Monday, January 14, 2019

Blue Bottle Coffee Is Opening in Cambridge's Kendall Square

by Marc Hurwitz

A California-based coffee roaster that has opened three locations in the Boston area over the past year or so is planning to open a fourth, with this one coming to a red-hot part of Cambridge.

According to a license commission hearing agenda page within the city's website, Blue Bottle Coffee is looking to open a new shop in Kendall Square, with the Ames Street outlet having seating for 20, a total capacity of 40, and the setup being an open space with seating in the front and a kitchen area in the back. If its plans are approved by the city and it does open in the space, the new location of Blue Bottle would join others in Harvard Square, downtown Boston, and the Prudential Center.

Blue Bottle Coffee, whose headquarters are in Oakland, is considered part of the "third-wave" of specialty coffee shops that focus on high-quality beans.

The address for the new location of Blue Bottle Coffee in Kendall Square is 88 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142. The website for the company can be found at

[June 7 update: Boston Magazine states that Blue Bottle Coffee is now open in Kendall Square.]

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