A Brazilian coffee shop in Back Bay will soon relocate out of the city. Sofá Café has shut down its shop at 217 Newbury St. and is on on its way to Framingham, where it will have more space and a focus on roasting, owner Diego Gonzales confirmed to Eater.
Sofá Café shared the news on its Facebook page, as Boston Restaurant Talk noted, informing customers of the change after two years in Back Bay. The new cafe is currently under renovation at 181 Concord St. in Framingham, according to Gonzales, and it will have more cafe space, a new menu, and a roasting operation for beans brought in from Brazil.
Gonzales founded Sofá Café in 2011. The first cafe opened in São Paulo, Brazil. There are now locations in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro, and Sofá Café’s Newbury Street store was the first in the US. Renovations at the new Sofá Café will take some time. Gonzales said the best guess for an opening in Framingham is late December or mid-January.