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Blue Bottle Arrives in Cambridge in the Fall

It’s the first area location for the California coffee chain

Blue Bottle rendering for Harvard Square
Blue Bottle rendering for Harvard Square

A California-based coffee shop that has a loyal following on the West Coast will open a cafe in Greater Boston in the fall. Blue Bottle Coffee will be coming to 40 Bow St. in Cambridge, filling Harvard Square with specialty roasted coffee.

The company has applied for a license for this new location, which will operate daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The cafe will be about 1,350 square feet and will seat 22, and the city of Cambridge’s license commission is set to consider granting Blue Bottle’s license at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday. Blue Bottle already has cafes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tokyo, and New York, where it has a 15,000-square-foot roasting facility. The Cambridge cafe will be the first of a planned five-cafe expansion to the Boston area, as previously reported. One of those cafes will be in Boston’s Back Bay.

“Boston inspires us because of the electrifying literary and academic communities — we can’t wait to bring them delicious coffee,” says Bryan Meehan, the coffee company’s CEO. Blue Bottle is also expanding to Miami and Washington, DC. Stay tuned for more details on an exact opening date for the Cambridge coffee shop.

Update, 6/28, 12:30 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect a new target opening date in the fall.

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