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 »

2008 BEST Coffee Shop, Neighborhood, Central Square

1369 Coffee House

Cambridge

The premium product at this funky storefront is poured by genuine bean-lovers, not fast-food automatons or Stepford baristas. 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 »