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“A lovely place (but...)”
Review of 3 Little Figs

3 Little Figs
Ranked #21 of 311 Restaurants in Somerville
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

A warm, welcoming family-owned place. My only issue: My espresso drinks are always lukewarm! There's a lot of VERY precise measuring of everything here (measuring cups, thermostats). It's the America's Test Kitchen approach to food preparation; I watched someone making a pitcher of lemonade as though it were a science experiment. Maybe the thermostats on the coffee machine need to be inspected by the Bureau of Weights and Measures? I repeat that it is a lovely place and deserves its high reviews and I have nothing against the scientific method. I just like my coffee really hot (as that is one of the joys in life, as Peter Falk so beautifully expressed it in "Wings of Desire" [To those who say, these days, that coffee must be drunk lukewarm for its full flavor to come out, I say: You are misplacing your connoisseurship, and really need to discover the joys of wine. Let coffee be hot. Please).

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Mediterranean inspired food like thick greek yogurt and honey or an egg sandwich with feta and arugula. The lavender biscuits are AMAZING. It's family owned (and operated) with a welcoming environment and excellent food and coffee.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Adorable little place that serves some yummy foods. I specially love their yogurt and cappuccinos. The spinach pies are also very good. Not a lot of seating though.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This newish cafe and bakery has replaced Cafe Lola, which while similar, was pretty mediocre. With an updated look and style, this new place welcomes you with a cozy and welcoming experience. This place is family run and they are very friendly. And they bake some amazing things, from avocado muffins to donut muffins, honey cake and various other goodies. There's even a very creative lavender biscuit which I have yet to try but have been eyeballing on my past few visits. Luckily this place is a fifth of a mile away from my place so I'm sure I'll get around to it soon.

Aside from the baked goods they have various sandwiches like their Lil Figgy ($4.50) which features almond butter, banana and honey on 7 grain bread. It's a pretty darn tasty combination. There's also the delicious egg and feta sandwich which features a few leaves of arugula as well and which is served on a brioche. Get it, it's incredible. There's a few more of them and there's also scones, cupcakes, baklava and toast. It's all made in-house, it's all delicious and best of all, it's all affordable and served with a smile.

The decor itself is blue themed, reflecting the family's Greek heritage? Possibly, I'm not sure but it's definitely warm, inviting and pretty adorable. The lamps made from old mixer heads is definitely a cool touch although the place isn't all that big and seating can be hard to get. Especially on the weekends when the place is pretty much packed all day.

As far as their coffe goes, their organic blend is terrific. Some of the best I've had and it's pretty smooth as well and doesn't have much bitterness to it. I've had their macchiato, their mocha, their cappuccino and it all came out great. Their barista knows his stuff and does some neat designs on the milk foam as well.

I'm trying very hard to find negative things to say about this place but there really isn't anything that I can think of. Maybe the fact that there's only street parking? Meh, I can walk there so it's no issue for me. Their $5 minimum to pay by card is also pretty awesome. Honestly, this place rocks and it looks like they are here to stay, which is pretty terrific.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012
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