Rifrullo Cafe, Brookline Village

And this whole time, I thought living near gated mansions on hills was a cool thing... but, I found something that totally trumped that! Rifrullo Cafe open its doors just a few blocks from my new place - lucky me!

Rifrullo is an intimate European-influenced cafe with a breathtaking atmosphere and distinctive menu. As soon as I walked in, I was in complete bewilderment of how beautiful and cohesive everything was. The details, oh the details are so lovely! The bookshelf made out of an injured couch. The fresh vegetables and fruits in baskets posing on the mantle. The flowers and greenery hiding behind pastries. You need to see for yourself to understand why I was in such awe. I felt like I was in Europe. Sigh :) (the interior designer, Allison Johnson, did an impeccable job!) 

I ordered curried squash and mushroom shiitake. I am such a sucker for curry (definitely the brown thing LOL) and this was DELICIOUS. I also took some duck confit home alongside a huge loaf of bread made from scratch and gifted to me by the owner herself, Colleen Suhanosky. I can't wait to try everything on their menu - I am sure it won't take too long to do that! ;)

I am so excited to live within walking distance from Rifrullo. I think this little gem is going to serve many purposes - get your espresso in the morning, do work on  your laptop on a Sunday afternoon, and a romantic date on a Friday night! I highly  recommend Rifrullo. It's so perfect!

PS. The 2nd best part about Rifrullo is that they play all the music that I love so much - Hotel Costes, Stephane Pompougnac, Gotan Project - the best of the best! 

Theme Song: Queremos Paz by Gotan Project


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