Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Cicada Coffee Bar Is Opening in Cambridge's Central Square

A Vietnamese coffee bar is on its way to Cambridge, and the owners of the place are also behind a local pop-up restaurant.

According to a post from, Cicada Coffee Bar is planning to open in the city's Central Square neighborhood, taking over a space on Prospect Street that had been home to an art gallery. The post mentions that owners Vinh Le and Duong Huynh are the founders of Nem Kitchen, a pop-up that features contemporary Vietnamese fare, and the upcoming coffee bar (which will have an outdoor patio) will offer a variety of Vietnamese options including banh mi, vermicelli noodle bowls, spring rolls, Hanoi egg cream coffee, tropical juice drinks, and more.

If all goes well, Cicada Coffee Bar could be opening in November.

The address for Cicada Coffee Bar is 106 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Its Instagram page can be found at

[February 26, 2021 update: A poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page indicates that Cicada Coffee Bar opens today at 4:00 PM, with a Facebook post from the place confirming this.]

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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