Best of Boston

Best Cafe

1998 Best Cafe

Hollywood Espresso

Cambridge
Sultry movies and moody java. Is there a better combination on the planet? At this "European Film Cafe," you can watch a recent release on [...] read more»
1995 Best Cafe, People Watching

Emporio Armani Express Restaurant

Boston
Watch the valets park the Ferraris! Air-kiss! Eavesdrop on a dozen languages! Return to a time when smoking was cool! We still love the cafe [...] read more»
1993 Best Cafe, New

Black Crow Caffe

Jamaica Plain
Every neighborhood should have a place like this for hanging—good cappuccino, good food (the tortilla pies are outstanding), and good vibes. Groovy. read more»
1992 Best Cafe, New (Old)

Algiers Coffee House

Cambridge
We'll always miss the old subterranean cafe, but we're glad the Algiers is back and better than ever. read more»
1992 Best Cafe, Lunch

Cafe Louis

Boston
We wouldn't expect anything less from Louis. read more»
1985 Best Cafe, Italian

Caffè Paradiso

Boston
A North End institution that's aging quite well, thank you. read more»
1985 Best Cafe, Sidewalk

Harvard Bookstore Café

Boston
Literature, decent food, and the most chic street in town. read more»
1984 Best Cafe, Theater

New Orleans Café at Devon on the Common

Boston
Cajun specialties and a nice little bar, all a short walk from the Theatre District. read more»
1983 Best Cafe, Sidewalk

Mills Falls Restaurant

Newton
Beautiful bucolic setting, fine food. read more»
1982 Best Cafe, Italian, North End

Caffé Paradiso

Boston
A North End landmark. And the best cannoli in the city. read more»
1982 Best Cafe, Italian, Outside North End

Café Del Lago

Newton
Coowner Gabriel Crognale was trained at the Paradiso, which explains a lot. Especially the espresso and fine pastries. read more»
1982 Best Cafe, Sidewalk

Ben’s Café, Maison Robert

Boston
One of the city's earliest rehab projects (Maison Robert used to be Boston's City Hall), its location is elegant, its food French. read more»
1982 Best Cafe, Sidewalk, in a Mall

Romagnoli’s Table

Salem
One of the Marketplace's best, in a North Shore waterfront location that doesn't yet have Boston's crowds. read more»
1981 Best Cafe, Sidewalk

Ben’s Café, Maison Robert

Boston
Old City Hall never had it so good. Not only is the setting a bit of peace amid the downtown hubub, but the Café itself [...] read more»