Boston’s Best Café Mocha

Café mochas, also known as mocha lattes, are just like regular lattes, but with chocolate added. Pretty much every coffeehouse in Boston has them, but who makes the best?

Diesel Cafe in Davis Square makes one of the best mocha lattes that pollystyrene has tried—and it tastes just like the version at Pavement Coffeehouse's two locations.

RJ Gourmet in East Cambridge is Matt H's pick, mainly for the Mexican mocha. And EmmaFrances is partial to the café mochas at Toscanini's. "They aren't very sweet, which I like," she says.

Thinking Cup's café mochas (pictured) are "well presented and not overly sweet," says huuvola, and pollystyrene thinks that Voltage and Dwelltime might also be worth a try. One café mocha that didn't make the mark was Crema Cafe's: "It was practically tasteless," pollystyrene says. "[But] their brownies are fantastic."

Diesel Cafe [Somerville]
257 Elm Street, Somerville
617-629-8717

Pavement Coffeehouse [Fenway]
44 Gainsborough Street, Boston
617-859-7080

Pavement Coffeehouse [Back Bay]
1096 Boylston Street, Boston
617-236-1500

RJ Gourmet [East Cambridge]
441 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
617-945-1599

Toscanini's [Central Square]
899 Main Street, Cambridge
617-491-5877

Thinking Cup [Downtown Crossing]
165 Tremont Street, Boston
617-482-5555

Voltage Coffee & Art [Kendall Square]
295 Third Street, Cambridge
617-714-3974

Dwelltime Coffeebar and Bakeshop [Inman Square]
364 Broadway, Cambridge
No phone available

Crema Cafe [Harvard Square]
27 Brattle Street, Cambridge
617-876-2700

Discuss: Best cafe mocha in Boston area?

Photograph by huuvola