As a non-coffee drinker, I never spend any time in coffee shops, so walking into the Green T Coffee Shop on Huntington Avenue was a nice change of pace for my morning. Set in a former barber shop, Green T features a small seating area that could fit approximately 15 people. The coffee shop features a wide variety of coffees, teas and smoothies along with a strong breakfast and lunch menu. To start off my day, I went with a small breakfast sandwich (sausage, egg and cheese on a plain bagel) and the Rox-berry smoothie (Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, banana and yogurt). The service was quick and friendly and while the food was on the pricier side, it was definitely filling. After years of eating Dunkin’ Donuts breakfast sandwiches, Green T’s was freshly made and tasted real. The smoothie was also up to the standards I was expecting and was a good, healthy option.
The ambience of the shop was very quiet and understated. For the time I was there, I was the only sit-down customer. Barista Jeremy Cady, who has worked at the shop for five years, told me their busiest rush is usually between 8 and 10 a.m. daily.
“We get a lot of people in the morning heading to class or work,” Cady said.
Additionally, the summer months provide an uptick in service for those looking to cool off with a refreshing smoothie or iced coffee.
“Summer is where we are the busiest,” Cady said. “People are always coming in for smoothies or even iced coffees.”
After my trip to the shop, it definitely seems like a great place to go if you’re looking for a local coffee shop on Mission Hill. With a wide range of food and drink on the menu, Green T Coffee Shop can attract both coffee-lovers and breakfast-lovers alike.
Address: 754 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Phone number: (617) 487-8409
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday : 5:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday : 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Price of a medium cup of coffee: $2.75 (hot or iced)
Closest T stop: Fenwood Road on the Green Line (E)
Other locations: 873 South St., Roslindale, MA 02131