Monday, February 25, 2019

Yoki Express Is Opening in the Former Bruegger's Bagels Space in Cambridge's Porter Square

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a fast-casual spot by the Boston waterfront that features a couple of trendy food items is expanding to Cambridge.

According to a source, Yoki Express is planning to open in the old Bruegger's Bagels space in Porter Square, with a public hearing notice posted in a window of the Mass. Ave. storefront indicating that the eatery seeks to "continue the operation of a fast order food restaurant" within the space. If approved by the city and it does open, the new Yoki Express may feature poke bowls and sushi burritos, based on the menu at the Seaport District location. (Yoki Express is also connected to Yoki, a Japanese restaurant and bar in Medford.)

Bruegger's Bagels closed its Porter Square location late last summer, shortly after a Kenmore Square location of the chain shut its doors.

The address for the proposed Yoki Express is 1876 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140.

[July 12 update: Yoki Express could be one step closer to opening in Cambridge by next week, as a license commission hearing agenda page within the city's website indicates that a meeting regarding its request for a common victualler license is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17.]

[December 30 update: According to a Facebook events page, the new location of Yoki Express has its grand opening on January 31.]

[January 13, 2020 update: Eater Boston mentions that Yoki Express in Cambridge is actually open for business as it gets ready for its grand opening at the end of the month.]

[Earlier Article]
Bruegger's Bagels in Cambridge's Porter Square Has Closed

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]