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!