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Boston Common Coffee Company

#479 of 2,994 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, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Coffee, Mediocre Food

On my recent visit, the coffee was excellent, but the baked goods were mediocre--a bit dry. This is a minor aside, but newspapers were not available to read or for sale, which was a bit disappointing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
439Andrew
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my recent visit, the coffee was excellent, but the baked goods were mediocre--a bit dry. This is a minor aside, but newspapers were not available to read or for sale, which was a bit disappointing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Headed in there on a cold day for a hot chocolate - relieved two cups of barely lukewarm chocolate milk. Staff person didn't seem to know what was going on and couldn't understand simple requests such as " can we have some cream on the side of our cake?'. Wouldn't bother

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Thank Kaz1984
Alajuela
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Great location and they had the best coffee I tried in Boston. Definetily go if you're staying nearby or go to breakfast if you're staying at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped by Boston Company Coffee Company for a late lunch/light snack. It's a cool coffee bar on Washington street that is similar to many others in this city that has more college students per capita than any other city in the world. Everyone there fit that bill, with most of them on a computer or phone,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Lots of coffee places in downtown Boston, but Boston Common Coffee sets itself apart with vegan pastries and fast, friendly service

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Located close to the hotel and just off the common this coffee place rated average for us. Everything was good, but nothing really made it stand out and make us want to come back other days. My husband found the coffee to be a bit a too bitter and the muffin top I got was not quite cooked all the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

This cafe is close to the hotel I generally stay at in Boston, so I usually start my day here. The staff is very friendly, the lattes are okay, and it can take a bit to get your drink. I enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice place to meet up with a friend. We sat in the back and enjoyed our tea and coffee. It could use a bit more light in the back though. Decent tea.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Average is the best way to sum this place up. It was ... fine. Selection of breakfast goodies was fine, tea, coffee & hot chocolates were fine. All could have been hotter and selection and taste were both average. If you happen to be by this and need clean bathrooms, a nice place to take a break & a bit... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had been searching Boston for a good cup of coffee. After failing miserably during our trip, we stumbled upon Boston Common Coffee. Wow, what a great find. We had cappuccinos in real cups mind you. Wow! The coffee was good and the drink was prepared correctly. The temperature was just right. We added in a slice of pumpkin bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.