It’s tucked away outside of Porter Square,
this cafe full of charm and short on seats.
I passed a sunny Sunday hour there,
as regulars stopped in to buy their treats.
The cashier knew each customer by name.
One pair had moved away three years ago,
but seemingly, their faces stayed the same:
they, too, were known when he bid them hello.
I reveled in a crisp toasted baguette,
which lovingly encased two scrambled eggs,
and ham and cheese and onions. Better yet,
a rich latte I savored to the dregs.
A scrumptious breakfast under seven bucks?
Discovering this place was splendid luck!
356 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA
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