The 44 Best Coffee Shops in MA – Boston and Beyond

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No matter where you are in the world, there’s one thing for certain—coffee shop culture has most likely taken your community by storm.

Don’t believe me?

Think of it this way:

With the increase in people around the world working from home, it’s natural for workers to want to get out of the house and change up scenery ahead of their work day.

Can you think of a place that’s notably quieter, has wifi, and relatively inexpensive?

See where I’m going with this?

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to catch up with a friend, host a job interview, or simply sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and a good book, coffee shops are so incredibly versatile and great for anything.

Luckily for us, coffee shops were already trending in Massachusetts ahead of the recent ‘work from home waves,’ so we already had plenty of places to grab a cup of joe.

Some of these great spots are brand new, while others have been around for quite awhile.

From posh study spaces, to European style bakeries, to homestyle book nooks, if you can think of it, there’s a coffee shop modeled after it.

And here are all of my favorites in the state of Massachusetts.

1369 Coffee House

 

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Since 1993, this has been one of the most popular spots for coffee in the Boston area.

With eclectic brews, bites, live music, and an art gallery, this great place keeps new and local visitors coming back for more.

3 Little Figs

 

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This quaint little cafe nestled in a cozy neighborhood in Somerville has everybody raving about their breakfast, lunch, and of course, gourmet coffee.

Come see what all the hype is about!

Agawam’s Java Stop

We’re taking you out west for this one!

For coffee, espresso, and mouthwatering specialty drinks, this is one of the best cafes in western MA (and dare I say the entire state) for your everyday coffee needs.

Athan’s Bakery

Athan’s Bakery is a European style pastry and coffee shop, located in both Brookline and Brighton Massachusetts.

As soon as you step in here and taste the richest coffee and hot chocolate you’ll ever have, you’ll feel just as though you’re in Western Europe.

Barismo 364

 

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Since 2008, this popular local coffee shop has been serving up some delicious coffee, pastries, and drinks, all made from a local roasting joint, and served out of a few different locations around the Boston area.

Barrington Coffee Roasting Company


Taking you back to Western Massachusetts again with this wonderful local spot that keeps receiving Coffee Review accolades, time and time again!

With freshly roasted and farm direct coffee, this great place is brewing some of the highest quality coffee you can find in the whole state!

Broadsheet Coffee Roasters

Over on Kirkland St. in Cambridge, MA, you’ll find a massive window sign, reading “COFFEE” with a gigantic smile taking over the letter “O.”

That’s exactly how this great place will make you feel.

These small batch coffee roasters are serving some of the best specialty drinks and pastries in the area, each and every day!

Café Landwer

 

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Straight from Isreal comes the up and coming coffee chain in America.

Since 1920, Cafe Landwer has been serving up some of the best homemade brews, artisan drinks, and Mediterranean style food you can find.

Caffè Ducali

 

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If you thought you had to be in Italy to get the feeling of an Italian espresso bar, think again!

Caffè Ducali, located in Boston’s very own North End makes you feel as though you’re sitting right in a Roman piazza, sipping on the best cappuccino you’ve ever tasted.

Caffe Vittoria

 

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If that picture makes you feel as though you’re in the most elite pastry shop in the world, well, I promise you Caffe Vittoria has that same effect in person.

This North End caffe is THE spot to be for coffee, desserts, and the most important coffee drink of all, the espresso martini.

Cape Cod Coffee

 

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This great place is so much more than a coffee shop.

It’s a new American restaurant, serving up some of the best pizza, barbecue, beer, and cocktails. Not to mention cold brew in a can. Isn’t that genius?!

Curio Coffee

 

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Java drinks? Check.

Made to order waffles through lunch? Double check.

Whether it’s for food, drink, or just plain vibes, Curio Coffee and Wine is the place you want to be, whether it’s a work day or lazy weekend.

Diesel Cafe

 

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Right down the street from us in Davis Square, our neighbors over at Diesel Cafe are serving some of the best high end coffee and light, veggie friendly fare, among pool tables in their unique, industrial space.

Come stop by for a cup of coffee!

Farmer’s Horse Coffee

Ever had Ethiopian coffee?

If not, it’s an experience you absolutely don’t want to miss. And when you go to Farmer’s Horse Coffee, you won’t have to!
This brick walled, art filled cafe is the perfect place to go if you want to spend the day studying, working, or just relaxing.

Flour Bakery


With nine locations, this café and pastry shop has been wowwing the Boston locals since 2000.

Flour bakery opened their restaurant with a goal: to serve delicious coffee, gooey sticky buns, and irresistible BLTs. Come see what all the hype is about!

George Howell Coffee

 

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Since 2004, this popular coffee chain has taken the Boston area by storm.

Their quest for the ultimate cup lies in seeking out the finest coffee on earth, and honestly, they may have achieved it. Try it and let us know what you think!

Glasser Coffee Co

 

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On the outskirts of Boston in Brighton’s Oak Square, Glasser Coffee Co is the go-to spot for coffee, tea, pastries, and breakfast items.

Plus, coming soon is a full lunch menu! You don’t want to miss out on this one.

Gracenote Coffee


Right by South Station, this tiny gourmet espresso bar is known for their nitrogen cold brews.

If you’re no stranger to cold brew, you know that the perfect nitrogen cold brew is hard to come by, but Gracenote has perfected it. Come and see for yourself!

Greystone Cafe

 

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Okay, so this one isn’t necessarily a coffee shop, more of a coffee stand, but I had to include it anyway.

Greystone Cafe in the South End is known for its delicious coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. Grab a drink and a bite and go take a stroll around one of the many local parks. You won’t regret it!

Hot Chocolate Sparrow


This one is taking us right to Cape Cod!

The Hot Chocolate Sparrow is nationally recognized for their chocolate, and has received numerous accolades for their coffee, including “Best on the Lower Cape.”

If on Cape for vacation, do it as the locals do and get a cup from this great place!

Jaho Coffee Roaster and Wine Bar

 

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If you were looking for the perfect spot to catch up with a friend without getting the expensive drinks that Boston can be known for, I recommend Jaho Coffee Roaster and Wine Bar.

This cozy coffee hangout right in Boston’s South End is known for their espressos, teas, desserts, pastries, and more.

Kohi Coffee Co


From Boston all the way to the Cape is a stylish coffee shop called Kohi Coffee Co.

Featuring organic, fair trade, and single origin coffees from all over, there’s a reason people all over Massachusetts can’t get enough of this great place!

Milk Street Cafe

 

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This popular Kosher spot located right in Downtown Boston has been a crowd favorite for 40 years and counting.

Milk Street Cafe is known for its delicious coffee, breakfast and lunch options, and are extremely allergen friendly. It’s one of the best this city has!

Mocha Maya’s

 

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Right in Shelburne Falls, MA is a quaint little coffee shop with cool art, yummy food, and a little seating area.

Here, you can find live music, local draft beer, and coffee, of course!

This place is a Western MA gem, be sure to check it out!

Monumental Market


This hip coffee joint is Jamaica Plain’s only nut-free bakery, cafe, and record store.

The Monumental Market is considered among the Best of Boston, and takes to heart the saying, “community over competition,” by supporting many local businesses, shops, and bakeries.

Mr. Crepe Cafe

 

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Right in Somerville’s Davis Square is one of my personal favorite coffee shops, Mr. Crepe Cafe.

Mr. Crepe is serving up some delicious artisan coffee, homemade pastries, and of course, some of the best crepes you could ever eat. It’s also the perfect place to take your laptop to and get some work done for a few hours.

Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts


Southwick MA is home to the famous Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts, a Massachusetts staple.

Aside from delicious coffee, Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts is serving up dozens of gourmet donuts daily, including the infamous “Character Donuts.”

A Cookie Monster donut? Sign me up!

Nine Bar Espresso

 

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Nine Bar Espresso features nitro cold brew on tap, pastries, sandwiches, and more!

Open 7 days a week in Somerville, MA, this popular coffee shop is serving up some of the best locally sourced coffee, carefully sourced food, and delicious treats.

Nirvana Coffee Company

Nirvana Coffee is a  great place on Cape Cod is serving up some of the best organic fair-trade coffee they can find, and it’s delicious!
Aside from coffee, here at Nirvana you can find many other specialty drinks, smoothies, pastries, and bakery items. When on Middle Cape, it’s a must visit!

Ogawa Coffee

 

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Right on Milk Street in Boston, you can find this Japanese coffee chain’s very first International location.

Ever hear of a java flight?

Yup, Ogawa coffee has ‘em, and they’re just as delicious as they sound.

Aside from coffee drinks, you can also enjoy specialty Asian cuisine here as well.

Pan’e Dolcetti


With this one, we’re taking you all the way to Wilbraham Massachusetts.

Pan’e Dolcetti is your typical Italian style coffeehouse, serving up delicious coffee drinks, lattes pastries, and authentic Italian style sandwiches.

Pavement Coffeehouse


One of Boston’s most popular coffee joints is Pavement Coffeehouse, a quaint and stylish shop with many different types of coffee, drinks, snacks, and more.

Around Boston, it’s quite common to find a Pavement Coffeehouse on every street corner—they’re just that delicious and popular! Give them a try, we guarantee you’ll be coming back for more.

Perks Coffeehouse

Right in Norwood MA lies an art-lined hangout, featuring espresso drinks, sandwiches, and gluten free desserts.

Perks Coffeehouse is also known by many for their hot chocolate, which is delicious, rich, and fresh.

Recreo Coffee and Roasterie

This coffee shop is special because it has an in house coffee roaster.

How perfect is that?

The Nicaraguan coffee they’re serving offers a true farm to cup experience, with a wonderful outdoor seating area, outstanding food, and more.

Reign Drink Lab

 

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As their website states, this great place started with one idea:

“To use real, quality ingredients to create great tasting drinks that make people feel like royalty.”

Their approach is to be as honest and authentic as their ingredients, and it’s worked, as they are fiercely known and loved around Boston.

Render Coffee

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Since 2011, this family owned cafe and coffee shop has serving the people of Massachusetts, all in the heart of Boston.

At Render, you can be assured that no coffee is sold without first going through the roasting and tasting process, to ensure the most accurate tasting profile possible.

Their four locations around the city also feature delicious sandwiches, snacks, and other specialty drinks.

Revival Cafe + Kitchen

 

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Just LOOK at that specialty latte. How could you not want to immediately drink that?!

This is one of Boston’s most popular coffee joints, and for a great reason!

Their three locations offer coffees, snacks, and meals, based off of “tradition with a twist.”

Through these great values, they have curated a high profile following and fan club, all throughout the city.

Simon’s Coffee Shop


This coffee shop offers a warm space for beautiful lattes, delicious food, and an overall wonderful space for music and chilling with friends.

Though this space seems small, don’t be fooled—it is widely known that some of the best baristas in Boston are located here.

With almost a perfect score on Google Reviews, you are sure to love this great place.

Tatte Bakery

 

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With many locations around the city, Tatte is one of the most popular coffeeshops in Boston.

Here, artisan lattes, European style java drinks, cappuccinos, and other coffee drinks can be found, as well as unique breakfast and lunch options.

They also have a massive pastry window, and feature many homemade snacks here as well.

It’s truly a Boston staple!

Thinking Cup

 

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With numerous awards under their belt, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve heard of the Thinking Cup before.

The coffee here is made with beans fresh from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in New York, and has often been regarded as “the best coffee in the world” by many.

That didn’t sell ya?

They also sell delicious teas and fresh pastries.

Third Cliff Bakery & Cafe


This great spot is known for blending classic pastry trends with unique and different flavors.

Here, you can find a kimchi cheddar croissant, coconut cold brew coffee, and many other java drinks and baked goods.

Tokava

 

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This small little coffee shop is known for selling wonderful coffee, including a delicious light roast.

You’ll fall in love with this modern, minimalistic space, as well as their drinks and food.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe


Right on Boston’s iconic Newbury Street is Trident Booksellers and Cafe, the iconic Boston staple.

This cafe bookstore is known for its wide book selection, as well as delicious artisan coffee.

If there ever was the most perfect place to curl up with a good book and delicious cup of coffee, this would be it.

Winter Hill Brewing Company


Coffee and craft beer made on site?

Say no more.

Last but certainly not least is the ever so popular Winter Hill Brewing Company, located right on Winter Hill in Somerville.

With some of the most delicious food, beer, and coffee you could ever find, you will surely be leaving here happy and fulfilled. Come try it out!

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