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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Diesel and 1369

Name: Diesel Cafe Location: 257 Elm Street, Somerville, MA Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 3-

Name: 1369 Coffee House Location: 757 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Roaster: Barrington Coffee Roasters (espresso) and Kahve Koffee (filter) Rating: 3-

Diesel and 1369 represent a certain slice of Boston’s coffee scene. As one Boston coffee person put [...]

Just Another Man Visits Boston

Good things come to those who wait. At least I hope the old adage still holds true. You see, I visited several of Boston’s cafes last summer (and quite a few elsewhere in New England as well), but never ended up writing about them. I’m not sure if it was procrastination or deep-seated indecision, [...]