Eat and Drink

7 Places to Get Coffee in the Neighborhood

In celebration of National Coffee Day, here’s a roundup of our favorite spots to get some in Dorchester!

Ripple Cafe

Starting off as a pop up shop in Codman Square, Ripple Cafe is now officially a brick and mortar shop at 1906 Dot. Ave selling coffee, tea, smoothies, and pastries sourced from local purveyors. Ripple Cafe is owned and operate by James Guerrier and Elle Ducheine.   Stop by and show Ripple some love!  Follow them on instagram too! 

Sweet Life Cafe

Founded in 2012 by Kristin Ahern and her husband, Sweet Life Bakery & Cafe is located in the historic Lower Mills neighborhood of Dorchester. Enjoy coffee drinks, tea, smoothies, milk shakes, plus breakfast and lunch!  Save room for bakery items like cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, pastries and specialty cakes!

Reign Drink Lab 

This Vietnamese owned and operated coffee shop offers innovative coffee drinks, teas, smoothies, juices, in addition to power bowls.  You can see their full menu here! 

Honeycomb Cafe

This adorable coffee shop is located on Savin Hill Ave and offers everything from espresso to organic teas. They also feature breakfast and lunch! You can learn more here! 


Winner of Best Coffee Shop in Dorchester 2017 by Boston Magazine, home.stead has an extensive list of coffees, teas plus breakfast sandwiches and press paninis.

Caffe Zia Gianna

How about a little homemade goodness from the heart of Sicily? Caffe Zia Gianna serves up an authentic Italian breakfast and lunch. The coffee selection features items like espresso con panna, caffe mocha, and Espresso Affogato. For those of you less adventurous, there is also American coffee on the menu. For breakfast you can feast on delicious omelettes or breakfast sandwiches made on your choice of toasted prioscia or dinner roll.

Mud House

The Mud House offers gourmet coffee brewed in a wide variety of flavors, both hot and iced. Breakfast sandwiches are served all day everyday!


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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.