About a month ago, before moving back to Brookline, I noticed a cute-looking café that struck me as a new fixture to the hustle and bustle of Washington Square while driving by - Café Fixe. After a friend gave a great review of their coffee, I was quite excited to see for myself what they had to offer.
Walking in to the café the atmosphere is very modern and ikea-like. There are a number of high tables for two, a table for four, some seats along the front window, and then a couple of stools at the bar. The equipment all looked quite shiny and new. Unlike the quick-paced and sometimes careless drink preparation found at coffee chains, each drink is made with care - that being said this place may not be the place for a super quick coffee on-the-go.
The menu is simple and to the point - french press, pour-over, latés, cappuccinos, etc. A number of teas are also available - I recommend a hot chai - it's full of delicious spice! Most drinks are available iced as well. The coffee is truly delicious - very smooth but certainly packing a punch.
As to other tasty treats, Café Fixe has a number of offerings from muffins to Macaroons. I particularly enjoy the crispy tortas de aceite imported from Spain - they have a delicious anise-flavor and have the perfect amount of caramelized sugar on top.
Prices are very reasonable for the quality of product, and cash is preferred if possible. All in all, if you find yourself in Brookline or are a resident looking for a chill atmosphere to enjoy a book or get some work done, definitely give this place a try!