I had the distinct pleasure in September of sampling a feast of fresh new items arriving to Cafe Landwer’s fall menu, prepared by chefs flown in from Israel to cook for us during a whirlwind trip. With two locations on Beacon Street (one by St. Mary’s Street in Brookline, and the other by major transportation center in Cleveland Circle) Cafe Landwer has a great space decorated in a “modern vintage” style. Be sure to visit Cafe Landwer for homey, flavorful food, quick coffees on the go, or a spot to sit and work or contemplate.
Evening sunlight filtered through plentiful windows into a dining room filled with warm wood furnishings, vintage accents, country chic table settings, and bright colored seating. In a comfortable setting, I sampled colorful salads, fragrant main dishes, refreshing smoothies, a shake I dream about, appetizers that I’d eat as a meal any day, tasty desserts, and of course, a good cup of coffee that gave Cafe Landwer its name many years ago in Israel – the home of Cafe Landwer‘s 70+ locations.
Cafe Landwer’s Menu Highlights
Since my first visit, I’ve popped in to try a few more items and even enjoyed a tranquil morning. I’ve visited both locations, and in the evening, afternoon, and morning and had a great experience each time.
I had never had a green shakshouka before, so that was great to try a vegetarian one that is different. I personally rate the moroccan shakshouka highly – the meat was flavored very well and the tomato flavor balance was great.
This one was one of my top picks for brunch/breakfast. Great flavor, texture, and they know how to poach an egg right.
Brunch-ready, and perfect! The tomatoes were fresh, and serving their version of avocado toast on pita is true to form.
Labneh is my favorite – it is a slightly tart yogurt. Great with pita! Speaking of, their pita is as close as I have gotten in Boston to GOOD pita.
Potatoes – oh they were delicious. Crispy, soft – perfect blend.
I would come back to enjoy this chicken salad!
This one was a hit amongst our crowd.
Can be served sweetened or unsweetened. I preferred unsweetened for a more tea-like flavor, but sweetened tasted like a fun punch, or like drinking gummy bears.
Refreshing, and such a tasty smoothy!
I dream about this shake…it was delicious, and reminded me of the Petit L’Ecolier French cookies I used to get at the European market when I was a kid.
$5 Coffee & Croissant
Their $5 coffee + croissant made one Sunday morning on the patio in Cleveland Circle particularly enjoyable.
If you’re at Cleveland Circle on your way to the train, you can grab and go! Tip: All the pastries they have out (not just a plain croissant) apply, and espresso drinks count too.
I also recommend…
The fresh pasta and sauce were delicious.
The chicken schnitzel was even better the second day as left overs.
Many thanks to our hosts, managerAdelina Keshishian, and Mike Tobins, operation manager, for a great evening sharing Cafe Landwer hospitality with us!
Until next time, eat well!