With either a Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks on almost every block, it’s hard to remember that there are other coffee shops in the city. Whether you’re looking for a cozy place to do some reading, a local business to support, or an amazing cappuccino, Boston is full of coffee shops with local flavor. These five cafes are the perfect beginning to an exploration of local businesses in Boston.
1. Thinking Cup: 165 Tremont Street, 236 Hanover Street, and 85 Newbury Street
The first coffee shop in Downtown Boston to serve “Stumptown Coffee” and “Third Wave Coffee” products exclusively, Thinking Cup ensures exceptional quality and freshness in their beans. They’re committed to providing a premier coffee experience in Boston by serving only the finest coffees, teas, and freshly baked pastries. Their cozy cafes also feature breakfast and lunch items.
2. Boston Brewin Coffee: 45 Bromfield Street
Serving organic, locally-sourced products, Boston Brewin Coffee first opened in 2011. They pay their employees a livable wage, and buy from local companies to keep the money in Boston and support local business. They believe in taking care of people, and just happen to make great tasting coffee.
3. Pavement Coffee House: 1096 Boylston St, 736 Commonwealth Ave, 1334 Boylston St, 44 Gainsborough St, 286 Newbury St, and 1243 Commonwealth Ave, Allston
Built in 2010, Pavement Coffee House, is Boston’s premier coffee-forward, quality driven cafe. Pavement is now a collection of six unique coffee houses featuring Boston’s best homemade bagels, award-winning service, warm atmosphere, and welcoming staff. In addition to coffee, Pavement Coffee House offers a variety of bagels, sandwiches, and salads.
4. Barrington Coffee Roasting Company Cafe: 303 Newbury St, and 346 Congress St, Fort Point
Barrington Coffee‘s passion is to discover the finest and most exciting coffees from around the world each season, roast them to perfection, and deliver them fresh to their customers. Sourcing coffees from multi-generation family farmings, cutting edge farming collaborations, and coffee growing cooperatives, Barrington Coffee ensures that their coffee is grown sustainably, and purchased equitably.
5. Green T Coffee Shop: 754 Huntington Ave, 873 South St
With a vision to offer a neighborhood coffee shop serving Fair Trade coffees, Green T Coffee is local in every way. Offering breakfast options, sandwiches, and smoothies in addition to their selection of coffees and tea, Green T Coffee Shop is a tiny cozy cafe with a great atmosphere.