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Charlestown's Top Cafes

Cafe in Charlestown MA

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Charlestown is Boston’s oldest neighborhood. Located on the north side of the city, the area is primarily inhabited by longtime residents known as Townies, as well as young professionals and families whilst also being a popular place for tourists to visit on the Freedom Trail. 

When strolling the streets of Charlestown, its colonial history is apparent with brick laid charm and historic monuments. Residents can easily walk to the Bunker Hill monument, the U.S.S. Constitution, or the Charlestown Navy Yard. 

Finding great coffee and food in Charlestown certainly isn’t an issue. There are abundant local cafes and major chains to satisfy all tastes. Here’s a list of the top cafes in Charlestown. 


Zume’s is a wonderful, locally-owned café in heart of Charlestown. The eclectic environment is welcoming, and the coffee is excellent. The team here is always friendly and knows the ins and outs of what’s happening in town – so don’t be afraid to have a chat!

Duncan Donuts

A local favorite for fast early morning coffees, Duncan Donuts never fails to deliver a consistently good coffee. The new app makes ordering easy and getting your coffee quick. 


This new local chain has an elegant ambiance that reflects its excellent food whilst still being a warm space for the community to gather. Don’t miss out on the artful sandwiches – but more importantly splurge on a pastry. Founder Tzurit Or is a known baker and her creations are not to be missed. If you’ve been to a Tatte before, consider trying out another location as each one is designed to have a unique experience. 


Another chain favorite, Starbucks is located within walking distance to the Bunker Hill Monument and is always a great option for consistent coffee. They recently completed a renovation that really suits the character of the neighborhood and makes the space a great meeting spot.

Tea & Treats

Another locally-owned café, Tea & Treats has a range of coffee options, cold beverages, as well as mouth-watering breakfast and lunch options.  On a sunny day, the patio is an eviting space to gather and they have undoubtedly the best breakfast burrito in town!

Style Café

A popular spot in the Navy Yard, this cozy coffee house blends a variety of cuisines into its menu. Patrons enjoy flavors from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, the USA, and the middle east in their fresh, homemade food. They have an extensive offering of customizable food options, all at very reasonable prices. If you’re wanting to a quick bite, grab a coffee and a treat, then stroll to the neighboring waterside to enjoy the view.

Sorelle Café

With three locations, Sorelle Café’s Charlestown shop has become popular for those exploring the freedom trail. Hungry walkers are known to stop in here to grab a delicious beverage and fuel up on their pastry and bagel options. They have friendly staff along with quick and easy food options. Sorelle Café also caters to gluten-free options, making it an inclusive spot for most diners.  

Charlestown’s rich history and 200-degree water views make it a popular spot for both local Boston residents to live and tourists to enjoy. The Charlestown café’s listed here are just the tip of the iceberg, venture out in the evening here and you open up a whole new array of food experiences.

If you have any questions about Charlestown, or if you'd like to learn about real estate opportunities in the area, contact Remmes & Company today. We're happy to share our local Charlestown expertise with you!

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