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Editors’ Choice

Coffee and Cotton


bons 2016 drink winner



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,


Readers’ Choice

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, 


Newcomer to Watch

Caffé Nero

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,