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.
There’s nothing like the smell of freshly ground coffee beans on a Saturday morning, and, if you don’t have a coffee pot on hand in your dorm, you can satisfy this caffeine craving at one of Boston’s hidden gems: Curio Coffee and Wine Bar.
In the dynamic Seaport District in downtown Boston, there is always something new and interesting in the works. One enclave of the neighborhood plays host to four small spaces for pop-up shops, and a recent attraction has been the opening of Cupcake Mojo.