Cafes in Malden

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As a candy shop, ice cream parlor, bakery, and coffee destination, Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream has a little something sweet for everyone. In glass jars above the coolers, brightly-colored candy wrappers make a rainbow of options. Meanwhile, the pastry case shelves are lined with a wide variety fresh-baked muffins that pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee?ground and brewed behind the counter?while scoops of ice cream are offered year-round, even during national gazpacho week.

687 Salem St
Malden,
MA
US

Once they open the shop in the early morning, Jitters Cafe's sandwich makers stop looking at the clock. They prepare their slate of breakfast paninis any time of the day, giving patrons the ability to bite into hot ham-and-egg sandwiches or scarf down grilled-cheese sandwiches whenever the mood strikes. The lunch hour unlocks another list of paninis and salads that join in the hunger-fighting mission throughout the rest of the day. Each sandwich is made with bread freshly delivered that morning from local sources and pairs well with the shop’s brewed coffee.

12 Main St.
Melrose,
MA
US

Heirloom Coffee possesses a magic door to Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam—or at least that’s how it seems as they endlessly stock their shelves with the country and region’s best coffees. Their coffee reaches nearly every US state and territory, a feat achieved by shooting the bags of beans out of a huge circus cannon. Out of their red-trimmed office in Medford, the coffee connoisseurs also educate the public on brewing their beverages through detailed seminars that span coffee’s history and culture before diving into a hands-on brewing and tasting lesson with take-home samples and equipment.

200 Boston Ave
Medford,
MA
US

As part of the Hillside Quickie family of delectable eating establishments, Sage Cafe stands as one of Capitol Hill’s original vegan bakeries, specializing in a bevy of scrumptious desserts. Sage’s decadent cupcakes are fit to bursting with rich, delicious flavor, sans the tears of cuddly kittens. Each savory cake is lovingly baked without dairy, eggs, or honey, harnessing the environmentally friendly power of smiles, happy thoughts, and vanilla extract to forge their sweet treats instead. Choose from a delicious array of flavors, including chocolate cream-cheese espresso, rich dark cocoa and vanilla bean buttercream, double chocolate orange, chocolate chai, vanilla pumpkin pie, and vanilla custard buttercream to satiate your grumbling belly and to sign a peace treaty with your digestive tract.

283 Boston Ave
Medford,
MA
US

PotatoFreak is a unique concept. The restaurant features 2 venues in one: a Dining Lounge and a Chocolate Express Fondue feature offering customers variety while offering exclusive dining experience and the excitement of express fruit/chocolate fondue within a single establishment. The restaurant features a cozy and open co

102 Washington St
Somerville,
MA
US

Amid an atmosphere as warm and welcoming as an apple pie's innards, Petsi Pies deftly whips up a bevy of tantalizing baked goods that playfully tease palates with smile-inducing flavors and witty observational humor. The pie shop's variety of sweet and savory pies such as the 9” ($20) chicken pot pie, bacon leek swiss, and spinach ricotta demonstrate that pies can be dinner as well as dessert, while sweet pies such as the 6” ($7) southern pecan, Mississippi mud, and apple crumb prove once and for all that pies are good for more than just smuggling metal files into prison and Achaeans into Troy. Loading up on 10'' lemon meringues, banana chocolate cream, and mixed berry pies ($20 each) is recommended if you anticipate your next fete being crashed by three ugly guys who are constantly slapping each other. Several bakery treats are also available, including snickerdoodles, banana-chip muffins, scones, and coffeecake.

285 Beacon St
Somerville,
MA
US