cup of coffee (best independent coffee shops south of Boston)There are few moments as universal in motherhood as having been woken up during the night by a fussy baby or needy child. By the time the sun starts to peek through, you’re exhausted and in need of caffeine to make it through the day. And you’re in luck — you can find some amazing independent coffee shops south of Boston! Dunks and MaryLou’s will always have their place in our Boston hearts, but if you’re looking for somewhere new to recover from a sleepless night, we’ve got six coffee shops for you to try!

Lucky Finn Cafe :: Scituate Harbor, Scituate Driftway, Hanover

The views at the Scituate harbor location are tops, and the co-working spaces at Driftway and Hanover come in clutch on those days when you need a change of scenery from your home office. Lucky Finn gives you the perks of the big chains (app ordering) with the small indie vibe we love.

Redeye Coffee Roasters :: Hingham

Another local coffee spot with can’t-miss views of the water, Redeye Coffee Roasters has the added bonus of roasting their beans on site. This shop is locally owned, and their beans are ethically and sustainably sourced — it’s a caffeine boost you can feel good about!

Coffee Shack :: Marshfield 

The kids will love it here just as much — if not more — than you will thanks to the freshly made doughnuts in the brightest, funnest colors (in flavors like cake frosted and whoopie pie!). There is also a variety of smoothies and sandwiches to choose from if you stop by at lunchtime. 

Jolly Bean Cafe :: Plymouth

If you’re hungry, you can’t beat coffee and breakfast at Jolly Bean Cafe in Plymouth. Set up on one of the super comfy couches or let the littles run around the outdoor picnic tables. There is an extensive breakfast and lunch menu with options for every palate. 

Restoration Coffee :: Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Whitman

The coffee at this south-of-Boston shop is the true draw here. Comfy seating, convenient locations, and strong Wi-Fi are also big perks, but Restoration Coffee is quickly becoming known to locals as the coffee aficionado’s cup of choice.  

Seabird Coffee & Co. :: Cohasset, Duxbury

Thinking of a cup of coffee and a drive along Boston’s South Shore? Seabird is your go-to. Stop in for a great cup of coffee or an iced chai latte — my personal favorite. The food options vary depending on the day, but Friday doughnuts are always a huge hit with the kids! 

Slow Coffee :: Weymouth

Right around the corner from South Shore Hospital and next to the beloved Cameo movie theater, you’ll find Slow Coffee. Their unique lattes (pistachio rose and hojicha are a few recent favorites) and delicious housemade pastries make for a one-of-a-kind experience. Note that they are closed on Wednesdays, so be sure to check the calendar before you make the trip.

Brittany Kooienga
This writer has been brought to you today by copious amounts of caffeine and dry shampoo. Between raising two very active kiddos and two even more active beagles with her husband in Kingston, MA; Brittany has learned to take each hour as it comes. Not easy for a self-confessed Type A over planner. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Suffolk University, she spent a few years in the marketing world before returning to school to earn a post-baccalaureate degree in Health Education. One month after completing her coursework, she and her husband welcomed their first child and she has been the primary caregiver for her children ever since. When she isn’t chasing kids or dogs, Brittany can be found in her home office where she works as an Operational Management Consultant, or in the kitchen coming up with new recipes her kids will actually want to eat. You can follow her kitchen adventures on Instagram at @thekidsateittoo.