It was a little too warm for fall in Boston, so we decided to take our time and walk to Centre Street to eat brunch. We joined the queue outside Centre Street Cafe when we arrived. We probably waited for half an hour, but our coffees from J.P. Licks a few stores down kept us alert and patient. By the time we were seated, we were famished. We also had a wedding to go to in a couple of hours, so despite the appetizing menu, I was able to control myself from ordering a whole plate of bacon and eggs. We split two dishes: an arugula salad with goat cheese and walnuts, and the Amish breakfast which consisted of a poached egg, melted cheese, roasted butternut squash and potatoes. They touted some of their ingredients as organic, and I have to say that we had a satisfying first meal that didn’t weigh us down.
Is the wait worth it during busy brunch times? Perhaps. There were more people waiting behind us. But a girl who waits four hours for a table shouldn’t be dispensing any advice.
Centre Street Cafe is on Centre Street, #669A, in Jamaica Plain, Boston.