1) DOWNTOWN CROSSING — Residents of The Kensington and all those who find themselves downtown have a new option for coffee — and wine. The newest location of Jaho Coffee & Tea, Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar located on the first floor of that luxury apartment building, opened to the public on Sunday morning. Following two locations in Salem and one in Boston's South End, the newest Jaho is the first to serve wine, craft beer, and whiskey. Small plates, including charcuterie and cheeses, are also on offer. During daytime hours, pastries, salads, and sandwiches are the sustenance. For the first couple weeks, Jaho is open 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Status: Certified open. 665 Washington St., Boston. (857) 233-4094.
2) BALL SQUARE — Vegans and lovers of doughnuts, rejoice! Sabertooth Vegan Bakery softly opened its first brick-and-mortar location at 711 Broadway in Somerville yesterday. The vintage-y cafe, complete with checkered floor tiles, mint green and bright orangey red furniture, and an original "Purple Rain" movie poster, is also a permanent home for the (also vegan) Taco Party, though tacos aren't yet available. But when they are, expect favorites from the Taco Party truck, like chimichurri tempeh and sriracha BBQ jackfruit, as well as new arrivals like mushroom asada tacos. Urban Daddy has the full opening menu. In addition to its creative doughnut flavors, Sabertooth's dessert options include cookies and cupcakes, and this week, it's all available until it sells out. Keep an eye on Twitter for the official opening. Status: Certified soft open. 711 Broadway, Somerville. (617) 764-0683.
3) DOWNTOWN BOSTON — Today is the first day in business for Tavitas, a "badass Mexican joint" located inside South Station. From a co-owner of Tavern in the Square, Tavitas is inspired by East L.A. and intended as a fun, after-work (or before train) spot. The full menu moves beyond tacos, tortas, and burritos to include chili rellenos, black bean hummus, Mexican street corn, and more. Traditional taco plates include two soft corn tortillas loaded with carne asada, al pastor pork belly, roasted corn truffle and cremini mushrooms, or other filler; a West Coast-style "Walking Taco" option loads up the protein inside a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos. The full bar's highlights include 20-ounce margaritas on draft. Tavitas is open daily from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Status: Certified open. 1 South Station, Boston. (857) 302-7001.