Great first date location to get a coffee and act hipsterish/sceney even if you don’t live in the Back Bay. If you:
1. Ardently love MxPx or Paul Simon
2. Have a Vespa
4. Would kill someone if they suggested that PC was better or
3. Voted for Nader
This is your place. Good food, acceptable service, book selection leaves something to be desired, but you can’t really do much with 3,500 square feet compared to some of the big box stores.
In closing, try the lemony french toast. You’ll want the recipe.