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.
La Columbe and Glazed & Infused, right across the street from one another in Wicker Park! This was fantastic news to me! If you haven’t been to either, go now! La Columbe is a must for coffee and if you’re a doughnut lover, you cannot go wrong with Glazed & Infused. What’s in the bag? A Maple Bacon Long John.
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!
It’s Sunday morning and the line outside Dough isn’t too long. They are already sold out of one of the specials, Apple Jam. We go with Coffee Cream, Dulce de Leche with Toasted Almonds, Hibiscus, Toasted Coconut, Cafe Au Lait, Chocolate Earl Grey, and Cinnamon Sugar. All good, but my favorite is Cafe Au Lait! Aside from doughnuts, they serve Brooklyn Roasting coffee and also sell their beans.
All the doughnuts here are yeast based (sorry, cake doughnut lovers). According to this post from The New Yorker in June 2013, however, Gerson (owner) is experimenting with cake doughnut recipes. I look forward to my next visit and hope to see some!