Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nine Bar Espresso Is Opening in Somerville's Davis Square

It looks like a new cafe is coming to Somerville, moving into the space where another cafe had been for a very short period of time.

Eater Boston is reporting (via a licensing commission page) that Nine Bar Espresso is looking to open in Davis Square, taking over the former Kindred Tea and Tonic Cafe on Holland Street. (Kindred opened in December of 2014, only to shut down approximately three months later.) The article mentions that it appears there is a connection between the upcoming spot and Simon's Coffee Shop in Cambridge, as Simon Yu and S&H Coffee Company Inc. (the person and company behind Simon's, respectively) are both listed in the hearing notice.

Another place called Simon's Too--which was also affiliated with Simon's Coffee Shop--closed this spring and has been replaced by Cafe Anthony; Simon's Too was located on Mass. Ave. between Harvard Square and Central Square, while the original Simon's is also located on Mass. Ave., between Porter Square and Harvard Square.

[August 3 update: A new article from Eater Boston mentions that Nine Bar Espresso is now open, and that it is indeed affiliated with Simon's Coffee Shop; the post also says that the cafe is currently serving coffee, espresso, tea, toast, bagels, and pastries, with products from Danish Pastry House and Iggy's being offered. (It looks like sandwiches will be on the way as well at some point in time.)]

The address for this new cafe is: Nine Bar Espresso, 11 Holland Street, Somerville, MA, 02144.

[Earlier Articles]
Kindred in Somerville's Davis Square Has Suspended Operation
Cafe Anthony Is Opening in Cambridge; Taking Over Simon's Too Space

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