For some reason I got nostalgic for Boston today; maybe it’s because it’s the fall and I love Boston in the fall. Walking through the Public Gardens, Boston Common and Newbury Street when its crisp and chilly outside is something I miss very much. Considering that it was 80 degrees in Oklahoma City yesterday it’s hard to remember that it is the fall, and that people in Boston are at this very moment huddling together in the city’s many café’s to warm up.

One place I miss going to when it’s cold and grey and miserable out is KooKoo café in Brookline Village, which was my sanctuary for about three solid months a few years back. It was the fall, and it seemed to be raining every single day and I used to come here to study for the GMAT in preparation for Business School. They would make me my café au lait (or two or three of them over the course of a few hours) and I would munch on their healthy pastries or sometimes get a sandwich or bagel.  If I recall this place was actually very vegetarian friendly, and the curried tofu chicken salad was excellent.

The place is tiny, there isn’t much sunlight, and the nearest bathroom is in the yoga studio next door, but I love it. Whenever I’m back in Boston I make it a point to head over to Brookline Village and spend an hour reading at KooKoo, even if it is just for nostalgia purposes, and I freely admit that the coffee isn’t all that special. Then again if I wanted special I would go to Fixe and get a spectacular espresso (or French press or Clever Dripper) but Fixe is cold, sparse, modern, and trendy, all things KooKoo Café is not. I can’t remember if I ever got an espresso when I was at KooKoo, but I think that this place is the antithesis of an espresso counter designed for people on the go.

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<br>It sounds like a cozy place - those are nice too.

I think that the atmosphere of a coffee shop is almost as important as the quality of the coffee. An atmosphere where you can sit back and relax while sipping that perfect cup is how it should be. That is why I like to drink coffee I make at home.

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For some reason I got nostalgic for Boston today; maybe it’s because it’s the fall and I love Boston in the fall. Walking through the Public Gardens, Boston Common and Newbury Street when its crisp and chilly outside is something I miss very much. Considering that it was 80 degrees in Oklahoma City yesterday it’s hard to remember that it is the fall, and that people in Boston are at this very moment huddling together in the city’s many café’s to warm up.

One place I miss going to when it’s cold and grey and miserable out is KooKoo café in Brookline Village, which was my sanctuary for about three solid months a few years back. It was the fall, and it seemed to be raining every single day and I used to come here to study for the GMAT in preparation for Business School. They would make me my café au lait (or two or three of them over the course of a few hours) and I would munch on their healthy pastries or sometimes get a sandwich or bagel.  If I recall this place was actually very vegetarian friendly, and the curried tofu chicken salad was excellent.

The place is tiny, there isn’t much sunlight, and the nearest bathroom is in the yoga studio next door, but I love it. Whenever I’m back in Boston I make it a point to head over to Brookline Village and spend an hour reading at KooKoo, even if it is just for nostalgia purposes, and I freely admit that the coffee isn’t all that special. Then again if I wanted special I would go to Fixe and get a spectacular espresso (or French press or Clever Dripper) but Fixe is cold, sparse, modern, and trendy, all things KooKoo Café is not. I can’t remember if I ever got an espresso when I was at KooKoo, but I think that this place is the antithesis of an espresso counter designed for people on the go.

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coffee shop atmostphere

December 19, 2011 | by sontondaman

I think that the atmosphere of a coffee shop is almost as important as the quality of the coffee. An atmosphere where you can sit back and relax while sipping that perfect cup is how it should be. That is why I like to drink coffee I make at home.

KooKoo for curried tofu

October 25, 2011 | by jbviau

Not. ;) I kid. Hey, I'm going to make a point of trying Cafe Fixe in a few weeks.

+1 to intrepid

October 25, 2011 | by wakeknot

I'd like to hear more about the coffee at the good shops.

Cozy

October 25, 2011 | by EricBNC


It sounds like a cozy place - those are nice too.

More about the coffee

October 25, 2011 | by intrepid510

More about the coffee please!

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