Blue Bottle Coffee May Be Opening on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a California-based coffee roaster could be opening another new cafe in the local area, and this one would be on one of Boston's busiest streets.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, Blue Bottle Coffee is planning to open on Newbury Street in the Back Bay, moving into a space between Dartmouth Street and Exeter Street. If approved, the new cafe--which would have an outdoor patio--would join others in downtown Boston, at the Prudential Center, and in Cambridge's Harvard Square, along with an upcoming shop in the Kendall Square section of Cambridge.

The Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee is considered to be part of the "third-wave" of specialty coffee shops that focus on high-quality beans.

The address for this proposed location of Blue Bottle Coffee is 163 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the company is at

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