Food & Drink


2014 Winner: Delux Cafe

Civilians and restaurant industry workers alike were dismayed by the January closing of this tiny, long-lived South End institution, a rare almost-dive in a largely gentrified neighborhood. But in May, hallelujahs resounded at the news that two former servers had bought and reopened Delux, having refurbished its barstools and updated its closet-sized kitchen. To the relief of all, its very nice (and nicely priced) drinks, decent food and quirky decor—yes, including the beloved Elvis shrine—remain intact.

Delux Cafe

100 Chandler St., Boston • (617) 338-5258

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