A renovated and revamped cafe has quietly debuted in Kendall Square and will assume a regular schedule on Monday. Barismo 295, the former Voltage Coffee + Art, softly opened its doors today, offering a new lineup of draft coffees, from-scratch waffles, and cold brew, according to Barismo’s founder and general manager, Jaime van Schyndel.
The cafe has a serious focus on coffee, van Schyndel previously told Eater, and the changes to the space will cater to the tech-driven area. Barismo has partnered with Cove, a co-working company based in Washington, DC, to share the 295 Third St. space.
Barismo has two other locations in mid-Cambridge and East Arlington, plus a roasting facility in Arlington. Its Kendall Square cafe will bake waffles on site, as it does in mid-Cambridge, and there will be a wide range of coffee options.
"A big part of what we do is draft coffees," van Schyndel told Eater in an email. "A new addition to our cold brew on tap, nitro, and hot draft is our draft latte." Barismo 295 has a milk tap that eliminates the need for jugs, van Schyndel said, allowing the cafe to do the pre-mixing in kegs for the draft latte. The beverage uses a concentrated cold brew and is served cold with "a nice foam on the top."
• Barismo 295 Coverage on Eater [EBOS]