Friday, January 27, 2023

Flat Black Coffee Closes Its Franklin Street Shop in Downtown Boston; Dorchester Location Remains Open

What was once a local group of espresso bars is now down to just one.

According to a tweet from @PaulGerard, Flat Black Coffee on Franklin Street in downtown Boston is no longer in business, with a sign out front referring customers to their shop on Washington Street in Dorchester while also reminding people to shop online as they ship anywhere in the United States. Flat Back once had locations on State Street, Broad Street, and High Street in the downtown area in addition to its Franklin Street outlet, and another Dorchester location had been on Dorchester Avenue as well.

The address for the now-closed Flat Black Coffee on Franklin Street was 260 Franklin Street, Boston, MA, 02110. The website for the business can be found at

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

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