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Coffee near UMass Boston

I am frequently at UMass Boston and need some good coffee badly for a long drive! After leaving UMass, I get on I-93 north then I-90 west. Used to stop at the Bon Pain at the Doubletree, but now it has been turned into a generic cafe with horrible coffee. Can anyone give me leads on where find some good coffee that is not too far from the I-93 entrance, say a mile or so? Or a place along the route that is easy-on easy off? Latte would be great, but even a good solid cup of coffee will be fine!

Dec 03, 2010
marciabcd in Greater Boston Area

Little Italy- quick eat-in or take out

I'm coming from CT on thurs. Wanted to go to Little Italy first then come back up to Rockefeller Center. On the agenda is Italian Food Center and Ferraras, two of my favorite places for food to take home.Also found Piermonte Ravoli on mondomap which looks good, if anyone has opinions on similar types of places.

Then am looking to have a decent meal, but not wait a long time. I don't know if it will be harder because it's Valentine's Day. Maybe a restaurant that has take out in case the line to be seated is too long. It's hard to tell what I'll be craving that day, but I do like a good veal and eggplant parmigiana, also well stuffed ravioli. Does anyone have any suggestions in the general area I'm talking about? Also late in the day how much time should I allow for this in order to be up to Rockefeller Center by 7? Will have a car.

Feb 11, 2008
marciabcd in Manhattan