Fuel Up for Free in Boston on National Coffee Day

Several local cafés and chains are celebrating this Friday.

Have another cup of coffee: This Friday, September 29, marks National Coffee Day, and you can get a hug in a mug for free across Boston. Although the origins of this celebration are based more in the Internet than in any history, it will extend beyond the screen. Local retailers are offering up deals to satisfy your caffeine craving.

Bon Me Vietnamese iced coffee. / Photo provided

Bon Me

Sign up for the Vietnamese food truck’s email newsletter before 3 p.m. on Thursday, and you’ll receive a coupon for a free Vietnamese Iced Coffee with an entree purchase.

313 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston, 857-350-4035, and other locations, bonmetruck.com.

The interior of Coppersmith Café

Coppersmith Café. / Photo provided

Coppersmith Café

South Boston coffee lovers can grab a free, small hot or iced coffee from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Coppersmith gets its coffee locally, from the family-owned Blue Fire Coffee Roasters in Hopedale.

40 W. 3rd St., South Boston, 617-658-3452, coppersmithboston.com.

A hot coffee and an iced coffee from Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms. / Photo provided

Cumberland Farms

Customers heading to this New England-born convenience store can text “freecoffee” to 64827 to receive a mobile coupon for a free hot or iced Farmhouse Blend or Bold Coffee, a cup of tea, a cappuccino, or a hot chocolate of any size. Cumberland Farms will also reinstate its Free Coffee Fridays on October 13 and 27.

Various locations, cumberlandfarms.com.

Steamed milk poured into a hot beverage cup labeled "Davio's"

Davio’s coffee. / Photo provided

Davio’s Take-Out Shop

Next to Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse on Arlington Street, the café will offer a cup of free Fazenda coffee from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

10 St. James Street Galleria Atrium (adjacent to Davio’s, at 75 Arlington St.), Boston, 617-357-4810, davios.com.

A hot Dunkin' Donuts coffee with a croissant

Dunkin’ Donuts will have a buy-one-get-one-free deal on Friday. / Photo provided

Dunkin’ Donuts

Buy one, get one free all day long at the New England staple. Any customer who purchases a medium, large, or extra-large cup of Dunkin’ Donuts signature hot coffee will receive a medium hot coffee for free.

Various locations, dunkindonuts.com.

A cart with coffee and donuts outside Fairmont Copley Plaza

Fairmont Copley Plaza will have chocolate, chocolate-glazed, citrus old fashioned, coconut Dulce de Leche, and vanilla mocha cruller mini doughnuts. / Photo provided

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Outside the Dartmouth Street hotel, sip on a free cup of cold brew and snack on freshly-baked mini doughnuts on your way to work. A hotel cart will be set up outside the Fairmont’s entrance from 7-9 a.m. Visitors can also enter a contest for a gift basket filled with H.C. Valentine coffee and accessories.

138 St. James Ave., Boston, 617-267-5300, fairmont.com.


This Cambridge coffee shop is teaming up with Barrington Coffee Roasters to offer 50 free hot coffees from 7:30-10 a.m. We hear it pairs well with breakfast pastries.

284 Broadway, Cambridge, longfellowscambridge.com.

Coffee is strained through a filter, with a bag of beans in the background

Peet’s Coffee. / Photo provided

Peet’s Coffee

Drink a cuppa now, then make more at home later. Peet’s customers can get 25 percent off all beans, scoring each purchaser a free drip coffee or tea. If you can’t make it into a store, buy the discounted beans online using promo code “COFFEEDAY17.”

Various locations, peets.com.