Tatte is hugely popular with the Instagram crowd, but it’s easy to see why after spending a little time in the beautiful, spacious, white tile cafe. The best known of the bakery’s locations is in Beacon Hill, but there are quieter options if you don’t fancy soaking in some hustle and bustle in Boston’s most historic neighbourhood while you consume your caffeine.
It’s a quintessentially hip spot with Edison bulbs dangling from the ceiling, unfinished wood tables, and a chalkboard menu. The tiled floors are amazing if you can take your eyes off the open kitchen, and the Beacon Hill location even has a cute patio area out front for the two days a year Boston is neither covered in snow or a sweaty mess.
The food speaks for itself, but being a bakery, the bread deserves a mention. I’ve had the ciabatta roll on two different sandwiches, and it was a notable part of each. If filling meatball or caprese sandwiches like I ate aren’t your thing, the rest of their reasonably sized menu has quiches, salads, drinks, and a shakshuka that my girlfriend swears by. That’s to say nothing of the all-day brunch served Friday through Sunday!
And of course there are pastries to spare. The gorgeous nutboxes are one of any clued-in Bostonian’s most beloved treats, and pair perfectly with a little latte art and a good book. And in case you were wondering, the name’s pronounced “tah-tay”.