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Render Coffee

Render Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
South End, Boston
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    Djaniella D.
    "MUST try their homemade hazelnut latte - hot or iced!"(13 Tips)
    Brendon S.
    "Nice South End spot serving coffee from Tandem and Counter Culture."(6 Tips)
    Al S.
    "usually offer an option from Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland"(5 Tips)
    Sahil K.
    "... and free WiFi (pw: coffeetime)"(5 Tips)
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  • Tim L.heart icon on user image
    Tim LuoApril 14, 2016
    I got the drip coffee and it was very smooth. They pour light roasts well! The baristas were very friendly. They'll address you by name when they serve your drink. The indoor patio has great lighting!
  • Djaniella D.
    Djaniella D.September 20, 2015
    MUST try their homemade hazelnut latte - hot or iced! It reminds me of a ferrero rocher, just without all the added sweetness! It's extremely good!
  • Al S.heart icon on user image
    Al SNovember 27, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Render does pourovers right, and they usually offer an option from Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland, ME, one of New England's best coffee roasters. Get the Tandem pourover every time.
  • Tim G.heart icon on user image
    Tim GibeauJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    From lattes to pour-overs to cold brews, Render does it better than everyone else. Never bitter, always delicious. Plan on spending at least 5 minutes waiting, but it's well worth it.
  • Manuela M.heart icon on user image
    Manuela McDanalSeptember 8, 2018
    Coffee is amazing and the make your own breakfast sandwiches too!! Very nice and cozy ambiance
  • Julia M.heart icon on user image
    Julia MacDonaldJanuary 26, 2016
    I had the hot chocolate the other day and it was the best cup ive ever had!! Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is warm and inviting.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    Render Coffee serves a wide variety of direct trade coffee that packs amazing flavor. They also exclusively serve it pour-over style, so it's fun to watch them prepare your cup of joe!
  • Adam K.heart icon on user image
    Adam K.April 4, 2017
    Legit bagels. Try the jalapeno cream cheese! Hazelnut latte flavor is made in house but it's a bit weird and grainy.
  • Deskplore
    DeskploreFebruary 2, 2014
    Work/Study Experience - 4, Food & Service - 4. Nice Coffee shop serving good coffee & tea and tasty sandwiches. Great Service, reliable WIFI and plenty of power outlets available.
  • Keshavheart icon on user image
    KeshavAugust 10, 2014
    It's serendipitous find, tucked in the corner with jazz in the background and amazing selection of coffees. Personalized sandwiches will hit the spot! 9/10 I say
  • Moushumi C.heart icon on user image
    Moushumi ChaudhuryMay 22, 2017
    Lovely neighborhood cafe with a calm atmosphere. Sit in the atrium area in the back of you can, which gives you a lot of light and greenery.
  • Sahil K.heart icon on user image
    Sahil KathawalaJuly 23, 2015
    Pour-over's well worth the wait. Really beautiful space with lots of natural light, an outdoor patio and free WiFi (pw: coffeetime)
  • Lee W.heart icon on user image
    Lee WDecember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a great selection of beans. Worth the walk if you are near Symphony Hall or Berklee.
  • Brendon S.heart icon on user image
    Brendon SmithMay 13, 2018
    Nice South End spot serving coffee from Tandem and Counter Culture. Slow down and enjoy a pour-over.
  • Nicholas
    NicholasOctober 29, 2014
    One of Boston's true boutique coffee shops. They serve Counter Culture (NC based roaster). Try Barismo for a Massachusetts based cup of joe.
  • Elza L.heart icon on user image
    Elza LambergsJuly 18, 2016
    This is my favorite cafe. The trees and the breeze on the back patio along with good coffee makes for a perfect spot.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinDecember 15, 2013
    (Best of Boston 2013-COFFEE) Improper Bostonian says, "The Golondria has notes of caramel and chocolate, it's closest to a dark roast. The Finca Nueva Armenia is a little nutty, more light bodied."
  • Youssof M.heart icon on user image
    Youssof MalOctober 30, 2015
    Possibly the best coffee in Boston. I'm not a fan of hazelnut flavored coffee, but they're homemade flavoring is divine, a must try.
  • Eddie H.
    Eddie HowardJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    From 7am to 10am they have one of their coffees available in large batches. Perfect when you don't have time to wait for the single cup pour over coffee.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BradyMay 26, 2013
    The best coffee I've had in Boston. The elevated outdoor seating area is a big plus. The veggie wrap was underwhelming but my friend's quiche looked nice, although I didn't taste it.
  • Xavier
    XavierSeptember 24, 2016
    Great overpriced coffee! But the patio inside it is awesome!
  • John K.heart icon on user image
    John KoenApril 24, 2017
    Currently beans by Tandem and Gracenote, excellent flavor, very nice space
  • Jeremy B.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy BurnsOctober 1, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Good luck finding a place to sit with the laptop army occupying all the tables. Please install some standing-only countertops so patrons can eat!
  • Charleneheart icon on user image
    CharleneSeptember 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Family friendly establishment, friendly staff, and excellent customer service. Delicious egg sandwich on 7-grain!
  • Candace B.
    Candace BlydenburghSeptember 19, 2014
    Try a regular cup of coffee - it is so good that I drank it without cream or sugar and Ihave not done that in 20 years!
  • Tara L.
    Tara L.January 12, 2013
    Best coffee- love the cold brewed. Also have great deals with foursquare. Just got 50 % off order, not too shabby.
  • Gianna N.heart icon on user image
    Gianna NebbiaOctober 31, 2016
    I don't love their coffee but I think that's more of a me problem-It has a bold aftertaste. They're just the nicest workers!
  • Keri G.heart icon on user image
    Keri GarelSeptember 4, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The malted cold brew and the gorgeous indoor/outdoor patio make Render Coffee damn near perfect.
  • Gauri M.
    Gauri ManglikJuly 9, 2012
    Sweet coffee shop. They make the coffee in a fancy way that I dont remember. Free, fast wifi. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Soxinly
    SoxinlySeptember 25, 2014
    Great coffee! 5 different kinds of milk! Pretty hardcore even with west coast standard.
  • Sofia P.heart icon on user image
    Sofia PapastamelosApril 19, 2016
    One of the best coffee shops in the city. Grab yourself a pour over!
  • Alex S.heart icon on user image
    Alex ShuckDecember 22, 2015
    Excellent coffee, breakfast sandwich is one of the best in the South End. New wifi password is "password"
  • Emrecan D.heart icon on user image
    Emrecan DMarch 16, 2015
    Great coffee, relaxed atmosphere! All that one can possibly ask from a coffee shop!
  • Daniel T.heart icon on user image
    Daniel TewfikMay 5, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Hidden patio in the back. Great coffee in the front.
  • Celeste M.
    Celeste M.August 5, 2013
    Great coffee and awesome employees! So far best coffee place I've been to on this trip.
  • Kyle B.heart icon on user image
    Kyle ByeAugust 23, 2015
    The homemade hazelnut latte is the bomb.com!
  • Charlie W.heart icon on user image
    Charlie WillsDecember 27, 2013
    Great people and very welcoming to their shop. Will visit again.
  • Seahee P.heart icon on user image
    Seahee ParkSeptember 5, 2012
    I visited here from NYC. Absolutely LOVE everything about this cafe!!!! Best coffee shop I have ever been to.
  • Danielle
    DanielleApril 23, 2014
    Great little coffee spot with delicious coffee and food. Get the hazelnut latte!
  • Gail R.
    Gail RushMarch 10, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Greatest bagels in the area! Great art on the walls too!
  • Matt C.heart icon on user image
    Matt ConnollyAugust 14, 2015
    By no means the fastest service in town but it's worth it for the breakfast sandwiches.
  • Joe M.heart icon on user image
    Joe MontesDecember 10, 2017
    Beautiful, cute little cafe. Super cozy and the drinks are great.
  • Violetta G.heart icon on user image
    Great coffee place with unique patio☺️☺️
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew ParkerMay 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best coffee in Boston. But it's 4 minute pour over, so be prepared to wait. They use Counter Culture beans.
  • Stephen B.heart icon on user image
    Stephen BarnesJuly 7, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    The best coffee and cafe in the Boston area. Hands down.
  • Wylie C.
    Wylie ConlonSeptember 13, 2013
    Outdoor seating in the back, power outlets are to the left (bring an extension cord)
  • Sara T.heart icon on user image
    Sara TaylorJuly 18, 2015
    Their iced coffee is delicious. It is also a lovely light filled space to work in.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SiegsOctober 3, 2014
    Great coffee! Get a "one and one" a shot of espresso with a cortado
  • dani a.heart icon on user image
    dani aOctober 30, 2015
    Almond, soy milk available for 0.25$ extra. Hazelnut latte amazing!
  • Misiek P.
    Misiek PiskorskiFebruary 20, 2012
    Wow! What a fantastic place. They don't even have real glasses and people drink out of plastic cups. At least they have plates ;-)
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