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NOVEMBER COMPASS: Places You Could Hang


What is Brookline Lunch anyways? Well, as I always like to say: It’s not in Brookline, and it’s not just lunch. Nestled down the street from the new shiny Clover and across from the Middle East mural in Central Sq, Brookline Lunch is a longstanding Cambridge gem that is not to be overlooked. Founded in 1937, It has been a popular breakfast/lunch spot for decades, and has been run by the Abu-Rubieh family for the last twenty-nine years. This tiny one-room restaurant is a genuine family-run “hole in the wall” that deserves your undying love and support.

The menu makes love unavoidable. Their prices are made for the working and broke students among us. Tell me where else you can find sub-$10 eggs benedict anywhere in this city? Not only do they specialize in American breakfast food, they are known to serve up a mean curry or falafel sandwich true to their native land of Jordan.

The more times you come, the more you are treated like family. Tip well, and you will be showered with Middle Eastern warmth, friendship and baklava. These folks are even nice enough to open their doors to us for HASSLE FEST 10, allowing us to host an quiet/ambient show in there on Friday, November 9th!! This speaks to their willingness to accommodate community and act as a resource for friends and new family.


—Emma Leavitt

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