Food & Drink

Coffee Shop

2017 Winner: Dudley Café

Photo Credit: Samuel Allison


This social justice-minded java joint, housed inside the rehabbed Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, fuels its Roxbury neighborhood’s recent renaissance. Yes, the charming café offers espresso drinks, beer and wine, plus eclectic eats using locally sourced ingredients—including healthful rice bowls named for historic female figures. (Michelle Obama’s curry chicken, anyone?) But it’s also proved a generous host to community organizers’ events—from poetry slams to paint nights—and recruits employees through partnerships with local youth programs.

Dudley Café

15 Warren St., Boston • (617) 445-1000

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