As Joyride opens up our newest location - Joyride Boston - to provide great beverages, including craft cold brew and kombucha as well as cafe-quality office coffee to the city, Joyride is running a series of cafe profiles written and photographed by our co-founder and middle brother Adam Belanich.
Neighborhoods: Cambridge, Brookline, Boston
Great for: Boulangerie-style pastries. Drip Stumptown Coffee, espresso, brunch
Pro tip: Beware patrons! Brunch tends to get crowded - arrive early!
A bright and welcoming highlight of Boston’s Kendall Square, Tatte Bakery & Cafe smacks of New Orleans and its French influences. Every surface material and presentation element was carefully planned – whether it's the weather communal table or the white tile walls, the entire space feels bright, busy and delicious.
Nestled just behind the serving counter is a full-on commercial bakery and kitchen where the folks at Tatte whip up the delectable goodies sold out front.
The coffee game is also, unquestionably, on point. Serving Stumptown’s Hairbender blend off a Linea two-group La Marzocco, the well trained staff have consistently pulled expertly balanced shots. Consistency, as any trained barista will tell you, is the hallmark of experience. Until Joyride is able to bring amazing office coffee and cold brew kegs to Kendall Square, Tatte offers a refuge from the normal k-cup our year old bag tin of Folgers for locals looking for their caffeine and pastry fix.
With three locations in Cambridge and another in Boston Proper, Tatte offers reliable access to well crafted food and expertly pulled espresso, making it a very solid choice for almost any situation. Their salads and home-made mint lemonade are both quite good and the breakfast egg sandwiches use freshly baked bread to good effect. Just don’t try to get a table at 11 on a Saturday or you might experience a long wait.
Tatte Bakery Locations
1288 Mass Ave, Cambridge - 617.441.4011
318 3rd Street, Cambridge - 617.354.4200
101 Main Street, Cambridge - 617.557.1111
1003 Beacon Street, Brookline - 617.232.2200
70 Charles Street, Boston - 617.723.5555