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Since 1929, Caffe Vittoria has been serving espresso and gelati to the Italian community of the North End. On weekends, a lively post-dinner crowd keeps the place humming until late at night. Chrome dominates the four levels with three bars, numerous parlor tables and shiny bakery cases. The enticements include traditional tiramisu, connoli, biscotti and more. Lounge at the bar that serves a fine cappuccino with Sambuca! Credit cards are not accepted.
The attraction might be the happy cow on the door or the old fashion teacup table inside, but what most likely draws the long lines towards J. P. Licks are flavors like Kahlua, crème brûlée, cappuccino crunch, maple butter walnut and fresh peach. You can sample over a dozen homemade frozen yogurts, ice cream pies, cakes and pastries at this Beacon Hill shop. The inventive flavors will add new life to your humble sundae, milkshake or smoothie. Look no further for a quick caffeine fix, J.P. Licks even roasts their own coffee, offering a espresso bar. To top it off, everything on offer at J.P. Licks is kosher!
If you love food like warm baguettes straight from the oven, chocolate truffle tarts, lemon curd cakes and made-to-order salads and sandwiches, then Flour Bakery & Cafe is for you! These simple, everyday-foods at Flour can make your day. Start your morning with a warm muffin and a latte, pastries and cookies for after lunch. For lunch, try the cheesy polenta with spicy tomato sauce or an oven-baked asparagus and potato torte. If you're too full to try all of this right here, then you could buy some them and enjoy them back home! Flour Bakery & Cafe has won the Best of Boston award four times and that's one more reason to visit here!
Athan's Bakery is a Greek-style eatery that integrates the concept of a bakery and restaurant. When guests enter Athan's Bakery, they will be transported from a semi-busy Boston suburb street to a world of baked goods, pastries, coffees, and more. High open ceilings and track lighting extend throughout the dining area. Marble top tables, spread atop wood floors, gives Athan's the Greco-Roman look of their sister bakery in Kalamata, Greece. Along the Olive walls, unframed, abstract painting offer a backdrop for an engaging conversation. Ceiling lamps, give the dining area an ambiance unparalleled by other cafés or bakeries in Boston.