Berkeley Perk Cafe

69 Berkeley St, Boston
(617) 426-7375

Recent Reviews

Paola K.

Came here at around 8:50am on a Sunday. Wasn't busy when I got there but I took too long to decide and a line quickly snaked out the door. They have breakfast biscuits which are served on biscuits, toast with topped with avocado or nut butters, as well as sandwiches. In addition they have a variety of baked goods. I got the southern breakfast biscuit, which had cheese egg bacon and roasted tomato. This was OK - the biscuit was crumbly and didn't really serve well to hold sandwich together, the tomato was not really roasted either it was just warm. It Wasn't bad it just wasn't anything special. I also had a chai latte, which was too sweet and too spicy for my preference. Tasted more like it came out of a flavored bottle than actual spiced/steeped tea. I also got a lemon blueberry scone. This was quite large but very dry, not really sweet, very faint if any lemon flavor and the blueberries tasted more like raisins. I would not recommend any of the things I ordered today again - perhaps other items on their menu are better. I must add that I had an altercation with another customer, and the restaurant gave me two sandwiches to make up for it. In that way the price was pretty good- I paid $18 in total for a medium tea, scone, and 2 sandwiches. The servers are very very nice, great customer service, but I would come here only to see / feel like you're hitting a popular spot in the city, but not necessarily for the food itself. Definitely better atmosphere than food. They have a nice outdoor seating area that is quite busy and it was a great way to start my Sunday. I would recommend though to get here early because it's got pretty busy after 9 o'clock

Kayla I.

This place was a gem on our Boston trip! We went there every day for breakfast. Fantastic food and cool local vibe while still being affordable. I can honestly say that I enjoyed Boston more because I didn't succumb to starting my day with a greasy pile of cheap breakfast. Minor note: the prices have gone up slightly since the yelp menu was posted. For example the Katie bowl is now $7.

Richard Callahan

Great local coffee place with really good food and friendly staff

Ryan McCormick

Wow, absolutely blown away by the delicious breakfast sandwiches! I wish this place was close to my house so I could start mornings with a great sandwich in such a nice cozy location!

Harvey Talwar

Jimmy is such a great host here, had the chicken avacado and bean burrito wrap and it was delicious.

Nastassja L.

Sooo delicious. I got the turkey pesto on sourdough and everything was fresh and flavorful and best of all, didn't hurt my wallet. Will come back to this cute place :) p.s Crumble cake was heavenly

Abeer Shinnawi

Delicious coffee, fresh food and warm environment. My new fave when I visit.

Ali B.

We stumbled across this cafe while in Boston to tour colleges for my son. It seemed cute and we were hungry and the menu seemed to offer something for everyone in our group, so we walked in, having no idea of the treasures that awaited us. I will spend most of my review telling you about just one thing: the drip coffee. And before I tell you about it, I want you to know that my husband and I once owned a coffee shop. I'm the kind of person who drinks coffee just about everywhere I go, always comparing the quality to the previous cup. The drip coffee at Perk was the best dang drip coffee I've ever had in my life. The flavor was so robust that my mother--who has never once wanted coffee without milk and sugar in her 80 years--drank hers black and asked for a second cup. But the flavor is just the beginning. This coffee made my brain feel 10 years younger and 27 IQ points smarter. The food is also wonderful, especially all of the bread products, which are bakery fresh. My mother grew up in the Bronx on NY bagels--and she remarked that her bagel reminded her of her childhood. The men who run the restaurant are also wonderful--happy souls that will make anyone's day a little bit brighter. No matter where you live--in Boston or on the other side of the world--this place is a must. Put it on your bucket list.

Bryce K.

Out of whip cream and plain bagels on Monday morning, but generally overall good service.

Worthless Human O.

Tried to eat here Monday after arriving from Indy because it was close to the Revolution Hotel. Yelp said open until 4:30 but it was (disappointingly) already closed a few minutes before 3. Sign on door changed to say 3. (Their hours are limited to M-F 7-3.) We tried again on Friday for breakfast. Small place. You order at the counter and they bring food to you. There are two small round 2-person tables by the front window, 2 armchairs with a round table in the front, two 4-person booths, two 2-person booths and three 2-person tall tables. I got a Berkeley Omelet with sourdough toast. It was good. Got some chocolate chip cookies. 3 for $4. Yum! Note that breakfast is served 7am-noon. Lunch items served from 11am to 3pm.

Noeline O.

Tried to eat here Monday after arriving from Indy because it was close to the Revolution Hotel. Yelp said open until 4:30 but it was (disappointingly) already closed a few minutes before 3. Sign on door changed to say 3. (Their hours are limited to M-F 7-3.) We tried again on Friday for breakfast. Small place. You order at the counter and they bring food to you. There are two small round 2-person tables by the front window, 2 armchairs with a round table in the front, two 4-person booths, two 2-person booths and three 2-person tall tables. I got a Berkeley Omelet with sourdough toast. It was good. Got some chocolate chip cookies. 3 for $4. Yum! Note that breakfast is served 7am-noon. Lunch items served from 11am to 3pm.

Mackenzie Kenyon

Great coffee and sandwiches

Jack Bouchard

A neighborhood gem. Friendly proprietors, welcoming yet unassuming vibe, delicious while also reasonably priced food and coffee. What's not to like? We initially stopped in out of convenience while spending a week in Boston, but ended up coming back for breakfast almost daily during our stay. We'll be back next time too.

Kieran Flannery

Good food great price brilliant service

cameron melo

Best coffee I've had, prices aren't bad either !

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