Hearty. Healthy. Delicious.

Enlightened Home-Style Cooking in the Heart of Brookline Village.

About Us

Our vision is simple:

Great food, friends, and community.

When we opened our doors for the first time in 2013, we dreamed that Rifrullo would become a place for great food, friends, and community; and we continue to build on that vision every day.

Led by Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky - Brookline resident, mother of three, and celebrated chef - Rifrullo offers a fresh take on the traditional café experience. We focus on bringing top-notch flavor and creativity to familiar American cuisine, with a bit of worldly inspiration. All of our breads and baked goods are made by hand in our kitchen, and our ingredients are locally-sourced.

Our goal is to make you feel at-home here, whether you're visiting from Newton or New Brunswick - and we promise to do whatever we can to make that happen.


Recent Press

Edible Boston - Carrot Macaroni and Cheese (12/8/2015)

BU Today - Lunch, Anyone? (9/17/2015)

The Boston Globe An Enchanting Brookline Cafe Does Everything Right (4/28/2015)



147 Cypress Street
Brookline, MA  02445


M-F 8a–8p
Sa 8a–6p
Su 10a–4p


(617) 505-6727


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Special Requests

(Please submit all requests via the form below)


Private Events

We are happy to help orchestrate the perfect event, at our place or yours - including private parties, cooking lessons, and demonstrations. Each experience is tailored to your vision, leveraging our expertise to bring that vision to life.

Community Outreach

More than anything, we want to continue to impact the community in a productive and positive way. If you would like to partner with Rifrullo for any community cause, please do not hesitate to reach out!


Want a batch of baked goods to take home with you, or a delicious dish to bring to a pot-luck? We'll work to complete any special request for you, at a price that makes sense - just drop us a line!