Boston’s restaurant scene has risen to be one of the best in the nation and the café culture in the
city doesn’t lag far behind. From handmade sandwiches to carefully sourced coffee beans, here
are 5 cafes to try in Boston.
Flour Bakery & Café
Started by pastry guru Joanne Chang (she’s also a co-owner of Myers & Chang), Flour has
changed the pastry and sandwich scene in Boston with its high-quality ingredients, inventive
dishes, and loads of flavor. Head into the South End, Back Bay or new location just outside the
Prudential Center for twist on a ham and cheese (sliced egg, yellow peperonata and secret sauce
on toasted rye), the roasted turkey with mashed avocado and jicama, or the chopped Greek salad
with lemon-thyme chicken. Desserts are a must at Flour so finish your meal with a double
chocolate cookie or slice of coconut cream pie. Flour Bakery & Cafe, locations around Boston.
Tatte Bakery & Cafe
This café is an Instagram goldmine thanks to its sleek white décor (subway tiles galore) and
picture-perfect dishes. Snag a seat at the bustling Beacon Hill location or the just-opened Fenway
café and order an almond milk latte, the shakshuka or the Balakani, roasted eggplant, feta, and
pesto on homemade ciabatta bread. Save room for dessert and fill up on mini cheesecakes and
fudgy brownies. Tatte Bakery & Cafe, locations around Boston.
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
Newbury Street teems with restaurants, but this café stands out from the rest due to the bookstore
that shares its space. Tables on the first and second floors are set amongst racks of books and
greeting cards while the expansive bar is perfect for those looking to grab a sandwich or coffee
on their own. We like to slip in on weekday mornings for pancakes topped with fresh slivered
strawberries and just-squeezed juice. Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115.
Slip into this garden level Newbury Street cafe for a cup of steaming Stumptown Coffee, a
sandwich, and a towering slice of cake. The staff here makes magic happen in the small kitchen
in the form of buttery grilled cheese and a BLT with tasty aioli. You’ll stream passed the dessert
case of cakes (try the German Chocolate) while you wait and end up bringing one home with
you. In the morning, the Nutella-filled croissants are a must have breakfast item. Thinking Cup, locations around Boston.
You really won’t have a reason to leave the newly renovated Copley Square location of the
Boston Public Library with its new café in the Johnson building on Boylston Street. The café,
run by the Catered Affair, serves salads, sandwiches, and coffee for the perfect quick
meal. Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Steet.