Best of Boston

2018 Best Coffee Shop


We’ve been juggling hot, steamy (occasionally cold-brewed) flings with a veritable bevy of eligible coffee small-batch-elors, each with its own heart-palpitating charms. There’s George (Howell) with the soaring, bright notes and single-origin intensity; there’s Grace (note) with the delicate roasting finesse and come-hither latte art. But lately we’re finding ourselves back on the old, uh, Render app, swiping right for the laptop-friendly seating, well-built sandwiches, and exemplary espressos—the small, dark, and hand-pulled type we’re suckers for. Multiple locations.

563 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-262-4142,