Chestnut Hill’s Cafette Pairs a Low-Key Vibe with Comfort Food

No flash here, just a reliable go-to when you’re looking for flawless fare.

It all started 20 years ago with the fiendishly good fried chicken. On Friday nights, Cafette featured this salty, crispy-skinned specialty. But it wasn’t long before the classic vegetable lasagna and cheesy, grits-filled poblano peppers garnered their own followings, making this low-key eatery nestled in a residential block of Chestnut Hill an all-around charmer. In warmer months, the garden patio is a prime spot.

8136 Ardleigh St., Chestnut Hill; (215) 242-4220,

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