Longfellows closed after service on Sunday, June 2nd. Alisha and Jesse are relocating this summer as Jesse accepts a position as a professor at Princeton University.
Dear community: we thank you so much for your steadfast support, and we hope to see you around the neighborhood this summer. We’ll miss you SO MUCH. Cayla, AC, and the entire Lamplighter crew: thank you for being the best brewery and partner we could have asked for. You've been so supportive and incredibly fun to work with. Thank you for everything.
XO – Alisha & the entire Longfellows crew
Longfellows is an independent community-driven coffee shop that was located in the heart of Cambridge, MA. Longfellows offered locally-roasted coffee, espresso, and breakfast goods to our awesome neighbors.
As a locally-run business housed inside of another local business (double local OMG), Longfellows was thrilled to partner with producers and purveyors from across Massachusetts. We sourced freshly roasted coffee from Barrington Coffee in Western, MA, baked goods from Iggy’s, meats from Formaggio Kitchen, bagels on Fridays from Bagelsaurus, donuts from Somerville's beloved Union Square Donuts, tea from Watertown's MEM Tea, and delicious milk from High Lawn Farm.
Our name Longfellows is inspired by the Longfellow Bridge, less than one mile away, and Henry Longfellow, for whom the bridge is named. The Longfellow Bridge connects our Cambridge neighborhood to Boston and we see ourselves as a connection point in our rapidly growing and changing community. What's more, there's a good story involving the bridge, the poet, romance, tragedy, and coffee.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used to walk our very streets and crossed the bridge from Cambridge to Boston to court Francis Appleton in Beacon Hill. After seven years of romance and a healthy dose of poetry, they married. Sadly, he lost his beloved Fanny in a tragic dress fire accident. Apparently, she requested a cup of coffee shortly before she died. We'd like to think if we'd been there to deliver, the story could have ended differently.
The cafe is now closed. For all inquiries, please contact Alisha: firstname.lastname@example.org