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Boston Common Coffee Company

#463 of 2,899 Places to Eat in Boston
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515 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
(617) 542-0595
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast

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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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We were told to go here for a quick breakfast by the concierge but it was very busy and they have very little seating.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Good coffee and a great selection of breakfast delights. The atmosphere was nice and the service was very quick.

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oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The coffee was good and strong but the food was not great. My daughter's b-fast sandwich was good but the oatmeal my son and husband got was basically raw. If they had put a little effort into it by either heating the water hotter or microwaving the oatmeal for 1 min, it would have been edible but the way they... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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henrietta
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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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Address: 515 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone Number: (617) 542-0595
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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  • 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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