Polcari’s Coffee

105 Salem St, Boston
(617) 227-0786

Recent Reviews

Omeed N.

Omg I wish I could have tipped the people. I decided to go to this cool place mostly because of the history and how the website was. It was super antique and the spices and coffee/tea was so nice and unique. The people were so nice and welcoming. They helped us find spices for cooking and teas to drink. All the things were authentic and very nice. I recommend to everyone for something to cook with or even something to drink while studying. I recommend the "Russian Cammeron" im not sure if that's what it's called. It's a tea that's smoky and tasty. First go to the website to see the history and then go to the place. Really enjoyed it

Jennifer T.

The smell along will bring you into this place ! Super cool coffee sport in the heart of Boston! On a recent trip we were wondering the streets and stumbled on this place because of the smell! Super chill place with vet knowledgeable and fun workers who know about coffee! This is not your Starbucks where you can get tons of sugary drinks! No this is just straight up good ol coffee- and tons of varieties ! Definitely a cool spot to check out if you visiting Boston!

Jack M.

Absolutely love this place! The blends are fantastic, they have a ton of net spices, and the people are incredibly nice and fun to talk with as they prepare your coffee! Highly recommend the Dark Vader blend...Polcari's is the only shop I purchase my coffee from.

Stephen Kobzik

The coffee is the best I've ever had (got both the Organic Mexican and Antigua). Both were soooooo good. The guys working behind the counter were awesome and funny. Amazing experience just buying coffee.

Andrews Dad

My grandmother used to go here now I call and get my cheese mailed out to me, these guys are the best..like business used to be!

E Will

Really great place for coffee. I love to stop there when I visit Boston even though most of their business is now mail order. Worth the time to walk over and pick up a few pounds to bring home.

Valkyriegirl

A true gem that still has the feel of little Italy. My go-to when I need specialty ingredients for family recipes.

Brian Hores

Always friendly service. Great coffee and spices!

Jenny Ng

Absolutely love this place. An authentic Italian coffee shop with lots of delicious goods and spices too. Had the best experience here. Bobby is awesome!

Deb S

Stopped in here as part of the North End Food tour. The coffee is great and ground when you order it. Bought the house blend and it is among the best coffee I have ever had. They have numerous other varieties and will grind to order. Mail order is also available

Vinny A.

Polcari's should really be your go to spot when you visit the North End! The shop is very cozy and a like a candy store - if your candy is spices, and interesting snacks! Drinks wise - definitely swing by for their espresso and lemon slush during the summer. Its all very fresh and very worth your time to take a stop here!

J Hunt

North ends neighborhood coffee shop. Imagine the tv series called "Little House on the prairie", this shop could almost be a carbon copy of Mr Oleson's merchantile store. Many people pass up in going to Starbucks, Timmy Ho's and even DD's to come here. Why?? Because here you can get the old school coffee, that is made from fresh grounded coffee beans. The coffee everyone enjoyed in the early year. Way before the Latte's, Expresso's, and Froth top coffees. Became the norm for coffee consumption. There is also tea, spices, nuts and candy you can get here.

john fraize

This place you got to go to if you love coffee. I got some kind of Ugandan roast and it was the best coffee you ever had. If I live near this place I'd be here everyday

Diana A.

How does a coffee shop with hours 11-5pm get 5 stars? It got me intrigued, so much so that I planned our last day in Boston around Polcari's business hours. We walked by a few times during our stay but was always too early or too late, but I love a good cup of coffee so I said we'll come back. My daughter and I made our way there after a late breakfast and lingered around Salem Ave, stopping by local pastry shops, while we waited for the "open" sign to flip around exactly at 11am. When we got there, already a few people in the store. I think regulars as they knew exactly what to get. I got a lb of their House Blend and a cup to go. First time I've taken a sip of coffee and say "Damn that's good!" Definitely up to the hype and I am so glad we got to stop by!!

Jurel H.

North ends neighborhood coffee shop. Imagine the tv series called "Little House on the prairie", this shop could almost be a carbon copy of Mr Oleson's merchantile store. Many people pass up in going to Starbucks, Timmy Ho's and even DD's to come here. Why?? Because here you can get a cup of the old school coffee, that is made from fresh grounded coffee beans. This is the coffee everyone enjoyed in the early years. Way before the Latte's, Expresso's, and Froth top coffees. Became the norm for coffee consumption. There is also tea, spices, nuts, coffee beans and candy you can get here.

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