Madhouse Cafe is a new addition to Madhouse Motors, Boston’s iconic and sole Motorcycle Shop, located at 24 Blue Hill Avenue on the cusp of Nubian Square in Roxbury. The newly opened cafe is already making a name for itself in the Boston food scene as the winner of Eater’s “Best New Restaurants of 2023,” Boston Magazine’s “Best New Cafe,” and a 2022 Boston Globe Award, according to the cafe.
The manager of Madhouse Cafe, Sarah Hope, says “We were born from a desire to gather and be in community. Our philosophy is rooted in the power of coffee to create community and unity – transcending social barriers of class, culture, and gender. We curated this space to feel as cozy as a cup of hot tea, yet as lively as a full house on a holiday.”
Lebanese classics meet local sourcing at Madhouse Cafe
Madhouse prides itself as a local hangout. In addition to the symbiotic relationship, it shares with its sister company, Madhouse Motors, the cafe sources ingredients from the Boston community. Served daily in-house is Cambridge native, Broadsheet Coffee Roasters. Some of the specialties at Madhouse Cafe include Lebanese hand pies, locally roasted coffee, and a house-made Sweet Tahini Latte!
There are also dozens of other coffee options, from hot to iced and just about everything in between! Customize your blend, milk, and froth to find your perfect drink!
Also, on the Madhouse menu are a Spinach Sfeha, Meat Kibbeh (a Lebanese meatball made with bulghur and beef), Za’atar Bread, Hummus, and Lahmuguen(a Turkish pizza). Complete your meal with a sweet option like the baklava trio, almond croissant, or lemon pound cake.
The woman-owned cafe itself is ornately decorated with gold and green wallpaper, exposed wood ceilings, multicolored throw pillows, and lavish hanging planters. Gold dining tables embossed with Arabic create a feel more akin to Lebanon than Boston.
After devouring your meal, check out the antique motors at Madhouse Motors! Vroom vroom!
Find Madhouse Cafe and Madhouse Motors at 24 Blue Hill Avenue. Boston
The cafe is open Tuesday-Sunday from 8 AM to 4 PM