The Brookline Spa has been a mainstay in the city’s Central Village neighborhood since at least the 1960s. The Harvard Street building where the Spa is located dates back to 1910 and operated as a hotel. The Spa began as the hotel’s restaurant, then eventually expanded to offer grocery and convenience food shopping plus take-out items to the general public.
The “New” Brookline Spa
In 1995 the Battite family purchased The Brookline Spa and managed operations until 2018. During this time the Spa honed its reputation as a friendly, family-run neighborhood store where people could conveniently pick up necessities, lottery tickets, and a tasty sandwich on their way home from work.
In 2014 they temporarily closed the Spa for remodeling and a rebranding. Debuting a fresh new look and logo, the Spa updated its menu offerings to include pizza, salads, wings, and breakfast items in addition to the mainstay subs, wraps, and paninis that continue to delight customers who have visited the restaurant for decades. The restaurant also offers catering services and gluten-free menu items.
The Spa Tradition Continues: Meet Hugo and Silvana Oliveira
Hugo and Silvana Oliveira are the proud owners of The Brookline Spa and are happily pursuing their passion of creating and serving delicious food to Brookline and Boston-area customers using the freshest ingredients.
Hugo grew up working in his family’s bakery and restaurant and wore many hats throughout the years so he could immerse himself in learning all aspects of the restaurant business. When he moved to Massachusetts, he worked in several restaurants throughout the Boston area, further honing his skills.
After a period working in the medical field, Hugo realized he missed the excitement of the restaurant business. In 2018 he left his job at a Boston hospital to take over running The Brookline Spa with his wife, Silvana.
Hugo and Silvana look forward to continuing to serve the Brookline community with delivery, take out, and catering of The Brookline Spa’s menu and developing new items for it.