Berkeley Cafe

59 Berkeley St, Boston
(857) 264-3154

Recent Reviews

Jo Wheatley

We had a lovely breakfast at the most loveliest Cafe. The owner (I assume) was so friendly and personable. I had the best banana & strawberry smoothie and smoked salmon toast. Highly recommended

TaketBaby

PERFECT MORNING RUSH !!! I’ve been enjoying Berkeley perk since they opened probably 25 years ago.... FRESHLY MADE , Delicious choices with each visit ! ! True neighborhood favorite , menu items provide something for everyone ... very well priced ! Thank You Berkley Perk ! Providing ALWAYS a pleasant beginning of each day !!

Georges Achi

good super good?????My first time and I will go again✨

Matt S.

Fresh food and friendly faces for breakfast lunch (closed Sundays). Can't beat the prices. Nice place to sit and eat too

withtheblues

We were all quite surprised how this place can have the rating it does... it was 3 of us going for afternoon coffee, chosen because of the high rating, and we all thought the fixtures were tattered, the place could use a good clean-up, and the service was surly, no smile at all and quite abrupt.

Danger Wizard

Super cozy, great food/coffee, chill music play list and the folks there are very friendly and kind. My secret hideaway during the work week. 6/5, would gladly sip mochas and read a book there again.

Ed A

I'm writing as a frequent local patron who's been coming to the Berkeley Perk Cafe for some years and bringing visitors from out-of-town. Not a Starbucks. Definitely not a Dunkin’. No wifi. The Berkeley Perks Café is a cozy neighborhood snack bar offering omelettes for breakfast, sandwiches and bowls for lunch and after, and “coffee and” or tea for whenever you come by. Berkeley Perks is small, with an ambience that allows you to relax while you enjoy your meal. The décor is traditional wainscotting for the walls with paintings and photos by local artists above, booths for eating with others and/or for spreading out some papers, “hi-top” stools for eating by yourself or with a friend, easy chairs for enjoying your coffee with the newspapers, and café tables by the window to watch the passers-by pass by. Berkeley Street is one of the main streets between the South End and the Back Bay. Berkeley Perks is two doors down from the Staypineapple Hotel and almost across the street from the stylishly designed Revolution Hotel; it’s a couple of blocks from the Loews Boston, in the old repurposed Boston Police Headquarters. In addition to standard sandwiches available on a variety of breads or wraps, Berkeley Perks offers a changing selection of imaginative sandwiches and bowls like the Mexican Street Bowl. (“Imaginative” does NOT mean “weird,” but rather combinations you might not have tried before, such as grilled chicken breast with avocado.) Most of the patrons are regulars, so we have a choice of “same old, same old” or something we haven’t tried before. Jimmy (usually) at the counter will chat a bit while making your coffee which comes from a regional New England roaster; beverages include bottles of New England “tonics” (soft drinks) like black cherry, sarsaparilla, crème soda. Prices are modest. Normal hours are 7-4:30 Monday-Saturday, and credit cards are accepted. The dining area is accessible, but the entry to the rest room is too narrow for wheelchair access. As a historical note, although today reminders remain only in the facades of buildings, in the 19th century the Berkeley Street area was one of the hearts of theosophical, religious, and spiritualist activity in New England.

jameshB3272JE

Berkeley Perk Breakfast Bowls and Burritos awesome so fresh sausage burrito and savory bowl with fresh baby spinach base perfect our macchiato perfect friendly service and affordable prices considering the neighborhood

Allan Knowles

Super cozy, great food/coffee, chill music play list and the folks there are very friendly and kind. My secret hideaway during the work week. 6/5, would gladly sip mochas and read a book there again.

R M.

Mean staff but great food honestly would only go there if needed to have the food. Which was good. Close to downtown didn't try the coffee though

George W.

Kind & accommodating staff, lovely food presentation & a perfect cup of coffee in a warm, inviting atmosphere. All at a reasonable price! This place is great!

Irumandsaakeb

We were staying over the road and wanted something quick and easy for breakfast. At the Berkeley Cafe we were not disappointed! Bagels were yum and the coffee, just fabulous. We enjoyed our first visit so much we returned the following day. Good job to those running the show!

Kim F.

This is the perfect example of a simple, small town cafe. No frills but exactly what you need. The breakfast sandwiches my boyfriend and I both got were delicious. They also have yummy baked goods. The booths and tables are a little run-down, but in charming way that reminds you of home. Various locals sat inside reading the paper, working on laptops, or stopping in quickly and calling the owner at the counter by name. There is a huge window at the front that lets you cozily look out at the loud Boston street outside.

Kate F.

This is the perfect example of a simple, small town cafe. No frills but exactly what you need. The breakfast sandwiches my boyfriend and I both got were delicious. They also have yummy baked goods. The booths and tables are a little run-down, but in charming way that reminds you of home. Various locals sat inside reading the paper, working on laptops, or stopping in quickly and calling the owner at the counter by name. There is a huge window at the front that lets you cozily look out at the loud Boston street outside.

Fahim R.

This place is amazing. The setting is nice, the food and coffee are great, and I had to do a double take when I saw the prices. There is no cafe in Boston I've seen with prices anywhere near this low. I'm guessing the owner must have bought the place decades ago. I just hope he or she doesn't sell it anytime soon.

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