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On the Cheap: iYO Cafe

Without any children at my disposal, I decided the best way to evaluate iYO Cafe, a self-serve yogurt and waffle shop, would be to rally some girlfriends and smoke a fat joint before heading over.
DIY dessert in Davis Square
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 12, 2012

Review: Thinking Cup Coffee Bar

This past December, Thinking Cup Coffee Bar opened downtown, serving up strong brew in an atmosphere that fosters low-tech creativity.
Toning down technology and one-upping fair trade
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 02, 2011
Jaho Coffee and Tea brings Slow-Life to South End

Review: Jaho Coffee & Tea

Jaho is dedicated to slow living and slow brewing, but the haughty morning attitude of Boston commuters rushing for a cup may challenge this shop's efforts to make caffeine consumption relaxing.
A slow-life beverage chem lab opens in the South End
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 17, 2011

Suds worth the splurge

While it will cost you, these four splurge beers are worth every penny.
By JOSH SMITH  |  April 29, 2011

Review: Village Heart Bakery Café

It's a straightforward principle but the Village Hearth Bakery Café has perfected it: keep things simple and the quality will shine through.
A truly Continental breakfast, and much more
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 03, 2010