Good coffee so far seems a bit hard to find in Boston. It’s easy to find coffee, but there doesn’t (yet) seem to be the kind of coffee culture that you see in Portland or Seattle here.
So a friend who knows food suggested we meet for a quick coffee here. Good news: Kookoo does very nice coffee. It was probably the first time in Boston that I’ve seen a multi-group semiautomatic espresso machine, which was a great sign to start with. The decor is very comfortable; warm colors, wooden tables, the kind of place you and a friend could get caught up in, never feeling the urge to leave or be rushed out the door.
I had a latte, which was very good. If you want to really know about a place’s coffee, don’t have a latte; have a ristretto if they can make one, or just a shot of their espresso. I’ve had a million lattes, and they’re either one of two things: good or bad. Kookoo’s latte was good, and on this basis, I’d definitely come back to have an espresso any time.
Apparently the food here (lots of baked goods for sale) is good too, which I’ll have to try when I go back.
Kookoo isn’t at all off the beaten track or hard to get to – it’s in Brookline village, just across from the T stop. Definitely take some time out of your day, drop in, have a coffee drink, linger a bit, and be happy you’ve found a coffee oasis in a bit of a desert.
7 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: (617) 730-5525