Espresso Rating: 8/10Americano Rating: 8/10
Pavement is a good, solid coffee shop/cafe (with three locations in the Back Bay: one on Gainsborough, one on Boylston and one on Newbury). It's not Boston's best coffee, but it's Boston's best coffee chain.
|Espresso: Ristretto! Not too bitter, somewhat flavorful, pairs nicely with sweet pastries|
|A board announcing the current coffee and espresso is a reliable sign of a good coffee shop.|
|Small Americano - It had a nice little molassesy flavor I really enjoyed.|
|Almond Cinnamon Square "Croissant" - The pastry part was soft, dense and sweet like tart dough. I found the whole thing a bit too sweet, which means the average person would love it. The textures were very nice.|
They heated my chocolate croissant! Really good, though no better than Trader Joe's and certainly not as freshly out of the oven, even heated.
At Pavement you get an hour of free wifi a day and after that it's $5 for an hour.