Strolling through Downtown Boston on a warm Autumn day, I found myself instantly falling in love with the historic charm of the area. The tree lined streets paved with cobblestone, the stunning brownstones and idyllic architecture, I find this to be a perfect place to enjoy an afternoon popping into village shops and unique restaurants along the way.
First Stop: Tatte Bakery and Cafe
Everything about this bakery/cafe is simply charming. The pastries and cakes that line the counter tops and the enticing, savory menu options will make your afternoon a delight and ideal for a delicious lunch on Charles Street. Enjoy a small beautiful space with an open kitchen, or the option of outdoor seating on the patio.
What to get: I ordered the short rib grilled cheese sandwich $8.50 It was super flavorful and was comforting without feeling heavy.
Location: Tatte Bakery & Cafe 70 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114
Hidden Gem: Brattle Book Shop
I was pleasantly surprised and quiet dazzled, when I found this hidden gem. Founded in 1825, this is a true gold mine of the most unique books that I have ever stumbled upon. Price ranged from $1 books to $100,000 collectible edition books. You can get lost in here for hours and you will find something unique to walk out with.
Location: Brattle Book Shop 9 West Street Boston, MA 02111
Can’t Leave without stopping at: Black Bird Doughnuts
Blackbird is all about serving a variety of original flavored artisanal doughnuts made with quality ingredients. Don’t leave town without stopping here! Your tastebuds will thank you.
What to get: The flavors are always changing, but currently these were the flavors I enjoyed, -Salted Toffee -Pumpkin Cream Cheese -FunFetti -The BlackBird (their signature flavor) -Chocolate Sprinkle
Location: Black Bird Doughnuts 492 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116