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Best Coffee Shops in the South End, Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jan 5, 2017 3:54:15 PM

photo credit: @southendbuttery

When you stay at the Inn, you’ll be happy to find that we’re conveniently located in the heart of Boston’s historic South End neighborhood! This charming neighborhood has its fair share of cafes and coffee shops, and to help you plan your stops, we’ve put together a list of our staff favorites! Here are some of the best coffee shops in the south end to grab a cup of coffee, a latte, hot chocolate, tea, and more:

South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Avenue

At the top of our list is the South End Buttery on the corner of Shawmut and Union Park. Grab a seat by the window and watch residents of the neighborhood stroll by. This spot offers great people watching and puppy watching alike. Beyond great beverage options, they also have delicious baked goods and heartier menu items, like (our personal favorite) avocado toasts.

Caffé Nero
564 Tremont Street

Caffe Nero, which now has several locations across the city, has their original Boston outpost in the South End. This European Style coffee house is the perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon. In addition to wonderful Italian coffee and espresso, they also have menu options like salads, sandwiches, and pastries. We love the mantle, the bookshelves, and the overall cozy ambience of their space.

photo credit: @cynthiachung

Render Coffee
563 Columbus Ave

Render Coffee, although it’s a bit of a trek from the Inn, is worth the walk! Their extensive beverage menu offers everything from Cortados, to Cappuccinos, Café Americanos, Lattes and much more. Use the walk to the coffee shop as an excuse to explore more of the neighborhood.

photo credit: @cafemadeleine

Café Madeleine
517 Columbus Avenue

Café Madeleine is an adorable French inspired bakery and cafe, just around the corner from the Inn. We recommend their House Hot Chocolate and some fresh macarons. Watch the bakers at work through a large glass window to the kitchen, and admire their stunning croissants, tarts, éclairs, and more. There isn’t much seating, but they’re just a 5 minute walk from the Inn so you can easily bring your goodies back with you!

Jaho Coffee & Tea
1651 Washington Street 

Jaho is a locally owned shop and coffee roaster that prides themselves on the high quality of their coffee and espresso. Their Washington Street location is a great place to settle in and get some work done, or to sit back, relax, and watch the world go by. Jaho also has a newer and sleeker location in the center of the city in the Theater District at Washington Street, which is also well worth a visit. Fun fact: their newest location just opened in Tokyo!  

photo credit: @raleighcakepops

Flour Bakery
1595 Washington Street
131 Clarendon Street

There are two Flour locations convenient to the Inn – one is in the heart of South End on Washington Street, and the other is on the border of South End & Back Bay, on Clarendon. Locally owned by Chef Joanne Chang, Flour has become wildly popular, and it all started with the first location in the South End! Chang gets rave reviews for her sticky buns which are covered in dark sticky caramel and toasted pecans. We also highly recommend staying for lunch and enjoying one of the sandwiches from their menu, like the Smoked Turkey with aged cheddar, cranberry chutney, and sage mayo.

627 Tremont Street

While we have plenty of unique local coffee shops, we can completely understand if you’re a Starbucks fan and want to stick with your routine. Luckily, the South End has a Tremont location with plenty of seating. Swing by for your favorite coffee, latte, or frapuccino.

If you're joining us at the Inn, you can rest assured knowing that you have so many wonderful cafe options right within the neighborhood! Whether it's to relax, to get some work done, or to meet up with a friend, a cafe is a great place to spend time in the winter season and we hope you love what the South End has to offer!

If you have additional questions about planning your trip to Boston's South End, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 617.236.8099.

Topics: Inn the Neighborhood

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  • Video intercom to talk to visitors at the front door
  • Internet access and in-room iPod docs
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  • Free continental breakfast with espresso
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  • ...and lots more! 

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