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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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.

The board meeting begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room... Read more

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.

David explains why that won't work - the slacker workers will just set up 4G hotspots and keep on hoggin.'... Read more

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

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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

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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.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Keurig says the Rogers Family Co.'s OneCups violate two Keurig patents (here and here) for a "brew chamber for a single serve beverage brewer."

Rogers sells its single-serving containers as being fully... Read more

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... Read more

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."

... Read more
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... Read more

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:

Worst of all was that in addition to taking up space and sucking up electricity, I wasn't tipping. Every

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


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... Read more

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 :(

The cafe started as a Herrell's ice-cream shop in 1984, but split from Herrell's last year when the chain decided to bring... Read more