barista making latte art in cup of milk and coffee (coffee shops Boston North Shore)Whether you’re jumpstarting your morning or unwinding with friends, a local coffeehouse is the answer! Boston’s North Shore and the towns and cities north of Boston boast a dynamic coffee scene brimming with irresistible vibes and exceptional flavors.

Olive’s Coffee & Bakeshop

341 High Street, Newburyport

Newburyport’s adored Olive’s Coffee & Bakeshop burst onto the scene in 2020, winning hearts across the community. This welcoming coffee haven delights with in-house baked goods, heavenly donuts from Bradford’s Heavenly Donuts, and irresistible croissants from A&J King Bakery in Beverly. This is the place to indulge in the delicious tastes of local fare!

Market Square Bakehouse

5 Market Square, Amesbury

This specialty coffeehouse and bakery delivers deliciousness to the Amesbury community. Market Square Bakehouse serves up third-wave coffee and refreshing cold brew along with artisanal teas and kombucha on tap. The coffeehouse is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy an espresso with a breakfast sandwich or a panini or salad for lunch.

Perfecto’s Caffe

Andover, North Andover, Peabody, Reading, Tewksbury

Looking for award-winning coffee? Perfecto’s is your place! More than 30 different coffee varieties can be bought whole bean or ground, and about eight different blends are freshly brewed each day. The delicious baked goods here are all hand made, from New York-style bagels, flavored cream cheeses, gourmet muffins, and the Gabriello family’s biscotti.

Kid Dream Coffee Company

5 West Dane Street, Beverly

The name of this Beverly coffee spot says it all. Beyond their stellar coffee, the food menu at Kid Dream Coffee is a dream come true for any age. Try jammy or nutty toast — perfect for the kids or kids-at-heart — or avocado or hummus toast for the more adventurous tastebuds. The husband and wife ownership team wanted to create a place where people can go, feel at home, and enjoy some delicious coffee. Kid Dream Coffee Company does just that!

Little Wolf

129 High Street, Ipswich

Step into Ipswich’s Little Wolf cafe, where cozy seating beckons friends to gather and invites busy moms to fuel up for the day ahead. Here, you’ll join a community of coffee enthusiasts savoring the finest roasted brews, expertly crafted just the way you prefer.

Empower

190 Haven Street, Reading
400 West Cummings Park, Suite 1975, Woburn

With a cozy, welcoming atmosphere and all sorts of shakes and teas in addition to coffee, Empower in both Reading and Woburn is a local treasure. And if you need a little snack alongside your beverage, you’ll find great homemade muffins, protein balls, acai bowls, and cookies here!

Coffee & Cotton

250 Jackson Street, 4th Floor, Lowell

Coffee & Cotton is the heart of Mill No. 5 in Lowell. Their house-made treats are a perfect accompaniment to a satisfying cup of coffee, latte, or espresso. This coffeehouse features made-to-order breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The live music and game nights keep this coffee spot — and you — going all day!

Brew’D Awakening Coffeehaus

61 Market Street, Lowell

Centrally located in downtown Lowell, Brew’D Awakening Coffeehaus is the place to energize and enjoy a freshly ground cup of coffee. The atmosphere welcomes friends meeting for breakfast or a quiet spot to work away from home. This warm and welcoming coffee house also features local artwork to pay homage to the culture and art scene in Lowell. 

Brew Box

131 Essex Street, Suite 2, Salem

Brew Box, the small coffee shop with a “big heart” in the heart of Salem, is a passionate hub for coffee enthusiasts and food lovers alike. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or a caffeine fix, this petite cafe delivers exceptional service and a mouthwatering menu that will leave you craving more with each visit.

Looking for more local spots for your next cup of coffee? Check out our favorite independent coffee shops in MetroWest, 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!

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