Boston’s seven favorite spots for morning coffee

There are few cities that love coffee as much as Boston, and that’s why coffee culture is booming here. That also means that there’s no shortage of awesome options in the Hub. Here are seven cafés that are perfect for a delicious morning coffee, latte, or espresso.

Barrington Coffee Roasting Company

Stark white and a bit like a laboratory, Barrington Coffee in Fort Point is the coffee connoisseur’s dream, with beans sourced from around the world. They also have a great selection of grab-and-go pastries to pair with your coffee on the way to work.

The Thinking Cup

This cozy coffee shop on the edge of the Boston Commons is a refuge, with its comfy chairs and relaxed environment. Check out the latte selection, which boasts homemade syrups. There are killer croissant and tart options.

Flat Black Coffee

This Boston-based coffee shop is the perfect destination for recent U.S. transplants. Stop by for a proper flat black or flat white (they actually know what that is here) and delicious breakfast pastries.

Boston Common Coffee Co.

Forever busy and always tasty, Boston Common Coffee Co. is located in Downtown Crossing. Be prepared to wait in line, but it’s worth it. The convenient location makes it a favorite for downtown office workers.

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Ogawa Coffee

A far-flung outpost of a chain from Japan, this recent addition to the downtown coffee scene specializes in expertly crafted lattes. Ample seating means you can relax among the latte lovers, who often Instagram the foam art in their cups.

Jaho Coffee & Tea

This is one of the most beautiful coffee shops in Boston. The local coffee roaster is perfect for sitting down and taking a breather before starting your day. It also has a sibling in the South End that serves wine at night.

Gracenote Coffee

This is the espresso bar of your European dreams, in a wood-accented, warehouse-like space at the edge of the Financial District. The baristas here are clearly passionate about their craft. Stop by for a deeply satisfying espresso you’ll dream about for weeks.

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