Can’t-Miss Coffee Spots in Cambridge
Fall is officially upon us. Halloween will pretty much be here tomorrow and Thanksgiving a few days later, which means Christmas is basically next week. Gulp.
Before we let the organized chaos of the holiday season take over our lives, we figured we should press the pause button one last time and dedicate some time to ourselves. Is there a better way to escape into the present than with a hot cup of coffee, a fresh baked treat and a good book? To help you achieve this bliss, we rounded up some can’t-miss coffee spots in Cambridge.
Right in the heart of Harvard Square, Crema café has a European atmosphere accompanied by handcrafted drinks from house-roasted beans. They recommend the Red Crema (Rooibos latte sweetened with honey and speckled with cinnamon) and Felipe’s Hot Cocoa (delicious hot chocolate with a spicy, Mexican kick). Did we mention they also have an extensive collection of French pastries?
27 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
A former antique auction house that has been transformed into an artisanal coffee shop, Dwelltime is an architectural marvel. With an elegant copper bar running through the roomy interior and strung up gooseneck street lamps, this coffee shop has the look and feel of the 1940’s. In fact, the tin ceilings, maple wood floors and façade have all been restored to their historic conditions. How’s the coffee? Nothing short of delicious.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Co-owned by Jennifer Park and Tucker Lewis, Diesel Café has a laid-back atmosphere and locally sourced menu that draws in locals from miles around. They use Intelligentsia, Stumptown and Counter Culture coffees to make their signature drinks. All of their pastries are baked fresh daily at Forge Baking Company (also owned by them), located just down the block on Somerville Avenue. So if you’re ever craving hot chocolate with hazelnut, caramel and topped with house-made whipped cream (aka Tuck’s Turtle), then you know where to go.
257 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144
There you have it. While the weather is still tolerable and walking down the street doesn’t require five layers of clothing, take the time to relax at one of these local gems. And brace yourselves, winter is coming. – Anastasiya Lyamina