We’re excited to welcome back the Specialty Coffee Expo at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) between April 8-10! The last time we hosted Specialty Coffee at the BCEC was in 2019 and the show attracted a record number of 14,000 attendees and exhibitors.
Specialty Coffee Expo is the largest coffee event in North America and the best place to discover the latest trends, innovations, and education in specialty coffee. The event brings together coffee professionals, roasters, and coffee retailers to showcase their products , as well as meet and network with a wide range of industry insiders.
In honor of this great event, we are thrilled to share with you some of the finest coffee shops in close proximity to the BCEC and the Hynes.
>>Check out part one in this series for more of the highest rated coffee shops within walking distance of our convention centers.
0.4 mile from the Hynes: 116 Huntington Ave
0.9 mile from the Hynes: 1651 Washington St
Jaho owner Anil Mezini started Jaho Coffee & Tea in 2005 and it quickly became a popular spot for coffee fans of all ages. This café boasts more than 125 types of tea and 12 kinds of coffee and the 116 Huntington Ave location also features a wine bar at night. Jaho’s mission is to help the coffee-loving community discover locally-owned coffee shops anywhere in the United States.
Flour Bakery & Café
0.8 mile from BCEC: 12 Farnsworth St,
0.6 mile from the Hynes: 131 Clarendon St
Flour is among the best places for meetings over pastries and coffee in a casual, friendly environment. The store serves Fazenda coffee, Boston’s specialty coffee roaster, and an extensive food menu with plenty of breakfast and lunch options (served all day).
0.6 mile from the Hynes: 563 Columbus Ave suite 2 & 121 Devonshire St
0.5 mile from BCEC: 2 Drydock Ave
Render Coffee’s philosophy is simple and true to the art of coffee. Enjoy delicious and aromatic espressos meticulously prepared by Render's state-of-the-art coffee machines. In addition to espresso, Render serves a diverse specialty coffee drink menu and light snacks.
Broadway's Pastry & Coffee Shop
0.5 mile from BCEC: 250 W Broadway
Want to discover a cozy spot in the neighborhood and enjoy dessert with a cup of coffee ? This is the place for you! Broadway's Pastry & Coffee Shop opened in 2015 as the first coffee shop in South Boston to serve “Guglielmo Coffee” exclusively, and their food menu features modern European pastries with American flavors and local influences.
Café Susu by Suit-Supply
0.1 mile from the Hynes: 240A Newbury St
Café Susu is a hidden gem on Newbury Street: from the outside, you will hardly notice that there is a coffee shop. It is located below Suit Supply and bumped up against the sewing room that lives below the retail space. This trendy and elegant little café serves great coffee drinks, flavorful teas, and a variety of delicious sandwiches, salads, and pastries!
If you are not a coffee drinker, but still want something warm, we recommend a rich mug of hot chocolate from L.A. Burdick Chocolates or Amorino in Back Bay, Boston.
Discover the diverse selection of bars and restaurants available near the BCEC and the Hynes by viewing our neighborhood Dining Guides for local favorites and by checking out the Restaurant section of our Interactive Map.
*This blog post was written by our intern Stephanie Tran, who recently completed her MBA at UMass Boston.