Paris, New York, Bangkok, Nantucket, Boston, and now Newton are all locations where Douglass Williams, chef and owner of MIDA in Roxbury, is sharing his expertise of cooking deliciously simple Italian cuisine.
As the end of a school year like no other approaches, college students throughout Boston need their caffeine more than ever. In the face of looming finals and a multitude of papers, the Vietnamese coffee shop Cicada Coffee Bar might just be the perfect study escape.
Brookline Booksmith has served as an integral part of Coolidge Corner for over 60 years as an independent and family-owned bookstore. The bookstore has now expanded into the food industry with The Novel Kitchen, offering a place for customers to sit and grab a bite to eat with friends or a good book within its store.
With locations in both Harvard Square and Downtown Crossing, Spyce offers the Boston area healthy bowls packed with flavor—and prepared by robots.
With an urban charm, the French Press Bakery & Cafe in Needham Center looks both chic and delicious. The minimalist furniture, limited decorations, and neutral color palette add a modern flair and energy to the center. Pristinely organized pastries and baked goods line the shelves of the French Press dessert case.
Soleil, a local breakfast-lunch spot in Roxbury, fosters a sense of community alongside its homestyle food. The restaurant, under the leadership of chef and owner Cheryl Straughter, has gained a loyal following within the community.
Opening a business during a pandemic is not an easy task, especially when the grand opening is based on a takeout menu alone. The husband and wife team of Tim and Nancy Cushman originally intended to open Bianca on March 19, but the opening was delayed by the pandemic.
Geometry and baking come together at Jonquils Cafe and Bakery, a self-proclaimed “cosmopolitan cafe” whose main attraction is the playfully shaped layer cakes.
“It is family run, it is female run, it is minority run. It is a Brighton-area small business, and we need businesses like this. We appreciate the support of our customers,” Lavin said.