Great coffee takes time, if you don’t have time, this is not the place for you. Though I’ve never stopped in Dwelltime to clack away on a laptop, it seems like a wonderful place to do so (unless it’s the weekend where they don’t allow laptops at the tables). I recently tried the strawberry jam and rosemary scone. It’s perfection! Don’t share it with anyone, you’ll be sorry.
Patisserie on Newbury is a great option if you need to add some variety to your coffee routine around Newbury Street. The French roast was surprisingly tasty and the croissant wasn’t bad considering my geographic location. A few details: seating is limited (3 tables), they do not open until 8am, and they carry a wide variety of specialty goods (but the prices are steep in comparison to other specialty shops).
A4, another Kendall Square standby. The pizza is delicious. The beer list has a ton of great choices and is constantly rotating. Having never been into their cafe for breakfast, I was excited to try their sticky bun (who can resist a sticky bun?). Forgive me for the missing picture, I was famished and it was delicious. The coffee, from Barrington Coffee Roasting Company, was equally delectable!