Browse through an eclectic collection of books, tapes, and magazines, then settle in with a snack. It's open until midnight daily, making it a favorite with students.
Browse an eccentric collection of books and magazines at this crowded, pleasant café, then have coffee or tea while you read. This is a nice spot for a light meal with a date, solo journal writing or reading, or surfing the Internet with free Wi-Fi. The windows facing Newbury Street (not to mention the patio) are great for people-watching. It's open daily from 8 am until midnight.
"Curl up" with something "delicious" from the Eclectic, affordable "diner-type menu" and an "amazing book" from the shelves of this "quirky", "nerdy" Back Bay hangout that's part independent bookstore, part "charming" cafe; at "high-traffic times", the "courteous" "art-student servers" can be "slow", so the "hipster" clientele suggests you just "read while you wait."
Fiercely independent bookstore and cafe has provided a second home to area artists and academics since 1984.:
The Back Bay's leading alternative bookstore doubles as a welcoming cafe, much to the delight of its loyal patrons, and is one of the few fixtures on Newbury that's still humming at midnight. For...