9.26.2010

Blogger Brunch at Lord Hobo

To me, the word brunch conjures up images of mini-muffins in cloth-napkin lined baskets, brightly lit rooms filled people sipping mimosas out of champagne flutes and maybe some light jazz playing softly.

Lord Hobo's brunch is nothing like that.

For starters, it's not bright.  No one is sipping mimosas from champagne flutes (they are served in margarita glasses here) and there is nobody is softly playing the piano in the background.  Instead it's louder and edgier music, which blends in so well with the whole scene, no one questions it.  The seats are wooden and everything is accentuated by metal fixtures and gothy Old English fonts, while exposed  light bulbs hang from the ceiling and artistically bright paintings decorate the walls.  Although this might not be your typical brunch setting, I wouldn't recommend dismissing this spot.  The brunch is fantastic, with hearty portions and very reasonably prices.



Earlier today, I joined a slew of other Boston food bloggers in what will hopefully be a monthly tradition of foodie brunch-time gathering.  Taking up a giant wooden table in the center of restaurant, we laughed heartily and ate plenty.  And though there might have been 12 of us, the impressive fact was that everyone's dish was cooked to perfection.  From eggs Benedict to pork belly hash, this spot offered plenty of options.  I opted for a classic breakfast of cheddar omelet, homefries, sausage, fruit, and rye toast (holy moley, right?).  The cheddar omelet was perfectly delightful.  Fluffy eggs hugging salty cheddar cheese that were accompanied by deliciously fat breakfast sausages, spicy chunks of home-fried potatoes and a fruit medley consisting of cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon.  Also present on the plate was 4 triangles of thinly sliced rye bread (And to think all of that came to $11!).  They also get big points with me for serving their waters in Mason jars (I don't know what it is about Mason jars, but they make me happy).


In sum, this is an ideal spot if you're out in Cambridge and looking for something just a little different than the normal brunch routine. I recommend the omelet, it was great!

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10 comments:

Jen said...

Great pics. Looks like a fun time. I also love drinking out of Mason jars.

www.acambridgestory.com said...

Lord Hobo is great. Crowded at night, but great. I live down the street and haven't yet been for brunch so I'm glad to hear it was a hit!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

looks like an interesting place. I agree that drinking out of mason jars is cool :)

Megan said...

So nice to see you at brunch.. too bad we were at opposite ends of the table and couldn't talk much. :( Glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Mine was good but the poached eggs were overdone. No one ever does them right though, so no big surprise there!

Daisy said...

such a great spot we discovered today! lovely pictures and description.

kate said...

I am so hungry and this had made my mouth water!!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Fabulous photos of the restaurant...it was great seeing you yesterday!

MichellePC said...

Agreed, Lorb Hobo's brunch was very reasonably priced, and delicious! The Bloody Marys weren't half bad, either. ;) Great seeing you yesterday!

Renee said...

So much fun!! Can't wait for the next session!

Jenious said...

I love mason jars too! I haven't been here yet for brunch, but was curious how it is since it used to be our fave spot to hang on Sundays when it was the B-Side.

p.s. - Thanks for the sweet comment on PTP. Much better now!

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