The 1369 Coffee House, pictured here, is a Central Square favorite for MIT folk.
Central Square’s many shops, clubs and restaurants are a crossroads for geeky MIT students, bicycle couriers and assorted hipsters. The ’hood is also home to Harmonix, the video game company behind Rock Band. A favorite hangout is 1369 Coffee House
, renowned for caffeinated fuel like its fresh-brewed house chai. Another café, Toscanini’s
, is justly lauded for its globally flavored ice cream—think Grape Nut from Jamaica, Kulfee (flavored with almonds and cardamom) from India—and a scrumptious weekend brunch. Live music mavens flock to The Middle East Restaurant & Night Club
, an eclectic and often-packed venue with bands on four stages. If you’re turned on by technology, check out the MIT Museum
, which highlights the institute’s recent innovations in holograms, cancer research, robotics and more. A new exhibit, Félix Candela: Builder, Engineer, Structural Artist
, runs through September.
This article has been adapted from the original, which was published by MSP Communications.