IMG_2423First a question. Where have you been all my life? No need to respond, I know the answer to my question. It wasn’t your fault. Our disconnect was my fault, and mine alone. I walked by you for years without ever realizing what I was missing, well no more. You and I will have a long relationship together. Of course, I’m talking about my recent love affair with Café Rustica.

This unassuming café in Somerville has been a dream come true for me. I went once out of curiosity and I’ve been coming back two or three times a week for the past several weeks. One reason is the guys behind the counter. They are friendly, and treat you like family. You may come in a stranger, but you will leave feeling like your family was just extended.

The coffee is simply some of the best in the area. They have a wonderful assortment of breakfast sandwiches on the menu, along with daily soups, sandwiches and salads, all made behind the counter and made when you order it. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is perfect for getting in a few hours of writing, or reading your favorite book. And best of all, they don’t mind. On my last visit I ordered a large iced tea (amazing by the way) and after forty-five minutes I got up to order a salad and they were thrilled that I wasn’t getting it to go.

Honestly, I could go on and on about this place. I love it here, and will became a permanent fixture. I have finally found my café to write, and write I will. Thank you guys for making me feel so welcome.

Online at: Cafe Rustica
Take Reservations: No

Food Rating: 5.0 paw
Service Rating: 5.0 paw

Rating 5 Paw

Overall Rating: 5.0 paws

With love from my dog bowl to yours…Happy eating.
Shata