Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Phinista Team Opens Banh Mi Oi in Banh Mi Ngon Space in West Roxbury, Is Also Opening Phinista Cafe in Neighborhoods Space in Fenway

The people behind a Vietnamese cafe delivery service have opened a new restaurant in a Boston neighborhood, and they are also getting ready to open another new dining spot in another part of the city as well.

According to a post from Universal Hub, the Phinista team has opened Banh Mi Oi in West Roxbury, taking over the former Banh Mi Ngon space on Centre Street, while an Eater Boston roundup mentions that they will also be opening Phinista Cafe in the Fenway, taking over the Neighborhoods Coffee & Crepes space on Peterborough Street on August 1. Banh Mi Oi offers banh mi, pho, vermicelli, and other Vietnamese food items, while Phinista Cafe will serve crepes, coffee, and more; the Phinista delivery service, which started out earlier this year and has also been involved with various pop-ups, offers such items as crepes, pastries, coffee, and tea.

The website for Banh Mi Ngon can be found at while the website for the Phinista delivery service is at

[July 31 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that today was the last day in operation for Neighborhoods Cafe.]

[August 26 update: Eater Boston states that Phinista Cafe is now open in the Fenway.]

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]

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