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5 Best Coffee Shops in Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Mar 23, 2016 1:01:48 PM


A café or coffee shop can be the perfect place to pause during a day of walking and exploring the city, to sit and enjoy a good book, or the company of a friend.  In Boston we’re lucky to have so many options, each with their own unique vibe. Here are five of our favorites that are also just a short walk from the Inn at St. Botolph.

1. Thinking Cup
Thinking Cup is one of our favorite places to cozy up. They serve Stumptown Coffee from Portland, OR which has been named “’Best Coffee in the World’ by NPR, The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and USA Today.”  They offer high end specialty coffee as well as some of the best lattes in the city. We also highly recommend their Salted Caramel macarons and other bakery treats. With three convenient locations across the city (North End, Tremont Street across from the Common, and Newbury Street in the Back Bay), you’re never too far from a Thinking Cup. The Newbury Street location is the most convenient to the Inn.

Thinking Cup
85 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 0116

2. South End Buttery
The South End Buttery is one of our favorite South End establishments. They’ve been open since 2005 and offer award winning coffees and teas. Pair a hot beverage with a freshly made cookie or cupcake from the bakery. Or if you’re in the mood for something more substantial, order one an avocado toast or a sandwich. Grab a seat by the window to watch neighborhood residents come and go.

South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

3. Barrington Coffee Roasters
Barrington Coffee Roasters are based out of Great Barrington, MA, and lucky for us, they have two cafes in Boston. They aim to discover and share some of the most exciting coffees from around the world and bring them to their customers. Their menu is sweet and simple and their quality is outstanding. We love their outdoor seating on Newbury Street in the warmer months.

Barrington Coffee Roasters
303 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

4. Pavement Coffeehouse
Pavement Coffeehouse is a contemporary cafe with six locations across the city. Two locations are convenient to the Inn; one on Boylston Street and one on Newbury Street.  We prefer the larger Boylston Street location because it offers more seating and because it brings together a wonderful mix of students from the nearby Arts and Music Schools. Outside of coffee and delicious lattes, their homemade bagels are a specialty, and not to be missed!

Pavement Coffeehouse
1069 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

5. Render Coffee Bar
What could be better than a scenic stroll up Columbus Avenue, knowing that a latte or artisanal coffee awaits you? Render has been open in the South End since 2011 and they’re a wonderful addition. They’re a perfect 7 minutes walking distance from the Inn. Another bonus is they’re near Pioneer Goods, one of our favorite vintage shops.

Render Coffee Bar
563 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Photo Credit: Thinking Cup.

Topics: Inn the Neighborhood

The Inn at St. Botolph

Live like a local in a historic Boston brownstone.

The Inn @ St Botolph is Boston’s affordable luxury hotel. Situated in the prominent Back Bay neighborhood it offers understated contemporary interiors graced with traditional styling and comfort. It’s the perfect destination for professionals on extended stay or families desiring the intimacy of a private residence dressed up with refreshingly customized services.

 The Inn @ St Botolph offers affordable luxury with edited services.

  • Furnished kitchenettes will full size refrigerators
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Video intercom to talk to visitors at the front door
  • Internet access and in-room iPod docs
  • iMac business center
  • Free continental breakfast with espresso
  • Daily housekeeping & self-serve laundry
  • ...and lots more! 

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