Ever since college, when I first realized I needed lattes to survive, I’ve been very particular about my coffee. And having lived in Boston for a while now, I know that my fellow Bostonians feel pretty strongly about their favorite espresso joints. So, because I’m always looking for a new coffee shop, and because I wanted to share my findings here, I polled some pretty serious coffee enthusiasts (aka, my friends) about their favorite places to grab a cup of Joe.
These places were the ones that kept coming up (along with a few personal favorites), and so we deem them the best spots to grab coffee in Boston.
1. Pavement Coffeehouse | 1096 Boylston St. | 736 Commonwealth Ave. | 44 Gainsborough St.
Ever since my days at Northeastern, Pavement has been my go to for an early morning (or late night) espresso.
2. Crema | 27 Brattle St., Cambridge
Crema is my go-to whenever I’m in Harvard Square. If you’re a tea enthusiast, try the Red Crema, it’s a rooibos latte with honey and cinnamon, and it just might change your life!
3. Cafenation |380 Washington St., Brighton
If you’re feeling adventurous try the Mint Chip Latte, you won’t be disappointed!
4. The Thinking Cup | 165 Tremont St.
Their Vanilla Ginger Latte is to die for, especially on a cold winter day.
5. Wired Puppy |250 Newbury St.
The best part about this Newbury St. spot (besides their amazing mochas) is that it’s puppy friendly.
6. Espresso Love |33 Broad St.
Espresso Love it the perfect quaint cafe. If you’re in the Financial District, stop by for a latte and croissant.
7. Sip Cafe| Zero Post Office Sq.
If its trendy decor didn’t already entice you, after you have your first Sip Cappuccino, you’ll be hooked for life.
8. Boston Common Coffee Co. | 515 Washington St | 10 High St. | 97 Salem St.
Boston Common Coffee Co. is a Beantown staple, they roast all their coffee locally and have a great menu. No wonder it’s so popular with Bostonians.
Did your favorite make our list? Let us know what your favorite place to grab a latte is in the comments!