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By adamg - 10/21/20 - 9:19 am

With fewer BU students around, the Starbucks at 500 Commonwealth Ave. is calling it quits, at least until next semester, the Daily Free Press reports.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 10:43 pm
Fleet of battle-ready Dunkin' Donutsmobiles

Roy G Biv came across this fleet of Dunksmobiles ready to roll into action. He could not, of course, disclose the location.

By adamg - 8/29/20 - 2:02 pm

Word reaches the UHub listening station that, with approval from the Boston Licensing Board, the Starbucks on Rte. 1A south in East Boston will start 24-hour drive-thru service on Monday.

By adamg - 8/15/20 - 11:48 am

Starbucks goes before the Licensing Board for the City that Always Sleeps next week for permission to keep its outlet at 430 McClellan Highway, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 2:14 pm

Mark Richmond asks:

Who is roasting "quality" coffee available for pickup?

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By adamg - 4/28/20 - 10:47 am
Licensing Board meets on Zoom

The licensing board held its first Zoomed hearings last week.

The Boston Licensing Board last week approved plans for a bakery cafe in one of the new residential buildings on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and a cafe and lemonade stand on Newbury Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/19 - 11:39 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a new Dunkin' Donuts at 296 Cambridge St. at the base of Beacon Hill, closing what is now an almost half-mile gap between the Dunkin' Donuts at 106 Cambridge St. and the one at 161 Charles St. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 4:49 pm
Dead tired coffee drinker in Roslindale

Jennifer M reports that a fellow customer at the Green T coffeehouse in Roslindale today was just dead to the world.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 10:27 am

The Well, a coffeehouse that sprang from an East Boston church and which currently has shops at South Station and on State Street downtown, hopes to open a coffeehouse in East Boston's Central Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 9:23 am

Meg McClaff alerts us that the Starbucks at 165 Newbury St., between Dartmouth and Exeter, will serve its last latte ever sometime before 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 - forcing its regulars to walk a whole two blocks to the one at 750 Boylston St., or, if that one becomes overloaded beyond endurance, a half mile to the one at 350 Newbury St. or the one at 443 Boylston St.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 11:44 am

Gerly Adrien at Tipping Cow in Somerville reports Tipping Cow and a couple of partners will be replacing Monumental Cupcakes on South Street with Monumental Market, which will feature ice cream, nut-free baked goods and coffee.

By adamg - 2/21/19 - 3:04 pm
Inside the Square Root

Update: The live music started tonight.

The Square Root opened today at Corinth Street and Belgrade Avenue, serving, for now, a limited menu of coffees and baked goods. Read more

By adamg - 1/31/19 - 3:01 pm

Susan Senator was a regular at the recently shut Peet's.

There are so many coffee shops in Brookline but to me, none have the quirky, warm, comfortable feel of Peet’s. CC Peet’s is like the nerdy shabby beloved absent-minded-professor of coffee shops, kind of Intelligentsia with a hippie edge.

By adamg - 12/15/18 - 11:21 am

Coffee Break Cafe quietly opened this week on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue, in the spot vacated by Bean and Cream. It's the fourth outlet for the Quincy-based coffee shop.

By adamg - 11/30/18 - 4:10 pm
Caffe Aromi

Caffe Aromi, on Centre Street in Hyde Square, re-opened this week, with the same unusual backless chairs with air holes it had when it shut in 2015.

It's in the space once occupied by the June Bug Cafe, which the landlord rented the space to after essentially forcing out Bella Luna and the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes - a sad reminder of which remains on one of the handles in the doorway to the basement where the bowling alley used to be: Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/18 - 11:51 am
Turkey at a Dunkin' Donuts

Nicholas Agri caught that most New England of scenes this morning: A turkey heading for the entrance of a Dunkin' Donuts, in Winthrop.

By adamg - 9/27/18 - 9:59 am
Bag of New England Coffee Co. hazelnut-creme coffee

A federal judge this week dismissed a lawsuit over the lack of hazelnuts in a local company's Hazelnut Crème Coffee as a whole latte nothing because the woman who brought the suit didn't make a strong enough case on exactly how she was harmed. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/18 - 5:00 pm

A Boston health inspector today ordered Flat Black Coffee, 50 Broad St., shut until it can clean up the mess caused when its ice machine caught fire. This includes cleaning up the "heavy buildup of water, soot, and chemical discharge on floor," thoroughly cleaning pretty much every surface in the place and having somebody haul away the remains of the ice machine.

By adamg - 6/29/18 - 10:47 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a community meeting last night on the proposed Cross Street building that would include a Starbucks (and posts video of the entire meeting, should you enjoy nearly three hours of tenseness and anger).

By Daan - 6/11/18 - 9:13 am

Any recommendations for a restaurant that makes a fancy Spanish coffee? The kind where the glass is heated from burning some liquor in the glass, then frosted with sugar and then with the beverage built up?

Or are there restaurants that make this kind of beverage whether Spanish or not?

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