Brunch at Pomodoro in Brookline Village

Ever eat breakfast, lunch, or brunch at a new restaurant and the only thought that goes through your mind is “I must come back here for dinner”? That’s what happened to me during yesterday’s brunch at Pomodoro in Brookline Village. I’ve been wanting to go for a while and thought a Sunday brunch and some sweet jazz tunes playing while I dined would be the best way to wind down from the weekend. And although one of my very favorite restaurants is located in Brookline Village (Sichuan Garden), I never seem to dine in this area nearly as much as I should considering there are lots of little hidden gems scattered about and it’s in my neck of the woods.



As we entered Pomodoro, around 11ish, to our surprise, the place was empty. Adorable, cozy, and warm, but completely empty. I feel like Bostonians love their brunch so to see a restaurant not jam-packed and without a line or wait on a Sunday morning was a shocker. The waiter told us to grab a seat wherever we were comfortable so we decided on a corner table by the windows.


Once we got settled, our waiter brought over delicious bread with top-notch oil and olives. I mean, delicious. I normally try not to indulge in a ton of bread when I eat out because it fills me up so quickly, but on this day, I didn’t care. It’s almost winter, I’m about to go into hibernation, and it was… fascinating. Could.not.stop.eating.


Also fascinating, you ask? A carafe of orange and mint infused water, of course. I plan on making this all the time at home. Insanely refreshing, especially with brunch. I think we easily drank through 1.5 carafes 🙂


The menu was outrageous and everything sounded perfect. My roommate and I had a difficult time deciding on what we wanted so we each ordered something different and just split the two. Because sharing is caring, you know. 😉


I ordered the sirloin hash topped with poached eggs, sauteed spinach, and gorgonzola fonduta. The flavors were bold yet simple. The ingredients were fresh and perfectly prepared. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning eating this dish… always a new surprise to be discovered! It clearly doesn’t take much to excite me!



My roommate ordered the scrambled eggs, with thick cut bacon, sausages, oven-dried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and toast.



This was a glorified breakfast at it’s best. Especially when a jazzy pianist took his seat and started serenading us patrons… all 6 of us 🙂 The prices were fair considering the portions were the most generous and the quality of ingredients was stunning. The service was a bit slow considering there were only a handful of us there but the food spoke louder and for me, that wins. Also know, Pomodoro only accepts cash (and they direct you to the ATM across the street if you hand them a credit card) which can be a bit frustrating if you’re not prepared, but again… when the food wins, I go back 🙂 And dinner at Pomodoro awaits.

24 Harvard Street
Brookline Village

The rest of my Sunday was spent getting a massage at Healthworks Chestnut Hill (if you’re looking for a good massage therapist, Christine H. at HW is aaaaaahmazing) and hanging out at my parent’s house watching the Cetlics, some football, eating dinner, and laughing 🙂 I felt like an only child… until my brother and sister both called the house. 😉 The perfect day if you ask me.

What’s your favorite way to wind down from the weekend and spend your Sunday?


21 Responses to "Brunch at Pomodoro in Brookline Village"

  1. Joanne says:

    Why didn’t I know about this place while I lived in Boston?? I feel kid of cheated now…

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Sharing IS caring. Damn straight. Those eggs look fluffy and heavenly and I love the water carafe, if only for the appearance

  3. Erica says:

    <3 brunch. Unique touches totally make restaurants- the infused water is a fabulous idea. Both of your dishes look perfect. If you go back for dinner, you must post about it!

  4. rebeccaj says:

    seriously, one of the best brunch spots, ever. and never super crowded! (well, until everyone reads this!) 🙂

  5. That sirloin hash looks awesome. I also love the Sichuan Garden! Never been to Pomodoro but after your review, I want to go there as soon as I can!

  6. Monique says:

    what. are. you. doing. to. me?
    that looks incredible!
    I love brunch. My good friend and I had a great casual brunch from the most unique diner i have ever visited over the weekend. I actually enjoy baking over the weekend to help me unwind. then i bring my goodies to work so everyone can have a sweet start to their work week… they have come to hate and love me at the same time

  7. Meesh says:

    I would not have expected this place to have brunch – and an AWESOME brunch at that! definitely added to my list.

  8. Would love to try Pomodoro! Looks special and unique. I’m at HW Chestnut hill member! Didn’t realize you worked there 🙂

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I used to live up the street from Pomodoro; that place was my jam for cozy, romantic dinners. I never thought to check it out for brunch! Now that it’s so dang cold out, I’m loving spending my Sundays in, baking, cooking and reading. Um, and online shopping.

  10. Daisy says:

    There is a pomodoro in the north end. I’m thinking same ownership? (I’ve never been to either) but must try it out! brunch looks insanely good.

  11. Kelly says:

    How did I not know they serve brunch? Next weekend it is!

  12. Emily @ The Happy Home says:

    holy yummy! that looks so cute. i would have eaten all that bread AND wanted some pancakes!

  13. I love the water! This looks like such a relaxing way to spend a day.

  14. Hehe, I spy you in the doorway. I’m so rarely in Brookline Village but they do have a few great spots. Stoli… I think almost across the street from Pomodoro… is where we had our rehearsal dinner. It’s the best Russian restaurant in the area – kind of fancy but still homey. And there is house-infused vodka of course. Oh good times 😉
    Maybe one day I’ll try Pomodoro. It sounds delicious. Also, I really need more brunch in my life. So many meals/resturants… so little time.

  15. I’m rarely in Brookline Village but this place looks lovely!

  16. Jenny says:

    I live around the corner from this place (and went to Sichuan the other night), and I really must second this review- AMAZING!

  17. Shannon says:

    ooh, i’ve never been there, but it’s not too far away so i’ll have to keep it in mind 🙂

  18. Katie says:

    mmm yummy, we need to go to brunch again very soon! and next time you feel like going back to pomodoro, let me know!

  19. Sounds like a fluke that it didn’t have a line! The food sounds great – and a nice, subtle change from the standard brunch fair.

  20. I live near there and have never been. Sounds like I need to go for brunch!

  21. Marisol Perry says:

    holy yummy! that looks so cute. i would have eaten all that bread AND wanted some pancakes!

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