The Boston University campus, and the surrounding neighborhoods of Brookline and Allston, are home to a variety of delicious eateries. Limoo Tea Bar – one of my personal favorites – provides a unique blend of shawarma, kebabs, and of course, bubble tea. They also have a prolific drink menu, including popular “boozy” teas and a respectable beer and wine list. Earlier this year, Limoo started an experiment in serving weekend brunch, a project that tapered off over the summer but has picked up again this fall.
The brunch menu includes a choice few enticing options, including a lamb burger, beef and egg dumplings, and a breakfast pizza. During the restaurant’s promotional event this weekend, I enjoyed a free bubble tea (!) and a breakfast burger, and also had a chance to snap a few pictures of the establishment. Like all of the students I talked to, I’ll definitely be back soon.
Limoo is open until 1:00 a.m. every night, but usually doesn’t open until 3:00 p.m. For brunch they make an exception – the special menu starts at 11:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
BU students Cierra Middleton, Shivani Mohan, and Alondra Andio shared a breakfast pizza with a side of free bubble tea. “We really like boba, if you can’t tell,” Mohan said.
The restaurant offers a colorful array of herbal and fruit teas, all filled with the scrumptious tapioca balls known as “bubbles” or “boba.”
Supervisor Manesine Rattanasak says the new brunch has been successful so far. “We thought it wouldn’t do too well because so many other places do brunch,” she said. “It’s still in the testing phase, but it’s doing even better than we thought.”
The lamb burger is topped with egg, feta cheese, and tahini sauce. Thai milk tea on the side makes for a great combo.
Mushuang Wu and Ci Rem, also students at BU, thought their meal was Instagram-worthy. “We’ve wanted to come here for a long time,” Rem said. “Now I have time because it’s a long weekend!”
Even on a cloudy Saturday, the brunch drew a fair number of hungry patrons – mostly students. “The first two weeks it was packed, then it slowed down,” said server Mehran Mohavedi. “Now it’s picking up again.”
Mohavedi says he likes working the brunch shift over the evening shift at Limoo, partly due to the delicious food. His favorite is the breakfast sushi. “It’s like an inside out omelette,” he said.