The Neighbourhood: Get to Know Brighton & Some of Allston

Brighton is most often known as the student ghetto, but as we’ve discovered over the past several  years, there is so much more to Brighton than cheap beer and rent.

Let’s start with Breakfast

For breakfast in Brighton you can pop into the Swissbäkers and grab a fresh, soft pretzel or sugary raised donut known as a Berliner.  They have WiFi and a little playground-like area outside so you can even try to get a little work done while you’re there.

Crispy French toast loaded with fall apples. This was my favourite dish of the season at The Breakfast Club.
Crispy French toast loaded with fall apples. This was my favourite dish of the season at The Breakfast Club.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club has a huge menu that you have to read even if you already know what you want because you always get the same thing for breakfast.  There are fall specials as well just in case you want some gorgeous caramelized apples over crunchy French toast.

Books

Behind the library is a wonderful set of lions.  In the summer they spray mist, but they are fun to visit year-round.
Behind the library is a wonderful set of lions. In the summer they spray mist, but they are fun to visit year-round.

So apparently this is actually an Allston branch, but it’s close enough we have to include it.  We love the Honan-Allston branch of the library.  They children’s section is spacious and well stocked.  The librarians are really helpful and knowledgeable as well.

Skating

Brighton is home to The Skating Club of Boston, home to some of the best skaters from competition skaters, to future hockey players, and synchronized skaters.  The Skating Club of Boston is great for beginning skaters who hope to one day, dance across the ice.  The learn to skate programs have built in practice times as well.  It is a huge rink with a very professional skate shop on site. It is the perfect spot to get your child’s feet fitted for skates new or used or to get a pair of skates sharpened.

The November Project

On Wednesdays The November Project meets at the Harvard Stadium in Brighton to run the seats/steps.  What is the November Project you ask?  A really fantastic, free, movement getting people to move all year long.  The November Project asks you to “Just show up”.  Show up every Wednesday to run those steps.  No excuses.  This is just one of the three weekly workouts.

 

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