Sometimes, you go to a cafe to get some work done. But other times, you just want to savor the moment of enjoying freshly brewed coffee in a gorgeous setting! That’s where these 8 cafés come into the picture: not only do they have great-tasting drinks, but they also have the best-decorated interiors we’ve seen in Boston. Find the most photogenic coffee shops in Boston down below:
1. Cicada Coffee Bar, Inman Square
Cicada is a must-visit for two reasons: 1. their absolutely delectable sea salt coffee (which not as bitter as you’d expect – it pairs perfectly with the sweetened condensed milk), and 2. the overall ambience of this low-key, cozy Cambridge coffee house. There’s no wifi but plenty of books, and during the warmer months you can enjoy their lovely garden in the backyard, too.
Find Cicada at 106 Prospect St Cambridge, MA 02139.
2. Caffé Vittoria, North End
Established in 1929, Caffé Vittoria was the very first Italian cafe founded in Boston, perfectly situated in the North End. The cafe is steeped in history, from its traditional marble floors and charming, old-world decor to its illustrious collection of vintage coffee and espresso machines. Guests are surrounded by a museum-like assortment of coffee-brewing artifacts as they sip their drinks, inviting them to reflect on the history of coffee.
Find Caffe Vittoria at 290-296 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113.
3. Glasser Coffee Company, Brighton
With greenery and vintage furniture abounding, Glasser Coffee Co. has a wonderfully homey atmosphere where you can enjoy your morning beverages. And what beverages they have! Rose matcha lattes, Vietnamese cold brews, and black lavender London Fogs are all on the menu and calling your name. Plus, they have great foods options like breakfast tacos and fresh pastries.
Find Glasser Coffee Co. at 589 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135.
4. Phinista Cafe, Fenway
Phinista, Boston’s very own French-Vietnamese Cafe, is the definition of a cozy café. Delicate floral wallpaper and vintage wooden furniture make you feel like at home in this tiny, cute cafe. The menu combines delicious French breakfast fare like crepes and tartines with a Vietnamese flavor palette.
Find Phinista at 96 Peterborough St, Boston, MA.
5. Jonquil’s Cafe, Back Bay
It might be physically impossible to buy a Jonquil’s pastry without taking a photo of it – seriously, these geometric delights are that photogenic. In addition to their exquisite food, Jonquil’s Cafe is a beauty as well, with a giant plant wall spanning two floors – the perfect backdrop for your Insta photos!
Find Jonquil’s Cafe at 125 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116
6. Cafe Susu by Suitsupply, Back Bay
Tucked inside of a suit store on Newbury Street, you’ll find Cafe Susu – the perfect spot for a mid-shopping trip pick-me-up. Lime green couches and black-and-white pinwheel tables decorate the seating area, creating the perfect spot to snap a photo of your morning latte and pastry.
Find Cafe Susu at 240A Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116.
7. Tatte Bakery, Multiple Locations
Okay, we all know about Tatte Bakery by now – with almost 20 locations throughout the Boston area, it’s hard to miss those subway tile floors, funky light fixtures, and elegant stacks of abounding pastries. While it’s a familiar option, all the Tatte locations are consistently some of the best-looking spots to get your morning joe in the city!
Find all of Tatte’s Boston locations on their website.
8. Sip Cafe, Downtown
One of our favorite Boston cafes,Sip Cafe is the ideal cafe for those warmer months, showcasing the natural beauty of the flowers and gingko trees in Norman B. Leventhal Park in Post Office Square. This bright, greenhouse-y coffee shop has delicious espresso, drip coffee, and light eats with a killer location to match.
Find Sip Cafe at 0 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02110.