Best of Boston

BEST Cafe, sidewalk

1985 BEST Cafe, Sidewalk

Harvard Bookstore Café


Literature, decent food, and the most chic street in town. read more»

1983 BEST Cafe, Sidewalk

Mills Falls Restaurant


Beautiful bucolic setting, fine food. read more»

1982 BEST Cafe, Sidewalk

Ben’s Café, Maison Robert


One of the city’s earliest rehab projects (Maison Robert used to be Boston’s City Hall), its location is elegant, its food French. read more»

1981 BEST Cafe, Sidewalk

Ben’s Café, Maison Robert


Old City Hall never had it so good. Not only is the setting a bit of peace amid the downtown hubub, but the Café itself is an escape from the stuffy, formal service of the rest of the establishment. read more»

1979 BEST Cafe, Sidewalk

The Flower Garden Café


Another Ben and Jane Thompson production. Good soups, various coffee drinks, and a continental breakfast in Design Research—like setting from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Great service puts it over the top. read more»