Fuel American (Brighton)

kid-friendly restaurant review

Spork Rating: 3


The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Allston/Brighton
  • Price: Cheap eats: everything under $10
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am-8pm; Sat and Sun: 8am-8pm
  • Reservations: No
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, Toddlers, Kids

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kid-friendly coffeehouse BrightonA spacious and healthy kid-friendly, American coffeehouse that serves wholesome food and drinks made from scratch, on premises! The whole place, artwork, photos and even the espresso machine have a a retro feel, inspired by the old school gas stations of years gone by.

family-friendly restaurant tip Bonus – Fuel America has its own, free parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.

family-friendly restaurant tip Traveling out of Boston’s Logan Airport in the near future? Look for a Fuel America location in Terminal B.


Relatively kid-friendly coffeehouse, but missing some key items, including high chairs (though there is one booster seat). However, they make up for it with ample seating in a spacious area, where it is easy to sit down with the family, including bringing a stroller table side.

Main Menu:

kid-friendly coffeehouse and cafe Brighton

Photo credit: Fuel America

The menu at Fuel America is healthy and delicious. The menu includes fresh salads, inventive toasts and delectable sandwiches served hot or cold. An extensive beverage menu includes espresso drinks available any time of day along with homemade smoothies. “Modern drinks” entail pure lemonades that include agave nectar, cucumber, ginger and other fun ingredients. An enticing bakery display showcases a variety of baked goods to accommodate differing food restrictions. Favorites include:

  • Cucumber ginger lemonade
  • Turkey fig and cheddar sandwich
  • West coast sandwich
  • Brownie with cream cheese topping

Kid’s Menu:

kid-friendly coffeehouse Brighton

Photo credit: Fuel America

There is no printed kid’s menu, but the sandwiches and modern takes on lemonades offer plenty of special options for kids. They also have quick grabs of muffins and granola bars all day. Cool treat – Fuel sells individual chocolate almond milk boxes and regular milk straight from the local farm!

Nearby Attractions

  • Chestnut Hill Reservoir walk
  • Boston College
  • Cleveland Circle


  • Easy access/entrance for strollers
  • Booster seat (limited)
  • T accessible
  • Parking

Getting There:

  • Free parking in adjacent lot
  • Relatively plentiful on street parking
  • Accessible by the MTBA via multiple bus lines, and is a short walk from the Green Line’s B trains