Hungry Mother & Tatte Fine Cookies & Cakes @ Kendall Square/MIT Cambridge, MA Boston

a friend of mine recently moved to kendall square area so we decided to explore the dinning scene around the area. i picked hungry mother for din din last sunday; was able to get a same day reservation on opentable.

parking wasnt too hard to find, but they do offer validated parking at kendall square cinema garage.


hungry mother consists of three dinning rooms. the room we dined in didnt have much decorations, but i did like the ambience: quiet, intimate.

hungry mother does change their menu a lot. they get the ingredients from farms in and around new english. everything is pretty much made in house.



crispy antebellum grits, beets, wild mushrooms, pickled ramps, sorrel & leek soubise


smoked beef tongue on toast, robinson swiss cheese, dijon, gremolata – bbq flavor, super tender beef tongue, very yum!


pickled florida gulf shrimp, avocado spread – delish



fried chicken




french gnocchi – flavorful, awesome texture, but a bit salty.




i basically loved/liked everything we ordered. everything was very flavorful and well executed; did live up to the hype! we were pretty full after dinner, but next time i ll def try their desserts! one year it was rated as ’10 best american restaurants in the america’. they offer $8 tickets to kendal square cinema if you dine at hungry mother. would be a great date night.

Category: Southern
233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave
Cambridge, MA 02142
Neighborhood: Kendall Square/MIT
(617) 499-0090


my friend bought me a tiramisu from Tatte Fine Cookies & Cakes. pretty good.


Categories: Bakeries, Cafes
318 3rd St
Mid-Cambridge, MA 02142
Neighborhoods: East Cambridge, Kendall Square/MIT
(617) 354-4200


ive been getting a lot questions about my camera and my secrets of taking photos in restaurant/low light settings. yes it is super hard to take good photos at low light settings. most of the time lighting is even nonexistent. this is when a dslr would really make a difference. a decent dslr + low aperture will allow you to take sharp photos at low light settings, but most importantly it’s the magic of photoshop!!!

below is a comparison of two photos, left one straight from the camera and right one after photoshopped. wow i know hehe 🙂

shot with canon 5d mark II with a 50mm 1.8f


i am no where close to professional and ive never taken any photography or photoshop classes, but feel free to ask me any questions about my pix. i’d be more than happy to answer with the very little knowledge i have.

dont forget to like my facebook page and follow me on twitter! thanks!

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50 thoughts on “Hungry Mother & Tatte Fine Cookies & Cakes @ Kendall Square/MIT Cambridge, MA Boston

  1. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the current trend of the rustic and casual restaurant that features fresh, gourmet ingredients and plating.

    1. my camera is huge so it gets a lot attention lol. sometimes, ppl would look at me weird or some would ask me why im taking those pix, but i havent had any really bad experiences yet. do whatever you want as long as its not against their photo policy. who cares about what other people think right?

      1. my sentiments exactly – who cares is right. but even with my phone camera muted & flash off I invariably get scowls, eyes rolling … thankfully it’s just from my family at our table, lol … the rest of the restaurant always seems cool (or oblivious, lol) with it. beautiful pics btw, great job.

  2. thanks a lot for liking my the way, the photograph of tiramisu on your article is looked sooo delicious and I love eating tiramisu..*fabulous pics !! I like it*

  3. don’t know if i will be able to chance this place but i will just go vicarious then.. love them photos, made me miss portrait photography more… sigh… happy eating!

  4. Your photos are fantastic, they really capture the mood of different restaurants, and are making me miss Cambridge/Boston!

  5. I love your pictures!! Even though I just finished dinner, I’m salivating looking at all of the yummy food you ate. I just found your blog and I can’t wait to read more! Thanks for checking out my blog, too!

  6. I grew up in Brookline and so wish that blogs like yours were round back then because I would go there immediately. I just started taking pictures of food and have no clue how to use photoshop. Your before and after image is awesome! Any good books or online tutorials you could recommend to do what you did in that photo? Thanks much! Gorgeous photos

  7. Wow I love your site! We also have a VA/New England connection, so I really appreciate yours. Your food photos are divine. Thank you for visiting my site so I could see yours! 🙂

  8. Looks delicious! I love Photoshop, although I know I’m not making use of all of the amazing things it can do. Thanks for stopping by Squirrel Circus and following — just did the same, here! 🙂

  9. Bunny,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and clicking the follow button. Your blog is fantastic. You definitely have an eye for patterns. You take wonderful food and restaurant pictures. So much so that I reposted your Boston post to my FB because one of my good friends is actually visiting Boston today (of all days). I’m sure she will enjoy your reviews. I certainly did.

    ps Sweet that you own a Leica : )

  10. all your photos are so great! and they make me SO HUNGRY!!!! p.s. – i’m jealous of your mark II camera!
    love, whit

  11. Thank you for stopping by my blog so I could discover yours! It’s beautiful and your posts of Boston eateries bring back fond memories of my 16 years spent living there.

  12. I have never been into food photography, but I must say, after watching your photos, you make me wonder why I haven’t! You are an excellent photographer.

  13. these pictures are fantastic and are making my oatmeal taste bland. What camera are you using/did you take photography classes? These pictures make me want to pack up and take a weekend to Boston. Thanks for stopping by cityparadise, new to blogging and its kind of intimidating!

    1. thanks a lot for the comment. i use a canon 5d mark ii and these were shot with a 50mm 1.8f lens. no haha ive never taken any photography class. i guess practicing a lot would help to get better. thanks again for stopping by. good luck!

  14. First, thanks for the follow! I’m originally from MA and went to college in Boston — love to see bloggers representing Beantown.

    I’m planning on purchasing a DSLR in the near future and it’s awesome to see what an amateur editor can do. Your photos are really gorgeous!

  15. Thanks for the explanation about your awesome food photography. Very cool (and helpful) to see the before and after!

    Did you know that Hungry Mother has been doing lunchtime takeout pulled pork sandwiches on Thursdays and Fridays this summer? I think that this is the last week it will be available (though I need to double-check on that) — I’m really hoping I can fit time into my schedule to try it!

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