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.
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.
Straight from Brazil, I Love Milkshakes takes the concept of self-serve yogurt one step further. Here, cups get filled with either ice cream or frozen yogurt, then blended with fruit or other sweets to create a sippable treat. To complement their sweet shakes, customers can warm up with hot coffee drinks or nosh on waffles wrapped around a stick, perfect for dunking or beating away a corn-dog salesman.
Cuisine Type: American/Italian breakfast and lunch
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Omelets, eggs benedicts
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: No
In addition to satisfying grumbling stomachs with traditional diner breakfast and lunchtime staples?all of which are made to order in house?the chefs at Revere Center Caf? offer more creative options. These include a chicken- or tuna-salad sandwich that replaces the bread with breaded eggplant, or Sazon potato and chicken omelets ?both of which are popular with the customers, according to owner Roger. Classic eats at the restaurant include chocolate-chip pancakes, steak and eggs, burgers, and fresh salads.
Hailed as 1 of 11 coffee shops that “put Boston on the map,” according to the Boston Globe, Simon's Coffee Shop decided the only way to top itself was to literally put itself on the map again. Despite just opening, Simon’s Too looks a little more grown-up than its predecessor. Instead of playful orange walls, the coffee shop has exposed brick; instead of scrawling the menu items in multicolored chalk, the baristas print them carefully with white block letters. But Simon’s Too still has the same energy as the flagship location. And it still uses only local coffee, which is brewed from beans roasted in Arlington and Acton. Like a cartoon pie cooling on a windowsill, the coffee bean grinder entices guests with its deep aromas, luring patrons to the wooden counter to order one of the day’s available soups or a signature drink concocted by a La Marzocco espresso machine.
The upscale shops and restaurants of the Back Bay provide a picturesque backdrop for afternoon tea at London Cafe, nestled inside the brownstone façade of Royalton Suites. The lobby's hanging chandelier beckons visitors inside the boutique hotel, where they can assemble in the tearoom to sample classic English teas, sandwiches, and pastries shaped like their favorite Beatle.