Cuppacoffee, the Haymarket-based coffee shop known for its Australian flare, opened a second location in the South End’s Troy Boston apartment building this morning, kicking off the occasion with free coffee beans for the first 30 customers.
This is the first of two reported expansions for the store, which originally opened near Haymarket in 2013. The mastermind behind the operation, Todd Moore, brought elements of his native Sydney to Cuppacoffee by including a variety of savory pies along with drip coffee and espresso options.
South End and South Boston residents can now stop by the Troy Boston store (55 Traveler St.) for these treats and more. This Cuppacoffee boasts a larger kitchen with more seating and window space, according to a barista at the Haymarket store, where new employees trained in preparation for today’s grand opening.
The South End Cuppacoffee will feature much of the same menu as its first location: Flat Whites, Long Blacks, and other espresso-based beverages, along with assorted drip coffees, teas, and soft drinks. It also carries over an extensive list of meat pies and sausage rolls, which are available for take-out. With a larger kitchen inside the Troy Boston store comes a larger menu, with more fresh sandwiches, baked goods, and perhaps some Australian scones.
Also eventually joining Cuppacoffee in the Troy is A4, a sister restaurant to Area Four in Kendall and A4 Pizza in Somerville (which is currently closed temporarily). The growing pizza-focused restaurant group has not yet announced an opening timeline for the new location, which will be called A4 at Troy.
If you have an immediate hankering for some Australian cuisine, you can stop by the new Cuppacoffee at noon today for a sample of the store’s savory pies.