Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Blue Bottle Coffee Is Opening on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a California-based coffee roaster is opening another new cafe in the local area, and this one would be on one of Boston's busiest streets.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, Blue Bottle Coffee is planning to open on Newbury Street in the Back Bay, moving into a space between Dartmouth Street and Exeter Street. If approved, the new cafe--which would have an outdoor patio--would join others in downtown Boston, at the Prudential Center, and in Cambridge's Harvard Square, along with a new shop in the Kendall Square section of Cambridge [ed note--now open].

The Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee is considered to be part of the "third-wave" of specialty coffee shops that focus on high-quality beans.

The address for this new location of Blue Bottle Coffee in the Back Bay is 163 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the company is at

[December 9 update: According to a press release, Blue Bottle Coffee has opened its Newbury Street shop, with a grand opening expected to take place on December 14; the email also says that on December 21, the new shop will host a special Community Day with all proceeds from sales that day going to Conservation International, a nonprofit environmental organization.]

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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]