Finally 70 degree weather ! Today, I decided to walk over to Cambridge and try another hole in the wall for Sunday brunch. Cafe Luna located on Mass Ave about a 5 minute walk from Central Station on the red line, is a small hospitable cafe with outside seating. They offer a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. along with their regular and specials menu. Upon entering the busy cafe, a host greeted us giving us an estimated wait time of about 2 hours for inside seating and a wait time of about 15 minutes for outside seating. Although the weather was beautiful, it was way too windy to have brunch outside therefore, we decided to try our luck and wait for something inside. Within 10 minutes, the host returned stating that our table inside was ready (clearly we struck our luck). Being a host myself, it reiterated why it’s useful for restaurants not quote a wait time because you just never know. Nonetheless, some people aren’t as comfortable with uncertainty as others.
After being sat at the table, the server came over in about 5 minutes to take our drink orders then gave us gave us ample time to decide on what we were getting. Mata and Michaela decided to get the biscuits, the Nutella stuffed french toast with strawberries and the home fries. While, I decided to get the Nutella stuffed waffles with bananas and a side of the jalapeño mac and cheese. Cafe Luna is famous for their corned beef hash, french toast, jalapeño mac and cheese and biscuits hence why we decided to try a variety of the renowned dishes.
The biscuits at Cafe Luna came with a honey butter side which gave that sweetness to the savory biscuits. The biscuits themselves were a bit crumbly but it still retained a lot of the flavor and moisture making it delectable.
After about 5 minutes the main dishes came out therefore we didn’t end up waiting a very long time for food despite how busy the cafe was.
The Nutella Waffles was a very tasty dish for anyone who has a sweet tooth. The center of the two waffles were filled with Nutella topped with fresh bananas, whipped cream and chocolate syrup. The waffle itself was very crispy which was a bit of a downfall for me partly because I enjoy my waffles softer. Nonetheless, it was very filling. In fulfilling my savory craving, the jalapeño mac and cheese was ideal. It was topped with focaccia bread crumbs and a good amount of cheddar cheese. The jalapeño was not too overpowering which made the dish all the better. It by far was my favorite dish next to the biscuits.
Brunch was good today. Happy Sunday!