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

Real estate professional Joshua Stephens is a vice president at Warren Residential’s Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Stephens joined the company in 2013 and quickly distinguished himself as a motivated innovator.

Joshua has experience in every aspect of residential real estate in Greater Boston and has had the pleasure of working with the area’s buyers, sellers, investors, and developers.

He has been awarded many honors for his work in both real estate and as a community developer and advocate. In 2017, he was chosen to serve on the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices national REthink Council, a position bestowed by BHHS executives to 15 agents among thousands of applicants. Although Berkshire Hathaway is known for hiring the finest and most capable individuals, Joshua has continued to set himself apart time and again.

In addition to his work in real estate, Joshua is 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 entrepreneurs, and currently is president of the group.

A resident of Massachusetts, Joshua believes that connecting his clients with ideal communities is both a priority and privilege. He sees his role as a Realtor as about more than simply facilitating the buying and selling of property, but rather serving as lifelong advisor. Due to this, Joshua is able to alleviate the typical burdens of moving and assure the experience is one that lets the sensation of being in the perfect place, at the perfect time, truly resonate.