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Boston’s Second Blue Bottle Coffee Opens This Weekend

In the heart of downtown

Rendering of Blue Bottle at the Exchange
Rendering of Blue Bottle at the Exchange
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Downtown Boston’s “pregnant building” is giving birth to the second local outpost of California-based Blue Bottle Coffee this weekend — on Mother’s Day, nonetheless. The bulbous 100 Federal St., now embellished with a fancy glass atrium known as the “the Exchange,” is Blue Bottle’s newest home, just a few months after the coffee chain first touched down in Massachusetts with a Harvard Square location (40 Bow St.). A Prudential Center location is also in the works.

Expect plenty of coffee as well as liege-style waffles and toast from the new downtown location of Blue Bottle, a one-time indie brand in which mega corporation Nestle gained a majority stake last year.

While May 13 marks Blue Bottle’s grand opening on Federal Street, May 12 is “community day” — stop by for a free cup of coffee between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the 12th, and then spend some money on food and merch. All sales that day will benefit local non-profit Artists For Humanity.

The new Blue Bottle location was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in a minimalist style meant to complement the angular Exchange atrium, which is full of steel, glass, and natural light. (The lovely Post Office Square park is steps away for those looking to drink their coffee in more of a nature-filled setting.)

Blue Bottle Coffee Coverage on Eater [EBOS]

Blue Bottle Coffee (Downtown Boston)

100 Federal Street, Suite K200, Boston, MA 02110 Visit Website

Blue Bottle Coffee (Prudential)

800 Boylston St., Suite 25, Boston, MA 02199 Visit Website