gamers haven and a Central Square landmark. Read more.
This place is a vegetarian's dream. Half the menu is meatless, and all the menu is delicious. A tranquil environment and a friendly staff combine to make Rangzen Tibet a top-notch eatery. Read more.
This tiny Irish pub is a Cambridge gem. Common bar food (try the fries with garlic aioli) is served but so are less traditional options like vegan sushi and Thai chicken skewers. They're all winners Read more.
A Central Square fixture since 1981, Toscani's offers an ever-changing menu of innovative ice cream flavors that are sure to leave you wanting more. Read more.
Offers crisis intervention and counseling for women of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Read more.
Serving Central Square far before Starbucks opened down the street! Delicious coffees from around the world, homemade muffins and cookies, soups, salads, and sandwiches Read more.
The soup, the hummus, the pretzel rolls, the baked goods - everything is homemade at Mariposa. Plus, the coffee and tea are fair trade and organic - double win! Read more.
Known for its Pan-Asian tapas, Moksa lets diners experience a range of flavors & types of cuisine in one setting. They also boast a nationally recognized "top 100 wine list" and offer takeout. Read more.
Veggie Galaxy has the feel of a classic diner minus well... the meat. Instead you'll find baked mac and cheese, mushroom chickpea burgers, and a club sandwich made with grilled tempeh bacon & tofu. Read more.
This British inspired gastropub offers high quality beer and food sourced from local farms and gardens. Spicy lamb gnocchi and grilled octopus are served in a relaxed, earthy atmosphere. Read more.
This nightclub hosts up-and-coming local and out-of-town music acts in a cozy space. TT’s has live music most nights and no cover charge plus a poolroom and bar featuring a number of local microbrews. Read more.
Craigie on Main has a seasonal menu which changes daily as nearly everything on the menu is organically grown and locally produced. An open kitchen allows customers to see their food being prepared. Read more.
Patty Chen's offers a selection of both savory & sweet dumplings (nutella/banana, or sweet red bean pan fried). Their daily specials are inspired by global cuisines—there’s even a Mexican dumpling! Read more.
This geek-chic bar’s claim to fame rests in its periodic table chalkboard menu that hangs on the wall behind the bar. The place draws a mixed crowd of computer wonks, scientists, and artists. Read more.
Café Luna’s 4 page weekend brunch menu is packed with so many mouthwatering options that it’s almost impossible to decide what to order. Best of all, weekend brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m Read more.