Coffee and Cotton
PHOTOGRAPH BY Joel Laino
For a truly authentic café experience, head to Coffee and Cotton at Mill No. 5 in Lowell. Funky rustic décor, robust coffee, live music, and a community vibe make it a pleasurable place to perch for a few hours. They are “Open early. Open late.” So whether you are a crack-of-dawn type looking for a cup of joe and a quiet table or a night owl ready to mingle among friends and fellow café-goers, this place has you covered.
250 Jackson St., Lowell, 978-656-1828, coffeeandcotton.co
Atomic café coffee roasters
A consecutive winner year after year, Atomic Café is the go-to java joint on the North Shore.
268 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-922-0042, atomicafe.com
Newcomer to Watch
This Andover coffee shop has quickly become the place to get your morning cup of joe. Fashioned after a European coffee house, the family-run business has been crafting fine Italian coffee since 1997.
77 Main St., Andover, 978-409-2847, caffenero.com