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Boston’s ‘First Real Neapolitan Coffee Shop’ Opens by North Station

Kicco Italian Coffee’s owner has a family connection to a Naples roaster in operation since 1892

Coffee beans falling into a roaster at Caffè Kenon
Beans roasting at Caffè Kenon, the Naples-based supplier for Boston’s new Kicco Italian Coffee.
Caffè Kenon

Kicco Italian Coffee, one of Boston’s most anticipated fall openings, is now serving espresso-based drinks, croissants, pizza, and sandwiches at 1 Nashua St., next to North Station — and according to owner Vittorio Wurzburger, “It’s the first real Neapolitan coffee shop in Boston.” Wurzburger’s family from Naples has been roasting coffee since 1892, and he’s personally importing and distributing that coffee, Caffè Kenon, to ensure everything tastes like home. In fact, roughly 90 percent of Kicco’s offerings are prepared in Italy, by Italian chefs, using Italian ingredients, then shipped to Boston — essentially everything but the produce and dairy.

The downtown shop opened September 28, and its large glass windows show off a stripped-down interior, which features a straightforward mix of blacks, whites, and grays. The menu, which you can now order online, includes pizza with mushrooms and burrata, turkey and vegetarian panini, pistachio cake, and bomboloni with cream or chocolate filling. The cafe also boasts two different espresso machines and three distinct coffee blends including a 100-percent Arabica version, with drinks ranging from cappuccinos to Nutella lattes to cold coffee cream.

Kicco Italian Coffee is currently open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Kicco Italian Coffee

1 Nashua St, Boston, MA 617-982-6102 Visit Website

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