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Cafenation

Coffee Shop, Bakery, and Café$$$$
Brighton, Brighton
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  • Sergey A.
    "Try the western - make it with crepe it's delicious!!"(14 Tips)
    Sara K.
    "Try the iced chai....it is one of the best I have had"(3 Tips)
    BU Today
    "hummer” breakfast sandwich"(2 Tips)
    Bethany F.
    "Get there early and enjoy the everything bagel breakfast sandwich."(3 Tips)
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  • Jori G.
    Jori GreavesApril 24, 2013
    The GREATEST cafe in Boston. I beg my boyfriend to take us here for lunch/brunch/any reason whenever I am in town. Can not get enough of this place! Epic coffees, even better food (Wild Alaskan ftw!)
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJuly 12, 2012
    Try a MEM loose-leaf tea served in a cast iron teapot, paired with the “hummerbreakfast sandwich, hummus, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, lettuce, and red onion, a healthy breakfast all for under $10. Read more
  • Gentlemen Hall
    Gentlemen HallSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    No guff, everything here is good. And you can customize your orders. And they have awesome local art up on the walls, they rotate the artist once every month or so. Our most ftequented spot in boston
  • Yvonne T.
    Yvonne TntJune 11, 2013
    Complimentary wifi. The music isn't too loud. Big tables in the back to do work w/ outlets for charging. And David the barista is a pal! Love the spot.
  • CityRover M.
    CityRover MediaJanuary 5, 2011
    Their crepe menu, meant to keep the hard-at-work patrons from starving, features both savory and sweet varieties, including the California BBQ Chicken and Chocolate with Fresh Strawberries. Read more
  • A S.
    A SFebruary 6
    The rooibos latte is one of the best lattes I've had. The spiced apple/brie crepe leaves much to be desired - so overly spiced that it was bitter.
  • Belinda L.
    Belinda LeeAugust 26, 2013
    Walked in one day to kill time waiting for someone, was surprised how amazing the coffee and atmosphere is, would definitely be back!
  • Miguel
    MiguelMay 9, 2016
    My second favorite iced green tea is served here. It's delicious. I believe it's the same as what's served at Darwin's Ltd.
  • jessica b.
    jessica baconSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    holy moly these crepes are so good. also great friendly service and when it's not too busy it's a great place to hang out for a bit.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MandellDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are in a rush call your order in ahead 15 minutes before you plan on being there! Saves me on the mornings I'm rushed to get to work but need a delicious bagel sandwich.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 29, 2014
    A great café. Affordable and with a terrific staff. They also serve up some pretty damn good crêpes
  • Craig S.
    Craig SilvaJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best little coffee shop in the Brighton/Allston area. Huge food menu including lots of vegan options! Try the vegan French toast! Yum
  • Rachael
    RachaelApril 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there early if you want the bagels from Bagel Rising, they go really quickly, especially the delicious jalapeno ones!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BattagliaApril 5, 2011
    The Toscano espresso is some of the best I've ever had. I had it in a latte,but I'm sure getting a cafe macchiato is even better.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CarvalhoNovember 10, 2011
    Everything is so yummy, I can't really name one specific item. Crepes taste like I want some more and the coffee is amazing.
  • Kaitlin M.
    Kaitlin MaudJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Theyre one of the only places to grab breakfast with vegan friends. Options include soy drinks, tofu spread, & vegan french toast.
  • Adam J.
    Adam JonesAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    They have a great staff and cold brew iced coffee. It's my go to Café in Brighton Center.
  • Joe H.
    Joe HartSeptember 12, 2014
    They are very dog friendly, nice seating inside with large front windows that are open in the summer.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SidmanAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The western omelet crepe and large iced chai are the perfect way to start your morning (or cure your hangover).
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleFebruary 24, 2014
    Crowded, but if you get something to eat take a table quick - they bring you your food, and there is no time limit on sitting at the tables after your meal is finished.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MDecember 4, 2011
    Don't try to pay for your stuff over the phone, and have your friend pick it up - these jerks won't do it. God forbid they provide good customer service. I'd get fired for that.
  • Clair W.
    Clair WyantJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Chill by the window during an awesome day outside with your computer if you need to get things done. Free Wi-fi & power plugs near by.
  • C B.
    C BaileyOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Egg and cheese on everything bagel w/spicy aioli. Good sandwiches and breakfast
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosJune 10, 2012
    Good coffee AND good food. Nice staff and a chill place to sit and read.
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LucianoJuly 9, 2012
    The Spanish Sunrise omelet is bomb! Not too filling. Just perfect.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FultonOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A Brighton favorite for certain. These guys know how to do a cappuccino right!
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 19, 2014
    Power outlets with large tables in the back. Free Wi-Fi, password not required. Read more
  • Frank
    FrankDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best mate latte in the history of all mate lattes every created in the world!!! No! The universe...
  • Sam Z.
    Sam ZhaiSeptember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    AC doesn't work well. can be loud sometimes. great crepes and coffee.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny StenchMay 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Hummus and Avocado sandwich is dee-lish on the herb and garlic bread. I absolutely love the people that work there!
  • Ra
    RaMay 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Sun-dried tomato cream cheese (on a wheat or everything bagel) is delightful. Eat it!
  • Johanna C.
    Johanna ChanSeptember 30, 2014
    Banana Nutella crepe and chai latte
  • Ryland B.
    Ryland BakerFebruary 20, 2015
    The omelets are the perfect pick me up after a night of overindulgence!
  • Devin E.
    Devin EtterahcAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite coffee in Allston / Brighton. I get an iced Americano almost every day.
  • John Q.
    John QuatraleJune 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Has a monthly art exhibit with original art. Some really good artists
  • Devin E.
    Devin EtterahcOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The pumpkin spice latte is awesome!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WaiOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place! Their b-fast sandwiches are great. Try the hazelnut mocha latte!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AnthonyNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The light roast with pumpkin spice is bomb
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan M.December 5, 2010
    The coffee is always good, the food is pretty good, but if they're slammed quality goes down hill. Organizationally the place is a nightmare to get in and out of.
  • Winnie T.
    Winnie TanJune 7, 2012
    Their coffee is great and crepes are delicious.
  • Nitish M.
    Nitish MehtaSeptember 29, 2013
    They leave extension cords near the tables far from outlets--nice touch.
  • Jenni W.
    Jenni WylieApril 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best iced soy chai around. Also, try their veggie chili!
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah ThibodeauAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the iced chai. Amazing breakfast sandwiches too.
  • Bethany F.
    Bethany FiocchiJune 13, 2010
    Get there early and enjoy the everything bagel breakfast sandwich. Best bagel EVER :)
  • Colin B.
    Colin B.October 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Their coffee is great. Their baked goods, not so much.
  • Sergey A.
    Sergey AFebruary 12, 2011
    Try the western - make it with crepe it's delicious!!
  • aaron c.
    aaron chioMarch 27, 2011
    Listen closely beyond the noise... You may hear Thelonious Monk playing 'round about midnight... If you do, consider it a special day
  • Andrea
    AndreaJune 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get their crepes and awesome fruit smoothies. Perfect for summertime! Read more
  • Sara K.
    Sara KennedyApril 17, 2011
    Try the iced chai....it is one of the best I have had
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin McLeodAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    My loyalty to a place so unnecessarily slow is embarrassing. Give yourself extra time even if it's not busy.
  • Mackeddy F.
    The big picnic tables in the back.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RidgleySeptember 14, 2012
    Free wifi + great coffee = happy girl
  • Craig S.
    Craig SilvaNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Skip the sugar and get soy to make your coffee little to no calories!
  • Lillybeth
    LillybethDecember 8, 2012
    Delicious crepes and coffee.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KlineJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Hummer, its healthy, delicious, and the best bang for your buck.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GerhardtAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best iced coffee in Brighton.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmAugust 18, 2010
    Savory crepes and WiFi - what more can you ask for from a cafe?
  • Jill C.
    Jill ClareyJuly 11, 2010
    Gotta get the OJ in the fridge. Its simply delicious.
  • Gentlemen Hall
    Gentlemen HallNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you come here RIGHT NOW we will give you a massage!
  • Craig S.
    Craig SilvaNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the dark roast it trumps the light all damn day YUM!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MontañoJuly 25, 2015
    Iced brewed coffee👏❤️
  • Mat d.
    Mat dos SantosSeptember 20, 2009
    Get the tofu & mango chutney sandwich. Best vegan sandwich around.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MesserJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee ever
  • Steven
    StevenMay 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sometime the WiFi doesn't work by the window. Just pull your computer back a bit toward you. :)
  • Gentlemen Hall
    Gentlemen HallApril 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Brad's ho palace
  • Nikos M.
    Nikos MaridakisMay 22, 2011
    Cafenation, more like hipsternation amirite?
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MeyerJanuary 7, 2010
    Nutella and strawberry crepes!!!!
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly MonizMarch 29, 2010
    Pretty chill on weekday mornings
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanMarch 26, 2015
    Honestly, my omelette was rather mediocre and overpriced.
  • Mat d.
    Mat dos SantosSeptember 20, 2009
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