Although it offers drinks and café fare to go, Fortissimo Coffeehouse is no drive-thru pit stop. Instead, the coffeehouse cultivates a welcoming charm with record players spinning classic vinyl and small, intimate tables perfect for a lunch date or an afternoon of getting work done. The team behind the counter helps further either of these pursuits by mixing up steaming cups of coffee, lattes flavored with Monin syrups, and smoothies filled with more fruit than the Chiquita Banana lady’s headshots. Alongside the drinks, baristas make and serve a select menu of breakfast dishes, veggie-filled wraps, and a range of paninis that can be converted into salads. The menu incorporates a variety of flavors, creating unique options like the popular Uncle Toni, which combines jerk turkey with chipotle-smoked gouda, colorful peppers, and guava spread on a choice of panini or atop a bed of salad.
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.
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.
Cherry Bomb Bakery combines creative cakery tricks with fresh, scrumptious ingredients to provide new spins on cupcake classics. With this deal, you'll get a dozen of Cherry Bomb's imaginative cakes, with the option to include up to 12 different flavors. Cherry Bomb's lineup includes the Double Chocolate: chocolate cake topped with chocolate buttercream and a slice of chocolate-covered bacon—best eaten while sitting in a hot-cocoa sauna. The Irish Carbomb uses Guinness stout cake and Bailey's icing, and the Red Velvet Sexiness is topped with vanilla buttercream. Cookie purists can salivate over Cherry Bomb's Cookies and Cream cake, which is crowned with crumbly buttercream. Cherry Bomb also offers plenty of vegan options, from the Vegan Corn Bread to the tropical-inspired Coconut cake.
As the sun crests over Plymouth Harbor every morning, Plimoth Bay Cafe is open to greet it, cracking its doors at 5 a.m. to serve coffee and breakfast sandwiches every day of the week. As the day grows warmer and the rest of the wharf wakes up, the café starts assembling meatball sandwiches and folding meat and veggies into wraps. Visitors can perch at an outdoor picnic table or savor the salty breeze from deck chairs in front of the cozy eatery. The staff fills cones and sundaes with Giffords ice cream, a perfect treat for couples walking along the waterfront or the perfect cover for bandits planning a heist on the high seas.
Though its name evokes Italian cuisine, Cafe Romano supplements its Italian bites with American diner classics. Old-country entrees such as frittatas or a dish of eggs, red bliss potatoes, and meat share space on the breakfast menu with American-style hash browns and eggs. At lunch, diners can dig into housemade lasagna or pastrami sandwiches.