I took advantage of a late-starting work day to stop in for a light breakfast at the newly opened Cutty's in Brookline Village. It's a simple, pretty space - very nice and bright, even on a gloomy morning like today. It feels a little bare, though, especially when there's nobody in there - a couple of small pictures on the walls wouldn't necessarily ruin the plain aesthetic. White walls above natural wood wainscoting, with square rustic-wood tables. The menu is handwritten, posted on sheets of butcher paper hung on one wall, with an additional list of takeout items on a green chalkboard. The guy at the counter was very pleasant.
Breakfast offerings are minimal - chocolate and almond croissants and pecan sticky buns, all from Iggy's, plus a house-made crumbcake, yogurt with honey and house-made granola, hard-boiled eggs, and bananas. Coffee is George Howell Select. I had an almond croissant (wow! I haven't tried an Iggy's croissant before, and it was terrific, though rather small. Still, the price is good - $1.65.) Since the croissant was small, I also tried the crumb cake. They're done up in muffin cups, kind of like breakfast-y cupcakes. The crumb topping was generous and tasty, though the cake was a little bit on the dry side.
It looks like the main focus of the menu, though, is the lunchtime sandwich offerings, and I was sorry that it was too early for me to get one for my lunch later on. The special combinations look terrific. I was especially intrigued by the ham with house-made pimento cheese spread and house-made pickles on a baguette. (Breads are also from Iggy's.) I'll have to figure out how to get over there to try a lunch some time soon!
284 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445