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Cafe Luna

Cafe Luna

Café and Sandwich Place$$$$
Cambridge
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  • Tom W.
    "Awesome staff, best brunch, and endless coffee from Blue Bottle!"(4 Tips)
    Joyce C.
    "The Caruso is the best sandwich."(3 Tips)
    Elica Y.
    "The lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh fruits were amazing."(4 Tips)
    Anu S.
    "... try their fresh berry stuffed French toast with strawberry mascarpone and sweet cream..."(3 Tips)
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  • tereeses
    tereesesApril 11, 2015
    Best brunch spot in Boston. Definitely New York-worthy if you're looking for brunch places similar to NYC. Their French toast, lattes, and kitchen sampler are amazing. #brunch #breakfast #coffeeart
  • BU Today
    BU TodayNovember 24, 2014
    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
  • Gretchen B.
    Gretchen BostromMarch 19, 2014
    Amazing brunch! Get a reservation! Lines out the door. Worth the wait. The menu is large & everything is good. Get the biscuits w/ butter & honey to start. Excellent coffee. Friendly & helpful staff.
  • A S.
    A SNovember 20, 2015
    Everything is fabulous. The jalapeno Mac and cheese topped with veggies and the pumpkin spiced waffle (seasonal) were out of the world. Special mention to the great service! Also, make a reservation!
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimOctober 11, 2014
    Waffle perfection. If you want to do brunch right, you need to try this place! Usually a long wait for brunch, but totally worth it - trust me!!
  • Phoebe O.
    Phoebe OSeptember 3, 2013
    The service is the best. My first time here and the owner and staff were so friendly, helpful, and welcoming. One waitress recommended the sweet potato sandwich with bacon and it is phenomenal!
  • Emily
    EmilyJanuary 20, 2014
    Favourite brunch place. Make reservations because there's always a wait! And I always get the "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" because I love meat on my waffles. Great coffee too!
  • Pei-Ann L.
    Pei-Ann LinJune 10, 2012
    I come here for the open faced country breakfast sausage sandwich and a half order of blueberry lemon french toast food coma. Oh and Matt is the most pleasant person you'll ever meet in New England.
  • Bárbara
    BárbaraSeptember 16, 2016
    Breakfast! Pancakes, omelettes, French toasts, avocado toasts - all fantastic! The place is usually packed too, especially on the weekend.
  • Yasemin
    YaseminAugust 6, 2014
    Weekday brunch is amazing! Everything on the menu is delicious, there're also vegan and vegetarian options. The staff is also really nice and accommodating, highly recommended!
  • Stanton C.
    Stanton CadyJuly 26, 2015
    The lemon ricotta pancakes were good (and recommended by the staff), but they don't quite match the ones you can get at Plow in SF (I know, maybe an unfair comparison, but it's true!)
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BersinSeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get over to Cafe Luna for brunch on Sat/Sun, starting at 10AM. Best brunch you'll ever have, served by the best staff. Oh, and the owner Matt is one of the friendliest people you'll ever meet!
  • Kate L.
    Kate L.January 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch in Cambridge--great food, extensive menu, quick and friendly service. Make a reservation by email to avoid the long wait!
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimOctober 11, 2014
    Seriously one of the best brunches I have ever had in Boston. Definitely worth the 1+ hour wait!!!!
  • Grace D.
    Grace DingledineJuly 7, 2013
    The lemon ricotta pancakes are incredible. The lobster Benedict is also good. Note that you can make reservations--even for brunch!
  • Jazmin L.
    Jazmin LuiJuly 5, 2015
    Lobster Benedict and lemon ricotta pancakes with mascarpone and berries were to die for
  • Alicia
    AliciaAugust 14, 2014
    One of the few restaurants I've seen serve Blue Bottle! They even have New Orleans Iced Coffee but will only serve with whole milk
  • Avin N.
    Avin NarasimhanNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    wonderful brunch on the weekends but be prepared to wait. a long time. even in the dead of winter, people will be huddling outside waiting 30 mins for a table.
  • Eddie H.
    Eddie HongSeptember 1, 2011
    Tuscan chicken salad has the perfect combination of greens, bread, and chicken. Dressing is light and tasty. Good amount of food even for a guy.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonNovember 9, 2015
    Espresso is better than brewed coffee. All the food is amazing. Kitchen sink sampler is a good way to get a bit of everything
  • amlom ..
    amlom .April 11, 2010
    it's all great here! actually discovered this place after a looong bike ride, and everything was amazing. their pizza, panini, sandwich... everything! and the people that work here seemed the happiest
  • Elica Y.
    Elica YoneyamaApril 26, 2014
    The lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh fruits were amazing. The pancakes were light and fluffy. To die for.
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WashburnMarch 9, 2014
    One of the best brunches I've had in Cambridge. Gets quite busy on weekends -- res recommended.
  • Laura N.
    Laura NapolitanoJanuary 6, 2013
    Best brunch I've had in a long time. Service went above and beyond and the hot chocolate was phenomenal.
  • Saja A.
    Saja AlHusseinMay 13, 2016
    Weekend brunch is super delicious, weekdays not as good with the limited/ modified menu..!
  • Salman M.
    Salman MutebMay 14, 2014
    Hands down the perfect breakfast spot! The staff is great.. You can't go wrong eating here
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱February 6, 2016
    Delicious steak & lobster mac and cheese! Their latte is great too.
  • Katy M.
    Katy MaJanuary 17, 2016
    Can't go wrong with any of the omelettes here, and the mulled wine is delicious!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 5, 2014
    Amazing brunch spot! Great service and their chai lattes are superb
  • J.M. W.
    J.M. WaskoMarch 10, 2015
    Don't hesitate to order a mimosa. You get a lot to drink in one glass for the price!
  • Bana S.
    Bana SidheApril 20, 2012
    Order a bowl of their Shrimp Corn Chowder. A cup will leave you wanting more. Delicious!
  • Katrina D.
    Katrina DattoloJune 10, 2012
    The wait is ridiculous for brunch. No brunch is worth waiting an hour and a half when you're hungry. Then, prepare to wait again for your waiter to even talk to you. Oh but you can draw on the table.
  • David G.
    David GonzalezFebruary 20, 2013
    Call ahead and make reservations. Showing up with a reservation is a guaranteed wait.
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.August 17, 2014
    Get there early for weekend brunch or you'll wait at least 45 min.
  • Rita C.
    Rita ChestertonJune 25, 2011
    Best corn beef cash benedict ever! You must try. Lobster bemedict is awesome too.
  • Jimmy M.
    Jimmy McRibbMay 30, 2013
    Fresh fruit bowl actually contains real fresh fruit. Especially the pineapple!
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangOctober 9, 2014
    Awesome staff, best brunch, and endless coffee from Blue Bottle!
  • Huma
    HumaSeptember 12, 2012
    The brunch is amazing! Try the eggs benedict with lobster.
  • Susan H.
    Susan HwangFebruary 16, 2014
    Lobster Eggs Benedict...was simply AMAZING!!!
  • David W.
    David WangAugust 1, 2015
    Joe's sliders were GREAT! Nice portions and deliciousness
  • Raymond P.
    Delicious brunch and reasonably priced! Friendly staff!
  • Steve T.
    Steve TheoMay 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    NOLA blend iced coffee (cold brew) is the best thing ever!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Sunday brunch option. Protip: get brunch to go and use one of the many tables in the park out front.
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikNovember 16, 2015
    Nutella stuffed French toast. Can't put a filter on perfection.
  • Tee B.
    Tee BcOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Quintessential Monte Cristo, super friendly staff, best brunch in Boston!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KasemirOctober 11, 2016
    Long waits but worth it if you want one of the best brunches in cambridge
  • Jennifer
    JenniferSeptember 16, 2015
    Great weekday breakfast options served till 2:30!
  • Anu S.
    Anu SharmaNovember 8, 2013
    Don't forget to try their fresh berry stuffed French toast with strawberry mascarpone and sweet cream :)
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NMay 8, 2013
    Try the salmon avocado omelette, it's so delicious
  • Maddie S.
    Maddie SimensOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Over the top amazing customer service. These folks are pros who always leave me smiling.
  • Dianna C.
    Dianna CoxJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fall harvest salad is very refreshing at any time of the year!
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MoranoMarch 17, 2013
    Undecided? The brunch specials are a good place to start.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MartinFebruary 3, 2014
    Their breakfast sandwiches & lattes are delicious.
  • Jules G.
    Jules GanslMay 27, 2013
    Get a shandy made from peroni and lemonade - amazing!
  • Caroline
    CarolineMay 26, 2015
    Lobster eggs Benedict = a good time
  • Bridget O.
    Bridget O'BrienNovember 3, 2011
    Favorite part of my breakfast? Their toast. Sweet wheat bread with jam. Yum!
  • Jessie S.
    Jessie ShiNovember 2, 2016
    They do take reservations for weekend brunch.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KanyeJanuary 14, 2013
    They have Blue Bottle coffee. Cold brew & espresso!
  • Amy I.
    Amy IgnatukJuly 8, 2016
    Lemon poppyseed muffin halved and grilled with butter
  • Chris R.
    Chris RhodesSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pumpkin chai is pure heaven as is the turkey apple and brie sandwich
  • General K.
    General KafkaSeptember 17, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite place in Central Sq. Espresso is great - lots of yummy stuff. Great option for a lunch too ! And jazz nights...
  • Steve T.
    Steve TheoJune 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    NOLA blend cold brew. Like delicious rocket fuel!!!
  • Arjun A.
    Arjun AgarwalaDecember 23, 2012
    Fantastic food. Unfortunate that the water cups smell like stale fish.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeBihanMarch 19, 2011
    Order the Caruso panini. It is to die for!
  • Luis F.
    Luis FernandesDecember 3, 2011
    Try asking for seats at the counter! Otherwise the wait takes forever.
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardOctober 2, 2011
    Fall special: apple stuffed French toast. Great! I wanted more marscapone.
  • Jean M.
    Jean McCarthyJuly 4, 2011
    Get Kennen as your waiter, informative and charming... best service ever.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelJuly 21, 2016
    The breakfast sandwich is legit. Add bacon and avocado.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WebanckSeptember 27, 2012
    Sweet potato sandwich is incredible!
  • Sibylle B.
    Nice soy latte!
  • Carolina C.
    Carolina CoelloAugust 18, 2013
    Service is absolutely amazing, and coffee is great. The food is average though, not impressed at all.
  • Jack M.
    Jack McDermottAugust 1, 2013
    Kim is awesome--ask for the fresh milk from the Berkshires
  • Rafael G.
    Rafael GonzaqueApril 28, 2013
    DIY payment and bill splitting with Leaf on an tablet! Awesome!
  • Shane S.
    Iced chai is stellar. Say YES to the breakfast paninis too.
  • carolyn a.
    carolyn aSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best croissants and coffee in central square
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonJuly 3, 2016
    Salads are off the charts!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LillyMarch 11, 2016
    Lattes are still an art form here
  • Joanna Z.
    Joanna ZhouApril 7, 2012
    The lattes here are tops
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱February 8, 2016
    Call ahead to make reservations!
  • Elle W.
    Elle WagnerSeptember 14, 2013
    Lobster. Mac & cheese. America at its finest.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the S'mac And Cheese - Bomb
  • Joyce C.
    Joyce ChenNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Caruso is the best sandwich. Hands down
  • Jesse
    JesseApril 2, 2010
    Best espresso in town! Live music on occasion, too.
  • Marissa W.
    Marissa WindowAugust 15, 2011
    pumpkin spice chai latte year round = heaven on earth.
  • Olga Z.
    Olga ZhukovaAugust 19, 2012
    Amazing weekend brunch!
  • Tammy
    TammyMarch 10, 2010
    Order the Davio salad with tuna instead of salami. Barely any need for dressing!
  • Max
    MaxAugust 5, 2015
    Don't show up for brunch without a reservation.
  • Yuan G.
    Yuan GuoOctober 11, 2011
    Pumpkin spice latte is the real deal.
  • Erica T.
    Erica TruncaleJanuary 27, 2012
    Get the Caruso. Thank me later.
  • Karina
    KarinaJuly 2, 2015
    Pancakes are only on weekends 😩
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MunozFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Weekend brunch is PHENOMENAL
  • Sean N.
    Sean NickleyMay 27, 2015
    Amazing French toast
  • Ha-Neul S.
    Ha-Neul SeoFebruary 2, 2014
    Lemon and ricotta pancakes :)
  • Greg M.
    Greg MarraAugust 8, 2014
    Awesome brunch.
  • Yun D.
    Yun DingSeptember 9, 2013
    They serve Blue Bottle.
  • marie c.
    marie connellyApril 10, 2010
    Make a reservation if you want to get brunch on the weekends!
  • Nick M.
    Nick MudryJuly 7, 2015
    Best sandwiches in town.
  • Ingo I.
    Ingo IvicJuly 20, 2014
    Just wicked delicious!
  • Itay M.
    Itay MalingerJune 21, 2015
    Berry stuffed waffle
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah VorhausMay 20, 2012
    Amazing brunch!!
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