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Pavement Coffeehouse

Name: Pavement Coffeehouse (or here) Location: 1096 Boylston Street, Boston, MA Roasters: Barismo, Atomic, and Rotating Guest Rating: 4

It’s time to wrap up this series on Boston coffee with the new kid on the block.

Pavement Coffeehouse sits in Boston’s Back Bay, just a few blocks from Espresso Royale Caffe’s three locations. [...]

Barismo

Name: Barismo Location: 169 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA Roaster: Barismo Rating: 4-

No coffee tour of Boston would be complete without a stop by Barismo. Other than Terroir, which doesn’t have a coffee bar of its own, it’s hard to think of a local roaster that’s done as much for Boston area coffee [...]

Quality Coffee. Off the Grid.

Name: Hi-Rise Bread Company in the Blacksmith House Location: 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA Roasters: Barismo and Ritual Rating: 4-

Earlier this week, the New York Times printed this review of Prime Meats in New York City. What is so striking about the article is that it takes exactly the same tack I [...]

Taste Coffee House

Name: Taste Coffee House Location: 311 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA Roasters: Terroir and various guest coffees Rating: 3+

Taste Coffee House fully embraces its coffeehouse moniker. Inside you’ll find a casual atmosphere, chalkboard menus, sandwiches and salads, (beer and wine) and a firmly loyal, local crowd. Taste lacks the slick sense of interior [...]

Get Your Fixe

Name: Cafe Fixe Location: 1642 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA Roasters: Barrington Coffee Roasters and Guest Roaster Rating: 4-

Cafe Fixe deserves more than it’s about to get in this review given their commitment to well-prepared coffee and a decent array of brewing options, but there are times when my brain simply grows weary [...]

Sipity Do Dah

Name: Sip Cafe Location: Zero Post Office Square, Boston, MA Roasters: Terroir and Rotating Guest Roaster Rating: 4-

One place I’d suggest you go for coffee in Boston is Sip, a greenhouse-like structure, situated downtown, at the southern end of Post Office Square Park. If you’re like I was, you may be suspicious. [...]

Crema Cafe (psst, the one in Cambridge)

Name: Crema Cafe Roaster: Terroir Coffee Location: 27 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA Rating: 3+

Try not to confuse Crema Cafe in Cambridge with Crema Bakery in Portland, Coffee and Crema in South Carolina, or Crema Coffee Bar in Oakland (the cafe that used to occupy Modern Coffee‘s current location). This Crema, situated on Harvard Square, is [...]

Simon’s Coffee Shop

Name: Simon’s Coffee Shop Location: 1736 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Roasters: Barismo and Terroir Rating: 3

Simon’s Coffee Shop isn’t too far from Diesel or 1369 when it comes to cafe classifications. Inside is a nice version of your standard coffeehouse with worn wooden floors, a pressed tin ceiling, slightly touched up original [...]