cups of coffee with latte artIf you’re in Boston’s MetroWest and need to fuel your caffeine craving, you’re in luck. Whether it’s a morning meetup with a friend, an afternoon pick-me-up with your kids in tow, or a delightful weekend family breakfast, these independent coffee shops in MetroWest have all the flavors and good vibes you could ask for!

Heirloom :: Weston

Located in Weston Center, Heirloom (aka “The ‘Loom”) is a tree nut and peanut-free bakery. Everything is deliciously baked in house from scratch, from cinnamon rolls and savory scones to “griddle sandwiches” (including the not to miss “Elvis” — sliced bananas, sun butter, chopped bacon, and Mike’s Hot Honey drizzle!). Heirloom is perfect for meeting a friend for a cup of coffee or for a comfort meal.

Heirloom Weston coffee shop

Saxonville Mills Cafe & Roastery :: Framingham

A coffee lover’s dream, Saxonville Mills Café & Roastery in Framingham offers a diverse array of freshly roasted 100% Arabica Colombian coffee in a beautiful atmosphere. You can feel the love this small business has for coffee. The cafe was opened in 2018, but the owners have 20 years of experience farming in their country of origin, Columbia. While the coffee is top notch, the food is equally delicious. From empanadas to croissants, this place is a gem.

Charles River Coffee House :: South Natick

Tucked away in South Natick, Charles River Coffee House is a local favorite. Pick a cozy table and enjoy a wide variety of coffees and teas along with breakfast sandwiches, bagels, muffins, scones, sandwiches, salads, and soups. I like to grab a table by the window and set up to work for an hour or two. If you are with the family, you can pop across the street to the scenic South Natick Falls. It’s the perfect spot to picnic and relax on a bench!

Charles River Coffee Shop in Natick

Coffee Haven :: Holliston

Coffee Haven is a mouthwatering spot to fill your belly and your caffeine tank. A Holliston institution for 26 years, this community meeting space allows friends and family to gather to enjoy coffee, smoothies, baked goods, breakfast, and lunch. The bagels are baked daily from scratch at Medfield’s Blue Moon Bagel Cafe in a variety of flavors (like the French toast bagel). Bring a dozen bagels home for the kids — they will thank you!

Haute Coffee :: Concord

For 10 years, Haute Coffee has been a Concord neighborhood favorite. The coffee here is ground and brewed to order, ensuring every cup is as fresh as possible. Their baking team boasts exciting and delectable baked goods, like lemon olive oil cake and pink guava cupcakes. The cafe offers a rustic and beautiful dining space that hosts local artists’ works, adding to their atmosphere and emphasis on community. You’ll want to pull up a chair and stay awhile.

The Coffee Loft :: Marlborough

The Coffee Loft is serving up happy vibes in Marlborough. This charming haven boasts an ambiance that’s as cozy as it is artful, complete with a crew of super-friendly coffee connoisseurs. Their extensive coffee menu includes a lineup of flavors neatly categorized into earthy, sweet, nutty, and sugar free. There are plenty of tasty food options, too, like crepes, breakfast sandwiches, and avocado toast, plus gluten-free and vegan pastries.

Muffin House Cafe :: Hopkinton, Medway, Mendon, Natick, and Westwood

This family-owned cafe and coffee shop is all over Boston’s MetroWest — its five locations are a staple in each community. Boasting the best blueberry muffin since Jordan Marsh, Muffin House Cafe is the locals’ favorite spot for freshly baked homemade muffins, cakes, doughnuts, pastries, and coffee. They even bake gorgeous seasonal treats for the holidays and specialty cakes for birthdays. 

Red Barn Coffee Roasters :: Westborough

This cozy coffeehouse located in downtown Westborough has been a local staple for more than 20 years. The neighborhood cafe will satisfy your caffeine craving with coffee from their premiere roasting facility in Upton, MA. Grab a coffee — and bring a bag of Massachusetts’ own Red Barn Coffee Roasters home with you!

Quebrada Bakery :: Wellesley, Watertown, Arlington, and Belmont

There is no shortage of deliciousness at Quebrada! Quebrada offers locally roasted coffees brewed in small batches to ensure each cup is exceptional. Their bakery selections are nothing short of spectacular. Croissants, muffins, breads, and cookies are baked daily. Their sugar sprinkle cookies in seasonal shapes are a favorite for the little ones. Visit Quebrada and it will quickly be your new favorite spot.

Heading outside Boston’s MetroWest for your next cup of coffee? Check out our favorite independent coffee shops in Boston or south of Boston!

Torry Katsiroubas Stamm
Torry grew up in Needham where she currently lives with her husband and three children. Torry earned her BA in Communications from Boston College and her MBA from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Torry returns to UMASS Boston every year as a guest lecturer and enjoys being back on campus to work with students. Torry is the 4th generation co‐owner of her family food distribution business, Katsiroubas Bros. Torry took the helm of her family business alongside her brother Ted after their father Nick passed away from ALS in 2013 in honor of whom she founded the Nick Katsiroubas Foundation. The mission of the Nick Katsiroubas Foundation is to continue her father’s legacy of giving with its current mission to support food insecurity in the community. In 2022, Torry Co-Founded, Morrissey Market a local co-packer for various grocery and food as medicine programs. Torry is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs, especially women and students, to start small businesses and bring products to market. Torry serves on the Massachusetts Food Policy Council and also on the Advisory Board for the Beth Israel Hospital in Needham. Torry enjoys spending time outdoors with her family - and taking time for herself to practice yoga, meditate and write. Torry never leaves home without a good book in her bag!