5 Great Coffee Shops in Boston’s South End

Boston’s South End is a cultural hub that grows more trendy by the day. Like with any up-and-coming neighborhood, this area has acquired quite a few notable cafes over the years. Here are five of our favorite coffee shops in Boston’s South End.


This South End spot has made it onto several “best coffee shop” lists, and is widely considered to be among the top 100 coffee shops in the United States. There’s a lovely atrium in the back of the coffee shop that fills the space with natural light, as well as a deck with outdoor seating for the warmer months. Don’t miss the signature pour over and the lattes made with housemade syrups.

Render. 563 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02118


Known for its toasts and breakfast sandwiches, this cafe serves up Equator Coffee in drip and espresso forms. Also, make sure to try the salted toffee latte with a bagel or croissant. It’s also only a five-minute walk from SoWa, the award-winning Boston market that showcases the best of the area’s food and drink, art, music, and other vendors.

South End Buttery. 314 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 02118


Flour has several locations throughout Boston with devoted customer base. Flour’s chef, Joanne Chang, won the James Beard award for Outstanding Baker in 2016 after several nominations. Once you’ve had one of the famous sticky buns, you’ll understand what all the hype is about. The shop’s delicious coffee comes from Fazenda roasters, and is best enjoyed with a cookie.

Flour Bakery & Cafe. 1595 Washington St. Boston, MA 02118


Just down the street from flower, Jaho offers coffee prepared all different ways: French press, siphon, a variety of espresso drinks, chemex or pour-over. Another winning feature of this popular spot is breakfast sandwiches all day long.

Jaho Coffee and Tea. 1651 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118


The Australian cafe is beloved for its traditional Australian meat pies and extensive iced coffee list. The Thai iced tea and iced mocha latte are can’t-fails. Along with something caffeinated, make sure to try one of their classic “Aussie pies.” One of the best specials is The Ned Kelly (Beef, Bacon, Egg & Cheese).o.

Cuppacoffee. 57 Traveler St., Boston, MA 02188