Restaurant Openings

Kōhi Coffee Is Now Open in Brighton

Look inside the Boston expansion of this Provincetown café.
Kōhi Coffee Co. in Brighton

Kōhi Coffee Co. in Brighton. / Photo by Tyler Machado

A fledgling district in Boston can cross one necessity off its “need before you move there” list: Kōhi Coffee Co. is now open at Boston Landing. The third-wave espresso bar features Tandem Coffee, teas, pastries, and a small menu of light breakfast and lunch fare.

The Brighton Kōhi debuted today at 7 a.m. with coffee, house-made biscuits and other baked goods, and seasonal fruit with house-made granola and yogurt. As the new shop gets going in the coming days, it will ramp up the food program to offer items like feta and spinach egg tarts, toad-in-the-hole, the Boston Landing salad with baby kale, feta, tomatoes, and green beans; and a chicken tarragon sandwich with house-made aioli, grapes, greens, and candied walnuts.

“The food will be focused and complement the coffee program,” says owner James DeRosier.

DeRosier and his husband, Ryan Campbell, started Kōhi Coffee in Provincetown, and also own the Provincetown restaurant Spindler’s. At Kōhi—the Japanese word for “coffee”—they feature Race Point espresso, a custom roast named for its original location. Both cafés also serve daily pour-overs of other organic, fair trade, single-origin roasts, batch-brewed joe, and cold brew. The counter is home to a Slayer Espresso machine with Kōhi’s geometric ram logo.

The 1,300-square foot space has a standing bar, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the soon-to-be-bustling Guest Street. The area is home to employers like WGBH, the Boston Bruins, and soon, the Celtics, and is adjacent to the New Balance flagship store. Kōhi is part of the NB Development Group’s activation of the ’hood around the newest Commuter Rail station. A North Shore hospitality group debuted the Rail Stop restaurant there in June, and a new Flatbread Company and bowling alley is slated to open sometime this fall.

Kōhi Coffee Company, 130 Guest St., Brighton, 617-378-5738, kohicoffee.com.

Kōhi Coffee Co. in Brighton

Kōhi Coffee Co. in Brighton. / Photo by Tyler Machado


Jacqueline Cain Associate Food Editor at Boston Magazine jcain@bostonmagazine.com