A chain of coffee shops with origins across the pond is getting closer to opening its fifth location in the Boston area. Caffé Nero applied for a license to operate in Fort Point, making good on its promise to open a store close to the company's headquarters, as previously reported.
The chain, which started in London in 1997, serves Italian coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, and other cafe foods.
Jay Gentile, director of U.S. operations for Caffé Nero, told Eater in October that the company was in the very early stages of tapping 368 Congress St. for a fifth store. The proposed store will seat 24 and will operate from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The plans include a seasonal patio for use from April to November.
Many of the buildings around that address are historic locations, meaning the company will have to work with the city as it develops plans. There are more than 650 locations of Caffé Nero worldwide, including four in this area: in Downtown Crossing, Longwood Center, the South End, and Jamaica Plain.