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Boston Common Coffee Company

#399 of 2,889 Places to Eat in Boston
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515 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
(617) 542-0595
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Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great coffee, great location

Located right in the heart of the financial district, this little cafe offers some very good coffee in a great and comfortable atmosphere. During the week, there will be an energy to the room, as titans of finance and technology enjoy some coffee and snacks in between making world-changing deals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Cincinnati, OH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stopped here to pick up breakfast on the way to a guided tour in the morning and it was a train wreck. Ordered 2 breakfast sandwiches and drinks, waited at least 15 minutes along with 5 others for the food to come up. People who ordered after us started getting food so as I was about to ask if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The employees were friendly, however a simple order for two sandwiches took well over 30 min to prepare. When stopping in for a quick bite at a cafe I would not expect such a long wait. Needless to say a disappointment and I would not come back.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stopped in here one morning for coffee, tea, and breakfast. I had the tea (which was delicious) and shared a pink lemonade donut and chocolate zucchini bread. The pink lemonade donut was amazing!! A little sweet, but different and delicious! The chocolate zucchini bread was dry. Friendly place, not a lot of seating for the crowds of people.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Located right in the heart of the financial district, this little cafe offers some very good coffee in a great and comfortable atmosphere. During the week, there will be an energy to the room, as titans of finance and technology enjoy some coffee and snacks in between making world-changing deals, and the baristas are very friendly and helpful. If you're... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a great local coffee bar filled with professionals and college students. The prices are average, and I am always happy with their brewed coffee. Espresso drinks may be a little light on the espresso. It has a great vibe and feel- but the seating is limited compared to the crowd, so plan a back up in case you... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They make a good cappuccino. I have enjoyed a few of their sweets and have had a good sandwich here. The place is always crowded with students studying; often difficult to get a table. I find the area behind the counter and what I can see of the kitchen area cluttered and I always think looking not very clean...though I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were staying nearby and the concierge suggested here for breakfast. We do not need a large breakfast but like fresh food. This is a really cool place with different types of seating and the coffee was so good and fresh. We ordered breakfast sandwiches and they too are made fresh and very good. We went back each morning, the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

After being in the USA for over three weeks this was the best espresso coffee I have had here! Much needed decent caffeine hit!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A cool place to read, sip on some coffee, talk with friends, etc. I liked the atmosphere, the variety of people and age groups, and of course the coffee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Popped in for a quick lunch break while on a 2 day trip to boston. Wasn't the most amazing sandwich id ever had but was good value - the vibe and the service made it well worth going back for my morning coffee the following mornjng and was again greeted by lovely service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 542-0595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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