Downtown Boston’s Jaho Coffee and Tea (665 Washington St.) will soon get a counterpart in Back Bay. The coffee shop and wine bar — which started in Salem in 2005 and later expanded to the South End and Tokyo, Japan — opened its downtown roastery and wine bar in 2015, and now it will add another to the mix at 116 Huntington Ave., across from Boston’s Prudential Center.
Jaho, a fixture on Eater Boston’s list of essential local coffee shops, roasts its own beans and embraces the slow coffee movement, taking time to brew the proper cup. Its new Back Bay location will serve a lineup of espresso beverages, plus tea, smoothies, and sipping chocolates.
The space on Huntington Avenue will accommodate close to 100 seats inside and out, including a sit-down bar with a lounge, as well as outdoor patio seating, founder Anil Mezini told Boston Magazine. Like its locations in Salem and Downtown Boston, the Back Bay Jaho will offer a full bar with wines available by the glass, along with beer and cocktails. For food, patrons can expect pastries, bagels, salads, and sandwiches, plus a newly introduced Japanese-style soft serve ice cream.
The new Jaho could open by the end of July.
Update, 6/28, 4:30 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect a target opening date for Jaho in July.
• Jaho Coffee Is Opening a Back Bay Wine Bar [BM]
• Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar Coverage on Eater [EBOS]