5 Beautiful Coffee Shops In Boston

Before exploring the charming neighbourhoods and historical sites of Boston and Cambridge, get your day started at a beautiful café. Here’s a list of five local coffee shops where you can grab a great cup of coffee to go, or sit down and enjoy the atmosphere while you satisfy your caffeine cravings.

Ogawa Coffee
10 Milk St.; ogawacoffeeusa.com

Ogawa Coffee is a café chain that was founded in Kyoto and now has 43 locations throughout Japan, and only one international location in Boston. This Japanese coffee shop treats each cup of coffee as a work of art, and that’s why you’ll find the most unique latte designs in Boston here. Your latte might be decorated with a ghost for Halloween, a Christmas tree or a reindeer around the holidays, or cherry blossoms in the springtime. Just make sure to ask the barista to create something beautiful on your drink.

Ogawa Coffee Boston

Gracenote Coffee
108 Lincoln St.; gracenotecoffee.com

Gracenote Coffee is a small but charming espresso bar in Boston’s Leather District tucked between Chinatown, South Station and the Financial District. There are no tables, just a curved wooden counter where two or three people can stand and enjoy their beverages. If you’re looking for a high-quality cup of coffee in Boston, this is an excellent place to get it.

Gracenote Coffee Boston

Loyal Nine
660 Cambridge St.; loyalninecambridge.com

Loyal Nine is a local hidden gem. It’s a bit removed from Boston’s city centre, but worth the extra time you’ll spend travelling there. The café section is bright and airy, with a giant glass garage door that slides open during the summer months and leads to a beautiful outdoor patio with hanging lights and wooden tables. The spacious backroom behind the counter also offers ample seating.

Loyal Nine Coffee Boston

Curio Coffee
441 Cambridge St.; curio.coffee

Coffee and waffles is a match made in heaven, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Curio Coffee. Their lattes are smooth and creamy. Their Belgian Liege waffles are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, made from scratch, and could possibly be the best waffles you’ll ever have. The space itself is stunning, with lots of natural light and hanging plants. It’s quite small, so it might be difficult to get a seat, but once you do, you’ll never want to leave!

Curio Coffee Boston

Thinking Cup
Various locations; thinkingcup.com

Loved both by locals and visitors to Boston, Thinking Cup has three locations: in Back Bay, North End and at Boston Common. This small chain serves delicious Stumptown coffee and has a great selection of pastries, sweets and sandwiches. Their baristas have won multiple latte art competitions—which explains why lattes and cappuccinos always look wonderful here!

Thinking Cup Coffee Boston