Coffee coffee buzzed buzzed buzzed into our city this week with no less than three coffee shops opening. Once again, this week held plenty of openings, but no closings, which we’re always inclined to take as a good sign for the health of our fair city’s dining scene. Let’s look a little more closely at how everything is shaking out.
•The Hubster, always a reliable source for Eastie news, let us know that the 303 Cafe has opened its doors on Sumner Street. The cafe will offer coffee, breakfast, and lunch. We’ll place the chance of the restaurant offering a selection of paninis at 98%.
•We don’t get out to Charlestown too terribly much, so Zume’s Coffee House flew under our radar even though it opened about a month ago. A great coffeehouse seems like a stellar addition to Main Street, so we wish it the best of luck.
•Holla! The Ball Square Breakfast Battle has been escalated with the official opening of the Ball Square Cafe, helmed by a man who is, depending on who you believe, either “the original chef” of Sound Bites or a former dishwasher.
•Zagat has come out with their fall restaurant preview. We’ve already reported on most of the openings, but we did learn of one intriguing new spot: Jonnies on the Side, which will open in the old Anthem space near the Garden. Bizarrely, it is apparently a “sports-entertainment concept” that serves “seasonal New England fare.” Huh. Interesting combination, no?
•Finally, the Parkway Blog brings the news that Westie mainstay Auntie B’s Place will hold a grand reopening this Saturday with free coffee for all comers.
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