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Coffee Machine

The Jitter Bus

There’s a new cafe in town, and it just won’t sit still.

It’s The Jitter Bus, and it debuted in February with help from The Happiness Lab, which hosted the launch party, and Kickstarter backers, who pitched in $5,000 last year. The …

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Worry, Be Happy

When you think of coffee, do you think of red-eyed jolts powering workday marathons? Cookie-cutter cafes with focus-grouped folksiness? Poor coffee farmers at the mercy of multinational bean counters?

If those are your …

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Double Shot

Latte at Jojo's

In Vienna, Austria, there stands a 135-year-old coffee bar called Café Sperl. It has a charming, vaguely Baroque interior decorated with intimate plush booths and tiny round two-seaters, and boasts a long history of…

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Rye Candy

Walking into the new G Café Bakery on Orange is like being a kid in a candy store—only you’re an adult, and you’ve learned that a well-made, fresh-baked loaf of bread is more desirable than a bag of gummy bears.…

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Espresso Way

Its name suggests a need for speed, but if Fuel Coffee Shop were a caffeine buzz, it’d be the slow and steady kind, mild and resilient, getting the job done with restraint but conviction.

It’s a cool and collected place, …

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It’s a Hoot

The Owl Shop

Peer into the smoke-filled room with this updated story, originally published October 4, 2012.

The door opens on a dark, wood-paneled lounge. About a thousand liquor bottles line neat shelves behind the bartender.…

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Edgewood Perk

Dolls and other knick-knacks at Deja Brew

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood on the outer edge of Edgewood Park, recessed from the corner of Edgewood and West Rock Avenues, Deja Brew Cafe isn’t quite hidden, but it isn’t quite in plain sight either.…

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Bean Counters

The Coffee Pedaler

Ryan Taylor, owner of two-month-old The Coffee Pedaler in East Rock, is comparing footwear with a four-year-old girl. He bends down to inspect her shoes, sparkly and pink in the bright light of the shop.…

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Rolling with the Brunches

Lena's Cafe and Confections

Lena’s Cafe and Confections sits right in the center of Westville, where Central Avenue meets Whalley, so it’s a good place for getting together.

Especially on sunny Sundays…

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Talking Shop

Common Grounds

“We solve all the problems of the country here,” says Marybeth Canavan with a laugh from one end of a long table where every seat is taken. “Maybe the world.”

It’s Monday morning at Common Grounds, a coffee shop on …

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