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Coffee Updates: La Colombe and Caffe Nero Pursue New Locations

And a cafe opens Friday inside the Boston Public Library

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La Colombe in Boston’s Leather District

A Philadelphia-based coffee shop that opened a location near South Station earlier this year is working on plans for another cafe, this time in Back Bay, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. La Colombe has its sights set on opening a second shop in the area at 250 West Newton St. near the Prudential Center, a rep confirmed.

The company filed a license application for the new cafe, which could be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., if approved. La Colombe opened its Leather District location this past April, where it introduced its signature draft lattes to Boston and focused on building a coffee dialogue between local coffee drinkers and the baristas, founder JP Iberti previously told Eater. La Colombe roasts its own beans and has coffee shops in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC, offering a full lineup of espresso beverages, light snacks, and more.

In other coffee shop expansion news, Caffe Nero apparently has new plans for a shop in Arlington, BRT reported. The London-based chain has many locations scattered around Boston now, including its most recently opened cafe in Wellesley and forthcoming locations in Downtown Crossing, Central Square, and Washington Square, as previously reported. The new Caffe Nero is reportedly headed for 319 Broadway, where there used to be a CVS.

Finally, the Newsfeed Cafe, a collaboration with WGBH and The Catered Affair, is set to open within the renovated Boston Public Library on Friday, The Boston Globe reported. The cafe will serve coffee, tea, breakfast sandwiches, and other light snacks.

La Colombe Coffee Roasters May Be Coming to Boston's Back Bay [BRT]
La Colombe Coffee Is Now Open in Boston's Leather District [EBOS]
Caffe Nero Planning to Open in Arlington Center [BRT]
Caffe Nero’s Wellesley Location Nears Completion [EBOS]