The City’s First Oatmeal Café Is Opening in Davis Square

It'll serve up customizable oatmeal bowls and hot beverages.

UPDATED, October 13, 2016: Oat Shop announced via Instagram that it officially has a home: 22 College Avenue in Somerville’s Davis Square, the old site of American Bakers Cafe. It’s not open yet, but stay tuned for updates.

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If you’re the kind of person who walks out of a frozen yogurt shop with 18 different toppings in your bowl, you’ll want to keep your eye on a new business headed for Davis Square.

Billed as “Boston’s first oatmeal café,” Oat Shop will offer a full menu of “customized oatmeal bowls,” according to Eater Boston. The latest in a string of healthy fast casual openings, including Sweetgreen and Dig Inn, it’s currently slated to open this fall at an undisclosed Davis Square location, just in time for hot breakfast weather.

Before then, though, Oat Shop is running a summer pop-up series at Brookline’s the Middle Gray, so you won’t have to wait until fall to get your artisanal oat fix. A peek at its menu reveals a few tricked-out sweet (apple pie, PB&J) and savory (Sriracha fried egg) options, available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Despite the reigning popularity of overnight oats on the Internet, Oat Shop will be one of the only restaurants in the country to focus solely on oatmeal. Whether or not the idea spreads, we support the movement to make oatmeal hip again.

Visit the Oat Shop pop-up at the Middle Gray, 6 Station St., Brookline,