Best of Boston

BEST Coffee Shop

2008 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, South Boston

Mul’s Diner

Boston

A cup at Mul’s is always bracing, and made even better by the presence of myriad cops, reporters, and pols hanging out at the legendary greasy spoon. read more»

2008 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Charlestown

Zumes Coffee House

Charlestown

Opened last year, locally owned Zumes has won over Townies with its upscale tea and coffee drinks and do-lounge-around décor. read more»

2008 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Roslindale

Emack & Bolio’s

Roslindale

The local ice cream chain’s flagship serves up plain old joe, plus the requisite mocha-half-caf-foamed-and-dusted folderol we love. read more»

2008 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Allston
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2nd Cup Café

Allston

Pedigreed beans (George Howell) ground and brewed in small batches make for the freshest refueling stop on the block. read more»

2007 BEST Coffee Shop

Uptown Espresso

Boston

It’s not hard to miss Uptown Espresso, tucked into the first floor of a townhouse in the South End—although once you know it’s there, it’s virtually impossible to walk past. The coffee, a dark roast from upstate New York, is… read more»

2006 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Jamaica Plain

J.P. Licks

Jamaica Plain

No, people, you can’t eat ice cream every day. But thanks to five blends of java, you can get a daily J.P. Licks fix. read more»

2006 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Harvard Square
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Cafe Pamplona

Cambridge

Waiters in white shirts and black pants serve strong cafe con leche to an eclectic cast of regulars. read more»

2006 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Brookline

Martin’s Coffee Shop

Brookline

This cozy diner offers a hearty breakfast with your cup of joe. read more»

2006 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Beacon Hill

Panificio

Boston

It now serves both lunch and dinner, but the bakery-café is still the spot for a midmorning espresso. read more»

2006 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Back Bay

L’Aroma Cafe

Boston

The upbeat staffers at this antichain know regulars’ daily orders and deliver them with aplomb. read more»