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Lee Napoli Bringing Bread + Butter to the North End

Photo: Emily Payne/Daily Free Press

Pastry chef Lee Napoli of ChocoLee Chocolates in the South End plans to open a new cafe called Bread & Butter in the North End by Marathon Day, which is April 15. So, soon! In an interview with The Phoenix, restaurantuer Brian Lesser of Speakeasy Group and Storyville, the brand new Tavern Road and the upcoming Alden & Harlow, shares that news. Also, The Phoenix refers to Bread & Butter as a "chain," and since chains can't be made out of single links, that tidbit suggests that there are more locations to come. A prior post on says Bread & Butter is headed for the former home of Caffé Graffiti on Cross Street and quotes Napoli as saying the 25-seat cafe would be similar to Flour and would be "getting away from the Italian theme" so prevalent in this part of town.

In other Brian Lesser news, he also tells The Phoenix that he's opening a venue called Tunnel in the W hotel (perhaps in the old Descent space?) and also has projects afoot in the Charlestown Navy Yard and Kendall Square. And that's not all: he says his goal is to open 25 restaurants in Boston, and "then to move beyond."

· Five Courses With: Brian Lesser of Speakeasy Group [The Phoenix]
· "Bread & Butter" at Former Caffe Graffiti []

Bread + Butter

64 Cross St., Boston, MA 02113 617-248-6900