In a town of young professionals and over-caffeinated students, it’s tough to throw a stone in Boston and not hit some form of coffee shop. But if you’re looking for somewhere to crank up your laptop, get some good food in you and some even better coffee, then Render is the perfect place to start.
Namely, start in the atrium at the back of the store. The free Wi-Fi extends flawlessly, and in more summery months, it’s the perfect sunlit place to sit to get something done with your day. Even though the atrium may be less desirable in the winter months, Render Coffee has an invitingly snug ambience all year round, a team of conscientious baristas, and a beautiful selection of fresh made quiches that greet you from a glass case as you walk in…
Should you be lucky enough to score a work surface, your effort will be rewarded. The coffee is brewed with magnificent beans from Portland, ME-based Tandem Coffee Roasters. The teas are Watertown-based MEM Tea’s. Though they take their sweet time making them, Render’s breakfast sandwiches are made on Iggy’s Bread or bagels, and the cardboard coffee cup sleeves are small works of art.
Other places in the city may have a larger fanfare around their name, or greater prestige about their Stumptown beans, but a mastery of the basics, local art decorating the walls, and regional ingredients has made Render Coffee the popular local haunt it is.