Best Coffee Shop in Boston

2015 Best Coffee Shop

Dwelltime

Cambridge

What’s one way to maintain control over your coffee and espresso? Own a supply chain—which is how this Cambridge shop, from local roaster Barismo, became such a well-oiled machine. Beyond…Read More

2015 Best Coffee Shop

Thinking Cup

Boston

This was a winner in our 2015 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2015 winners…Read More

2014 Best Coffee Shop

Render

Boston

For many, “grabbing a cup of coffee” means getting your buzz on fast. Render will encourage you to slow down and enjoy the process: All hot coffees are meticulously prepared…Read More

2014 Best Coffee Shop

Thinking Cup

Boston

This was a winner in our 2014 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2014 winners…Read More

2013 Best Coffee Shop

1369 Coffee House

Cambridge

For two decades, 1369 has embodied the Platonic ideal of a coffee house: marvelous brews, plentiful dessert and sandwich offerings, and ample seating for the cadre of boho Cantabrigians that…Read More

2012 Best Coffee Shop

Pavement Coffeehouse

Boston

One of the first places in Boston to offer pour-over and cold-brew coffees, Pavement goes well beyond crafting lattes and cappuccinos (although these are fantastic here, too). From the quality…Read More

2011 Best Coffee Shop

Thinking Cup

Boston

Amid the vibeless businesses catering to tourists around the Common, Thinking Cup reminds us of the downtown that Bostonians deserve: grownup, urbane, and a little sexy. Outfitted with a sweeping…Read More

2010 Best Coffee Shop

Wired Puppy

Boston

Less than a year old, Wired Puppy’s Newbury Street café is smartly taking cues from its sister store in Provincetown. Each cup of tea or coffee is certified organic and…Read More

2009 Best Coffee Shop

Crema Cafe

Cambridge

By virtue of its excellence-obsessed baristas and premium roasters (Terroir, Barismo), our city is pouring itself a righteous coffee reputation that gives new meaning to the nickname ‘Beantown.’ Coffee nerds…Read More

2008 Best Coffee Shop

Diesel Café

Somerville

While the corporate megapercolators spend millions on ads that pit yuppies against average joes, the Diesel buzzes blissfully along, keeping the emphasis on the coffee. Tattered banquettes and walls covered…Read More

2007 Best Coffee Shop

Uptown Espresso

Boston

It’s not hard to miss Uptown Espresso, tucked into the first floor of a townhouse in the South End—although once you know it’s there, it’s virtually impossible to walk past….Read More

2002 Best Coffee Shop

Someday Café

Somerville

A Somerville fixture from the days when Davis was still square, this terminally bohemian café is beloved by an increasingly yuppified local populace that prefers pastries and strong java served…Read More

2001 Best Coffee Shop

Panificio

Boston

Warm sun streams into this Charles Street bakery-cum-café’s expansive windows, where the clientele kicks back (sometimes for hours) over high-octane lattes, crumbly slices of walnut bread, and the daily papers….Read More

2000 Best Coffee Shop

Diesel Cafe

Somerville

Diesel is just what a coffee shop should be: a balanced union of hip and cozy. Helping up the cool quotient in Davis Square, Diesel has walls full of original…Read More

1997 Best Coffee Shop

Roasters Coffee & Tea Company

Boston

If you live in fear of the ubiquitous Starbucks turning up on every street corner, head to the recently opened, one-of-a-kind Roasters. It’s professional enough to be a chain (it’s…Read More

1983 Best Coffee Shop

Café Paradiso

Boston

Where chic Waterfront dwellers mingle with North End old-timers. The best homemade spumoni in town…Read More

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