Friday, March 27, 2020

Caffe Nero Temporarily Closes All of Its Locations

A rapidly-growing chain of European coffee places that has opened a large number of shops in the Boston area over the past several years has shut down all of its outlets for now.

According to a source (Geoff Wong), Caffe Nero has decided to close every location in the region, with a Facebook post from the company saying the following:

It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to temporarily close all Caffe Nero stores until further notice. We have, over the last 6 years, dedicated ourselves to serving our local communities, but in the face of this unprecedented challenge that is continually unfolding, we have to ensure the safety and well-being of our baristas, customers and communities. As such, we must close our doors.

The decision to shutter all of the Caffe Nero shops is the result of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, which has seen states across the country--including all six New England states--shut down restaurants except for takeout and/or delivery. As mentioned in previous articles here, a number of dining spots in the Greater Boston area have already closed for the time being, while others have decided to try takeout/delivery options.

Caffe Nero debuted in Boston in 2014 with its Downtown Crossing shop and now has stores all over the local area along with one in Connecticut. The website for the company can be found at

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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