2.2 min readBy Published On: September 29th, 2022Categories: Eat and Drink2 Comments on 9 Places to Get Coffee in the Neighborhood

Always a good reminder to skip the chains and support our locally owned coffee shops! 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.

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!

Greenhills Bakery

In addition to coffee and tea, this local favorite serves up traditional Irish breads + scones, homemade cookies and pies, sandwiches and daily comfort food special! You can check out Greenhills’ menu here! 

PS Gourmet

Dorchester’s newest coffee shop PS Gourmet is the “Home of the Bucket” and just opened in Adams Village. PS offers an abundance of delicious flavored coffees – and with no syrup added – it’s all in the beans!  Some of their favorites include snickerdoodle, swirl (a combo of hazelnut and french vanilla), bananas foster, and of course, the PS Special.  This dessert-like special is a mix of cinnamon hazelnut and toasted almond coffee.  Each coffee is blasting with flavor, but with just a touch of sweetness.

The Daily

The Daily Market is a local neighborhood market that sells groceries, produce, takeout meals and more. It also sells really great coffee drinks in addition to baked goods like ham and cheese croissants, carrot cake, muffins and more. The coffee shop at the Daily Market is open for takeout only.

Where’s your favorite spot? 




  1. Lynda Watson September 30, 2022 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Flat Black Lower Mills!

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