Copley Square Coffee and Lunch Guide

Working in Copley is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because of the food selection and a curse because it’s much more fun to buy lunch than to bring it.

Here’s the lowdown on the best spots for coffee and lunch in Copley Square.


Life Alive Organic Cafe


Coffee and breakfast:


Flour Bakery

131 Clarendon St

Their cold brew is to die for and their pastries and breakfast sandwiches are an added bonus.


Thinking Cup

85 Newbury St

Our go-to is the chai latte with almond milk, but their coffee and specialty drinks are delish.


Life Alive Cafe

431 Boylston St

From bulletproof coffee to turmeric lattes, Life Alive has one of the best morning brew selections in Back Bay.



399 Boylston St

Their house latte and matcha are excellent, especially when paired with their all-day breakfast.



286 Newbury St

If you’re craving coffee and a bagel, head to Pavement for Spanish lattes and drip coffee. They even have a coffee subscription so you can make it at home.




Life Alive Cafe

431 Boylston St

Like we mentioned above, Life Alive is so. good. It has an array of healthy foods like wraps, grain bowls and salads (and smoothie bowls if you’re feeling spicy).


569 Boylston St

Boloco stands for Boston Local Company and is the Boston version of Chipotle. You can customize your bowl/burrito or get one of their pre-made choices like the Buffalo bowl or Summer burrito.


225 Newbury St

Greek. Heaven. This place is a hidden gem. From zucchini fries to spicy feta, you’ll be back every week.


Anna’s Taqueria

800 Boylston St

This Anna’s location is tucked away in the Pru, but it never fails to dissappoint. Our favorite is the (boujee-ist) super quesadilla: a burrito wrapped in a quesadilla. You’re welcome.

By Chloe

399 Boylston St

By Chloe is all vegan, but meat eaters LOVE this place. They have burgers, salads, dips etc. There’s something on the menu for everyone here.


Where’s your favorite spot for coffee and lunch in Copley Square?

About the Author

Joshua Stephens is the founder and president of Moving Greater Boston and a Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Warren Residential. After graduating from UMASS Amherst with a degree in psychology in 2008, Josh dedicated five years to social service work on the North Shore before joining Berkshire Hathaway in 2013, where he found his professional calling and quickly distinguished himself as a motivated innovator capable of synthesizing the needs of buyers, sellers, investors, and developers. In just a few short years, Josh formed Moving Greater Boston and achieved over $100 million in sales after only 7 years in the business. Josh's team has been consistently recognized at both the local and national levels, receiving numerous prestigious awards for sales and customer service. Last year, the Moving Greater Boston team was awarded the coveted Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for all of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, which recognizes agents and teams that are in the top 1% for sales across a network of over 70,000 agencies. In 2017, Josh was also personally selected to serve on the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services National REthink Council, an honor bestowed upon only 15 agents among thousands of applicants. Despite his many and ongoing successes in the world of real estate, Joshua has never lost sight of his social work roots. A compassionate and principled professional who knows the value of strong communities, Josh continues his advocacy outside of the office by being actively involved in a number of local organizations and charities. In 2016, he was instrumental in conceptualizing and developing Business Networking International (BNI) Prospect Hill, an organization that connects local business professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs. As a native of Massachusetts, Joshua has an intimate knowledge of Boston real estate, while having a degree in psychology helps him to understand each of his clients' unique needs, enabling him to connect them with ideal communities, an opportunity which he considers both a priority and privilege. Rather than simply facilitating the buying and selling of property, Josh views his role as a realtor as a lifelong commitment to continually serving the best interests of the people who have put their trust in him. Josh continually strives for excellence in service, provides in-depth knowledge of the market, and blends unwavering integrity with amenable good humor to alleviate the stress of real estate transactions and assure the experience is one that lets the sensation of being in the perfect place, at the perfect time, truly resonate.