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380 Washington St, Boston, MA 02135-2736
+1 617-783-4514
07:00 - 18:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Cafenation is an intimate cafe that offers quality coffee, pastry and delicious meals. The staff is super friendly greeting customers by name. An eclectic mix of music complements the intimate atmosphere.

Thank KenRosen
Burlington, VT
Level Contributor
31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Coffee was so so. The omlettes were cold in the middle and not seasoned at all. The staff were awesome though and the space is cool.

Thank VTMommy_8
Guanajuato, Mexico
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I have been living in Boston for a couple of weeks, wandering in the hunt for good coffee shops (no Starbucks)....CafeNation is a great find, the coffee is delicious. There is also a plethora of affordable food items to choose from... Bagels, omelets, sandwiches or crepes.

Thank Fabien P
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love this place. Easy and fun place to study, excellent crepes, superior coffee. The staff is friendly and efficient. If you're going to eat somewhere in Brighton, go here.

Thank Kimberly R
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
250 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Local coffee shop that offers a good combination of food and coffee. I had an omelette which was good along with some bacon which was above average. The coffee however was average to below average. Their machine is a la Marzocco so the tools are their just the training?

Thank pdxballard
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
176 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I tried the banana Nutella crepe! It was sooooo good! I got the mini but I found the mini size but I was wishing I ordered the larger one. The mini is good if you are only looking for a light snack. If you are hungry. I would recommend getting the large one. They also sell sandwiches and bagels as... More 

Thank holllywood38
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

I started coming here with my boyfriend a few years back. Fast forward to now husband plus two kids, we still love coming here. Great service, lovely coffee, crepes and salads and breakfast food- it's all very nice, homemade style. Overall, a great neighborhood cafe, the way it should be.

Thank Tinochka1
St. Augustine, Florida
Level Contributor
57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

It is a cute coffee spot where students can come by to get a cup of coffee and do their homework. My friend ordered a breakfast sandwich which was really good. It was better than a turkey sandwich I ordered. So I would come back again.

Thank olianna11
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2013

I love cafe nation. I have written tons of papers there and their service is always friendly. Th mixed green side salad is great however, the eggs for sandwiches aren't friend. They are cut scrambles eggs that taste weird. Other than that it's a great place.

Thank erin l
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
122 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I had a sandwich with avocado, hummus, tomato and cucumber and it was awesome. It also came with a side salad. This is a great spot to read a book, do some work and just chill out. The teas are great too.

Thank ihavethewanders

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Washington St, Boston, MA 02135-2736
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-783-4514

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?