Highest-rated cafes in Boston, according to Yelp

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May 10, 2023
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Highest-rated cafes in Boston, according to Yelp

From the first coffee houses in the Ottoman Empire to Boston's London Coffee House, cafes have always been an egalitarian place to gather, sip, and share ideas, many of which have changed the world.

During the Enlightenment, cafes would regularly entertain the likes of Voltaire, Rousseau, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Isaac Newton. Later, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre would spend hours in cafes, pondering their works and holding court alongside other intellectuals.

Needless to say, coffee and cafes beget some revolutionary ideas; sipping a cup may even be a political act. When settlers dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to send a message to the British empire, tea became a British loyalist's drink, and coffee became a popular substitute. Unsurprisingly, Boston's London Coffee House opened in 1689, was soon renamed the American Coffee House. Later on in Philadelphia, Merchant Coffee House, also known as the City Tavern, would host the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Paul Revere, as well as witness an early reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Many other coffee shops steeped in history abound in the United States, including New York City's Caffe Reggio. Founded in 1927, it was the first to serve cappuccino in the country, as well as one of the first to use a La Pavoni espresso machine. New Orleans' Cafe du Monde, founded in 1862, is a fixture in the French Quarter for its coffee and beignets.

Whether it's for a cup of Joe, a heady conversation, or simply a place to start the day, cafes have become part of our personal landmarks, so where have others gone to find their refuge or perhaps their perfect dose of caffeine? Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated cafes in Boston using data from Yelp. Rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

#30. Flour Bakery + Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (91 reviews)
- Price: $$
- Adress: 209 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114
- Categories: Cafes, Coffee & Tea, Bakeries
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#29. Greystone Cafe, Bakery, and Provisions

- Rating: 4.5/5 (67 reviews)
- Adress: 123 Appleton St Boston, MA 02116
- Categories: Cafes, Bakeries, Breakfast & Brunch
- Read more on Yelp

#28. 180 Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (18 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 23 Edinboro St Boston, MA 02111
- Categories: Cafes
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#27. Ola Gifts Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (57 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 112 Broadway Somerville, MA 02145
- Categories: Cafes, Bakeries
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#26. Cannonball Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (32 reviews)
- Adress: 383 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02127
- Categories: Cafes
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#25. Faro

- Rating: 4.5/5 (12 reviews)
- Adress: 5 Arrow St Cambridge, MA 02138
- Categories: Cafes, Coffee & Tea
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#24. The Bittersweet Shoppe on Newbury

- Rating: 4.5/5 (92 reviews)
- Adress: 257 Newbury St Boston, MA 02116
- Categories: Cafes, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Breakfast & Brunch
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#23. Tatte Bakery

- Rating: 4.5/5 (97 reviews)
- Price: $$
- Adress: 201 Washington St Boston, MA 02108
- Categories: Bakeries, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes
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#22. Tatte Bakery & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (48 reviews)
- Price: $$
- Adress: 160 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115
- Categories: Cafes, Bakeries
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#21. Cicada Coffee Bar

- Rating: 4.5/5 (143 reviews)
- Price: $$
- Adress: 106 Prospect St Cambridge, MA 02139
- Categories: Vietnamese, Cafes
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#20. Vincent's

- Rating: 4.5/5 (34 reviews)
- Price: $$
- Adress: 233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave Cambridge, MA 02141
- Categories: Wine Bars, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes
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#19. Sultana's Bakery & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (104 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 1585 Commonwealth Ave Brighton, MA 02135
- Categories: Cafes, Bakeries, Mediterranean
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#18. Cafe Beatrice

- Rating: 4.5/5 (94 reviews)
- Adress: 100 N First St Cambridge, MA 02141
- Categories: Cafes
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#17. Brianna's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (10 reviews)
- Adress: 393 Medford St Somerville, MA 02145
- Categories: Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches
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#16. Haley House Bakery Café

- Rating: 4.5/5 (230 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 12 Dade St Roxbury, MA 02119
- Categories: Bakeries, Cafes
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#15. Saigon Tiger

- Rating: 4.5/5 (21 reviews)
- Adress: 7 Holland St Somerville, MA 02144
- Categories: Vietnamese, Cafes, Salad
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#14. Brassica Kitchen & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (414 reviews)
- Price: $$
- Adress: 3710 Washington St Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
- Categories: American (New), Cafes, Cocktail Bars
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#13. Beacon Hill Books & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (27 reviews)
- Adress: 71 Charles St Boston, MA 02114
- Categories: Bookstores, Cafes
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#12. The Little Crepe Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (48 reviews)
- Price: $$
- Adress: 102 Oxford St Cambridge, MA 02138
- Categories: Creperies, Coffee & Tea, Cafes
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#11. Solid Ground Cafe

- Rating: 4.5/5 (92 reviews)
- Adress: 742 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
- Categories: Coffee & Tea, Cafes, Sandwiches
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#10. Third Cliff Bakery

- Rating: 4.5/5 (60 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 3531 Washington St Ste 103 Boston, MA 02130
- Categories: Cafes, Coffee & Tea, Bakeries
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#9. Lulu Green

- Rating: 4.5/5 (89 reviews)
- Price: $$
- Adress: 246 W Broadway Boston, MA 02127
- Categories: Vegan, Juice Bars & Smoothies, Cafes
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#8. Vinal Bakery

- Rating: 5.0/5 (94 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 222 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143
- Categories: Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch, Bakeries
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#7. Bikeeny Caffe

- Rating: 5.0/5 (121 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 62 Summer St Malden, MA 02148
- Categories: Coffee & Tea, Sandwiches, Cafes
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#6. B2 Cafe

- Rating: 5.0/5 (23 reviews)
- Adress: 147 Pleasant St Malden, MA 02148
- Categories: Bakeries, Cafes
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#5. Pueblo Viejo Cafe

- Rating: 5.0/5 (10 reviews)
- Adress: 300 Saratoga St Boston, MA 02128
- Categories: Cafes
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#4. Mister Q Cafe

- Rating: 5.0/5 (49 reviews)
- Adress: 283 Main St Boston, MA 02129
- Categories: Cafes, Desserts, Sandwiches
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#3. Recreo Coffee & Roasterie

- Rating: 5.0/5 (158 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 1876 Centre St West Roxbury, MA 02132
- Categories: Coffee & Tea, Coffee Roasteries, Cafes
- Read more on Yelp

#2. Elmendorf Baking Supplies

- Rating: 5.0/5 (53 reviews)
- Price: $
- Adress: 594 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02141
- Categories: Cafes, Specialty Food, Hobby Shops
- Read more on Yelp

#1. Yego Coffee

- Rating: 5.0/5 (10 reviews)
- Adress: 1212 Broadway Somerville, MA 02144
- Categories: Coffee & Tea, Cafes
- Read more on Yelp

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