We're an independent community-driven coffee shop in the heart of Cambridge, MA offering locally-roasted coffee, espresso, and breakfast goods to our awesome neighbors. Come say hello! We're at 284 Broadway, Cambridge, MA – nestled inside of Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Monday – Friday, 7:30am-3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30am-3:00pm
DRINKS We're housed in a brewery so here's what's on-tap, literally: cold brew (nitro, regular); seasonal housemade sodas, Aqua Vitea kombucha. We've also got a full range of espresso drinks – including seasonal lattes – as well as hot drip coffee and tea. See the full menu online.
NOMS We have breakfast and ***NEW*** LUNCH goods for you! Stop in and choose from our house-made breakfast sandwiches, Belgian liége-style waffles, avocado toast, focaccia sandwiches & more! See the full menu online.
As a locally-run business housed inside of another local business (double local OMG), we're thrilled to partner with producers and purveyors from across Massachusetts. We source freshly roasted coffee from Barrington Coffee in Western, MA, donuts from Somerville's beloved Union Square Donuts, tea from Watertown's MEM Tea, breakfast sandwich muffins from Waltham's Stone & Skillet, delicious milk from High Lawn Farm, bread from Nashoba Brook Bakery in West Concord, chocolate from our neighbors at Taza Chocolate & more!
What's in a name?
Longfellows was inspired by the Longfellow Bridge 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 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.