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9 Places to Get Coffee in the Neighborhood

Here’s a roundup of local coffee shops in Southie! Now more than ever it’s important to show them some love and support.

Java House

The Java House is a neighborhood favorite amongst Southie veterans and newbies as well.  Located next to the bowling alley on East Broadway, this small coffee shop does the trick offering a variety of iced and hot coffees.  Entering Java House your senses become engulfed by the smell of freshly brewed coffee and delicious muffins baking in the oven.  Pair one of their baked goods with a snickerdoodle coffee and start your day off on the right foot.  The friendly staff and coffee gurus only add to the Java House experience.  Although Java House is cash only, you won’t regret the quick trip to the ATM. The Java House is located on 566 East Broadway.

PS Gourmet

This legendary local coffee shop, located on the corner of Dorchester Street has quickly built a substantial Southie fan base, and for very good reason.  Home of the famous bucket, PS offers an abundance of equally delicious flavored coffees and with no syrup added.  It’s all in the beans!  Some of their favorites include snickerdoodle, swirl (a combo of hazelnut and french vanilla), bananas foster, and of course, the PS Special.  This dessert-like special is a mix of cinnamon hazelnut and toasted almond coffee.  Each coffee is blasting with flavor, but with just a touch of sweetness.  PS Gourmet is located on 104 Dorchester Street.

Olga’s Kafe

The newly open coffee shop on West Broadway is owned and operated by Southie native Olga Markos. Olga’s Kafe serves up breakfast, lunch and pastries – and because she’s Greek – she takes her coffee seriously! Olga’s coffee beans are flavored so there’s no added syrups. Stop by at 206 West Broadway and check it out!

American Provisions

Located right at the corner of I and Broadway, American Provisions is home of some of South Boston’s best organic coffee, selected artisan cheese, charcuterie, specialty foods, delicious deli sandwiches and an amazing selection of local craft beers and wines . As one of South Boston’s favorite spots, American Provisions offers Flat Black Coffee – roasted in Dorchester. American Provisions gourmet organic house blend coffees are a great pick-me-ups for your commute to work, or maybe a leisurely stroll on Castle Island.  American Provisions also cold brews their iced coffee- allowing for an iced brew that isn’t acidic, bitter or burnt!  This Best of Boston winner aims to please and does just that with their friendly and knowledgeable staff, ecclectic selection of farm to table products, and plenty of items to surprise and delight.

Deja Brew

Deja Brew – formally Cranberry Cafe – is located at K and Broadway and now features an adorable patio out front! Stop by for their delicious coffee, breakfast, and lunch!  Make sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram too!

Lulu Green

This “plant-based fast-casual restaurant” located at 246 West Broadway serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to delicious food, they also serve amazing coffee and tea! Lulu Green proudly serves direct trade single origin coffee by Barismo and find organic teas by Rishi and local herbal blends by Farmacy Herbs!

Joseph’s Bakery

This Southie favorite has been in the neighborhood for over five decades!  In addition to coffee, Joseph’s serves up bagels, Italian pastries, giant egg sandwiches and more!

Sidewalk Cafe

This locally owned coffee shop is known for their crowd-pleasing breakfast sandwiches – you’ve seen the lines on the weekends! Their extensive list of flavors of both hot and iced coffees keeps the Sidewalk a local favorite!

Broadway’s Pastry + Coffee

This West Broadway cafe offers coffee, tea, pastries and light bites in a cozy setting.  From rich desserts to hearty breakfast sandwiches, Broadway’s Pastry + Coffee is a great neighborhood spot for coffee!

 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.