Best of Boston

2006 Best Cafe, North

Stone Soup Caf

It’s barely noon and hungry lunchers slurping down soups already fill this bright and homey Ipswich café. Whether it’s curried butternut squash, spicy black bean, or ripe tomato that strikes your fancy, every one is made from farm-fresh ingredients—and it shows. If you’re particularly hungry, pair your bowl with a veggie-stuffed wrap or seared scallops over pasta, or just go with a second helping of that creamy lobster bisque.

Zero Central St., Ipswich, 978-356-4222,