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Equal Exchange Cafe

Coffee Shop$$$$
North End, Boston
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  • Ginnette P.
    "Great coffee shop with a great cause fair trade products."(7 Tips)
    Shilpa S.
    "Excellent coffee and pecan squares"(2 Tips)
    Molly C.
    "My new favorite stop on the way to/from north station."(2 Tips)
    Monika W.
    "The Black Cat Espresso is as silky and smooth as its name!"(8 Tips)
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  • Alexander V.
    Espresso was great
  • Emil H.
    Emil HMay 31
    Friendly staff, tasty coffee.
  • Crystal P.
    Crystal ParadisFebruary 1
    Wifi and free tables at 8am?! Almond Mille available. And bagels!
  • Navin A.
    Navin AmbiOctober 31, 2016
    Coffee, ambience and service.
  • Constantin W.
    Constantin WOctober 10, 2016
    The Apple zucchini muffin was delicious!
  • Gabriel I.
    Gabriel IshidaOctober 6, 2015
    Fair trade products!
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    Plugs along the walls. Wi-Fi password: fair trade Read more
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    "Plugs along the walls. Wi-Fi password: fair trade" Read more. https://foursquare.com/pickcrew/home
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KocinckiNovember 3, 2014
    The coffee is great
  • Sushama K.
    Sushama K SOctober 2, 2014
    One of the best coffee but not a place for ambiance or to sit back and read but coffee is amazing
  • Mike F.
    Mike FrayneAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Iced mocha latté is ridiculous.
  • Shilpa S.
    Shilpa SequeiraApril 28, 2014
    Excellent coffee and pecan squares
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KApril 21, 2014
    If this was closer to home, I'd be here every day.
  • Bikabout
    BikaboutApril 15, 2014
    Fair trade coffee and tea house with light lunch and chocolate bars. Good location, good coffee, great people.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WebsterMarch 22, 2014
    Unexpected perk: they have private bathrooms down the hall. Just grab the appropriate key-on-a-spoon in front of the espresso machine.
  • Ale F.
    Ale FonsecaJanuary 29, 2014
    Their vanilla roobois tea and pumpkin muffin = amazing, scrumptious, perfect.
  • Chris
    ChrisJanuary 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best espressos in town.
  • Monika W.
    Monika WahiJanuary 4, 2014
    The Black Cat Espresso is as silky and smooth as its name! Try it when they have it!
  • Bruce L.
    Bruce LithimaneOctober 15, 2013
    Don't you dare interrupt their work day with requests to exchange money for goods listed on-site. It's rude you hipster.
  • Cheryl R.
    Cheryl R.October 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegans, They often have vegan muffins & cupcakes, & they of course have soy milk.
  • Cally W.
    Cally WattsSeptember 16, 2013
    Bring your own reusable cup and get a discount on your drink!
  • Scott B.
    Scott BoniSeptember 12, 2013
    Delicious cold brew - "Chocolate"
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JawitzAugust 29, 2013
    Great spot to kill time during a BOS-BON layover
  • Mary Cecilia💟
    Mary Cecilia💟August 13, 2013
    So cute and homey:)
  • Christian B.
    Christian BrummJuly 9, 2013
    Nice cafe. Style is more like your US west-coast coffee shop than a NYC hipster place. Coffee was good but not phenomenal.
  • scott l.
    scott l.May 7, 2013
    Decadent pecan square
  • DJ Justin R.
    DJ Justin RyanMarch 21, 2013
    Great stuff. But far from quick!
  • Chris
    ChrisFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Outstanding espresso beans
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DeemerJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    lemon scone is delightful
  • Shareen S.
    Shareen S.November 27, 2012
    They have some great soups!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HiemenzSeptember 28, 2012
    Spicy hot cocoa with soy milk + veggie chili = great winter pick me up
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmithSeptember 20, 2012
    Drink Fair Trade, help change a life.
  • Sir S.
    Sir SpeedyJuly 27, 2012
    Our employees love getting coffee here. You can also pay with LevelUp!
  • Tyler
    TylerJune 9, 2012
    Bugs on the food! Eww!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FrayneJune 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best iced mocha I've ever had. I have 4-6 a week- its an addiction
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshMay 23, 2012
    Waiting a while for your train out of North Station? Hop over to Equal Exchange (it's practically next door) and get some fair trade coffee.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HiemenzMay 18, 2012
    The vegan baked goods are so yummy!!
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)
    A bit more hidden than other coffeeshops and study spots, this café has delicious organic teas and coffees and a vibe that’s hard to find anywhere else in the city. Read more
  • Shani
    ShaniJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    their soy chai latte is delish!
  • John P.
    John PDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a "disloyalty card." until March. Great idea!
  • lina r.
    lina roqueNovember 21, 2011
    Perfect coffee & bagels
  • Lindsey D.
    Lindsey DybdahlOctober 20, 2011
    Great coffee, reasonable prices, sexy staff & all for a good cause!
  • Jack D.
    Jack DeMancheSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great coffee, great space, great people! Can't really go wrong. Try the "Iced Diesel"
  • Molly C.
    Molly ChristianAugust 23, 2011
    My new favorite stop on the way to/from north station. Half priced food after 5 equals dinner to go!
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeeAugust 19, 2011
    Best looking baristas in all of the land.
  • Oxfam America
    Oxfam AmericaAugust 5, 2011
    EE Cafe keeps Oxfam's Boston office running and works to build a better food system by empowering farmers and consumers, supporting small farmer co-ops, and using sustainable farming methods!
  • Chris
    ChrisMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Apple cake. Yum.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BernardiMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Hugs come free with most drinks.
  • Joselin M.
    Joselin ManeJanuary 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly staff, did you everyone that works here owns a portion on the company?
  • a i.
    a iDecember 6, 2010
    USA with room = #1!!!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SNovember 8, 2010
    I love the snickerdoodle cookies and Miranda's special drink...ask for it!!
  • Tif L.
    Tif LienOctober 14, 2010
    the orange zest cookies are amazing. they're light and fluffy and just melt in your mouth. the granola with steamed milk is also really, really good!
  • Ginnette P.
    Ginnette PowellMarch 13, 2010
    Great coffee shop with a great cause fair trade products. The staff is wonderful!
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PabonAugust 10, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    order the red tea iced. It's not on the menu but they will do it.
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