A new cafe headed for Boston’s West End features a menu anchored by a classic New England pastry: Popover King (74 Canal St., Boston) will bring flaky, puffed-up treats to the neighborhood, steps from Haymarket and the Boston Public Market.
Leaning into the royal theme, Popover King features a full court on its menu: A cheese popover with ham, melted cheese, and vegetarian bacon seasoning is dubbed the “Lowborn Knight,” while the “Jester” is a cheese popover stuffed with cream cheese. There’s also a “Friar Tuck” (a cheese and chive popover with cream cheese filling and pesto butter), as well as a whole lineup of popovers filled with everything from lemon Bavarian cream to chocolate cream, with honey glazes, berries, and other toppings.
Beyond the popovers loaded with creams and cheeses, there will also be unfilled popovers in various flavors (plain, garlic, cheese, onion, and sugar cinnamon), along with full-blown meals with popovers on the side. The cafe will also sell breads, pastries, and sides, in addition to coffee beverages, thanks to a partnership with the North Shore’s Atomic Coffee Roasters.
Stay tuned for specifics on an opening date for Popover King, which originally planned to debut a bit earlier this year, and keep an eye on the West End neighborhood as a whole, too. It’s become a hot target for restaurant openings in recent months: Industry vet Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli opened Alcove at Lovejoy Wharf in October, while local burger chain Tasty Burger opened a North Station outpost earlier this year. A couple blocks outside of the West End, right along the edge of Haymarket, Kala Thai Cookery also opened this year, a sibling to popular Watertown Thai restaurant Cha Yen. And coming up on deck: a giant brewery, taproom, and cafe from Everett-based Night Shift Brewing, which will be located at Lovejoy Wharf; a train station taproom inside North Station from Framingham-based Jack’s Abby; a new location of Beverly’s A&B Burgers, a full-service, burger-focused restaurant; and an expansion of Canada’s Second Cup Coffee Company, steps from TD Garden.
• Popover King to Open in Boston’s North Station/Haymarket Area [BRT]
• Popover King [Official Site]