Coffee

By - 7/27/12 - 11:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for a Dunkin' Donuts opposite the Roxbury Crossing T stop, over the opposition of the local neighborhood association, the mayor's office and City Councilor Mike Ross, who argued Tremont Street already had enough places to get coffee.

Joel and Janel Silveira, who will own the franchise, already operate another Dunkin' Donuts on the other side of the hill, in Brigham Circle.

By - 7/25/12 - 5:39 pm

A Fort Point resident is seeking liquor and food-serving licenses to open a wine bar in the Channel Center Street building where he lives.

Brian Bresnahan's lawyer, Diane Modica, told the Boston Licensing Board today his proposed Internal Matter, 35 Channel Center Street, would give the area's burgeoning population of residents and workers a place to hang out after work and "have a glass of wine and eat something special." Bresnahan, a photographer, hopes to eventually add unspecified performances to the space, Modica said.

By - 7/25/12 - 11:34 am

A group of Mission Hill residents traveled to City Hall this morning to support a Dunkin' Donuts proposed for a long-vacant storefront across from the Roxbury Crossing T stop. But a neighborhood association and city officials oppose the shop because, they say, there are already enough places along Tremont Street to grab a cup of coffee.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Joel and Janel Silveira open a new Dunkin' Donuts at 1447 Tremont St., in a space that has been vacant for ten years. The couple already own a Dunkin' Donuts franchise at the other end of the hill, at 1631 Tremont St. in Brigham Circle.

By - 6/16/12 - 8:48 am

A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open a new Dunk's at 895 Morton St., near the commuter-rail stop - and just down the road from Regal Donuts.

The proposed donuterie would be open 5 a.m. to midnight and have a drive-thru.

By - 5/23/12 - 8:26 am

Steve reports Southie's PS Gourmet Coffee is now officially open at the old Loonie's Liquors location.

Ed. note: Cool beans and all, but shouldn't they have called it Crazy Coffee?

By - 5/3/12 - 9:14 am

Dwelltime on Broadway reports too many people have been using its tables as a cheap coworking space, and that's "run at odds with our aspirations of developing dwelltime as a social hub." So no more WiFi between 11:30 and 3, starting on Friday.

By - 4/12/12 - 3:33 pm

The Chelsea Record can't restrain its enthusiasm for the city's first Starbucks - finally, proof that Chelsea is no longer a gritty backwater where people have no appreciation for "a richer, sometimes exotically mixed cup of coffee" but instead a more refined community on the move:

A Starbucks in Chelsea is a good barometer of things that are happening here.

Better yet, it is a good barometer of things to come.

We welcome Starbucks.

What a wonderful addition to the mall.

By - 2/10/12 - 7:34 am

Artist Mary Sheehan Winn posts a photo of an oil painting she recently did on commission: A Dunkin' Donuts cup and some jelly-filled Munchkins:

This painting is a commission done from a similar painting, for a pair of sisters. I don't know who's going to end up with it but they are both DD fans. I admit I was hindered some (mentally) by having already done this same painting, but I set up my still life anyway and did it again. Hope I captured the same feeling that drew them to it.

By - 2/9/12 - 4:48 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a license for a Starbucks at 1944 Beacon St., across the street from a Dunkin' Donuts.

By - 12/4/11 - 9:43 pm

The Herald alerts us to a new place moving into Porter Exchange in Porter Square.

By - 11/4/11 - 10:26 am

Keurig, the Reading-based maker of single-serving coffee machines, is suing a California company that makes knock-off K-cups.

By - 10/15/11 - 9:06 pm

Cambridge Day reports on a conclave of Cambridge cafe owners gathering to commiserate, share gossip and, yes, complain about single-serving coffee pods.

By - 8/13/11 - 9:39 am

Bruegger's, which sells bagels in the Village of Chestnut Hill mall on VFW Parkway, is converting the store next door into a Timothy's Cafe, fair-trade coffee, baked goods and sandwiches.

Bruegger's bought the chain from its Canadian founders and plans to expand it across the US. The West Roxbury outlet will be either the second or third Timothy's in the US.

There's currently one Starbucks in West Roxbury, but on the other side of the neighborhood, by Roche Bros. on Centre Street.

By - 8/10/11 - 10:36 am

The Feast interviews Jennifer Lee, owner of Myong Dong, on why she decided to replace the Allston Cafe next door to her place with her own coffeehouse after she heard Starbucks was talking to the landlord:

"I thought that would be awful for Allston, and that is nothing that we stand for."

By - 7/20/11 - 12:26 pm

A Truman Parkway habitue pleads with the Mayor's Hotline to get a Coffee Break Cafe where the new Stop & Shop is going in.

The Hotline responds, "your case has been resolved," which is probably a polite way of saying "no."

By - 5/24/11 - 7:38 pm

BosGuy profiles profiles the four coffeehouses within two blocks of his home.

Ed. note: Four?!? Here in Roslindale, we have one coffeehouse for the entire neighborhood, but we like it.

By - 4/26/11 - 6:14 pm

Redd'sCharlie Redd, late of the South End's Coda, reports his Redd's in Rozzie at what used to be Geoffrey's on Washington Street, is now open.

So far, dinner hours only (1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday). Full bar, he reports. The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers his request to buy the liquor license from Beth McNichols, who owns the building and who ran Salute before leasing it to Geoffrey's and then, briefly, Adams Park, before teaming up with Redd.

Meanwhile, looks like somebody is getting ready to open an ice-cream place on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue, next to Cappy's Pizza. Although it's called Bean & Cream, and has a coffee-cup in its logo, Hyde Park denizen Mike Ball informs us (see the comments), it'll be run as an ice-cream place, not a coffee house.

Bean and Cream

By - 4/12/11 - 6:55 am

These days, Marc Levy can afford to buy a sandwich or two at Diesel. But he recalls his unemployment days when he'd spent hours there slowly munching on a bag of its day-old bagels - or furtively consuming the granola he'd stored in his backpack:

By - 4/6/11 - 4:32 pm

Fazenda

Java Jo's across from the Forest Hills T stop is being transmogrified into an outlet for the Needham-based Fazenda Coffee Roasters, which promises "small batch-roasted coffee with a sandwich and pastry menu."

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

Ed. lame note: If they called it Tazenda, they could attract fans of Azimov's Foundation series, although that might not be a large enough market on which to base a business.

By - 11/11/10 - 3:05 pm

Allston Cafe, at the corner of Harvard and Brighton avenues, tweeted today it's closing forever:

It brings us great sadness to announce that Saturday Nov. 13th will be our last day of business. Sat 8-3pm, Sun 2-6pm Open House Goodbye :(