Owners Joan Hull and John Phillips have earned a loyal clientele thanks to their old-fashioned hospitality. “John and Joan’s kindness is only outdone by the sourdough waffles they make on Sundays,” says Christian Puglisi of Relae in Copenhagen. The Victorian home, built in 1883, has five rooms with period antiques and stands a short walk from Symphony Hall and the Opera House, as well as the shops and restaurants of
the Hayes Valley neighborhood. Each morning Joan and John set the dining room with white and blue porcelain, family silver, and fresh flowers for breakfast.
This appeared in the May 2014 issue.