Polcari’s Coffee – Boston North End – Little Italy
There are several things you immediately notice upon entering Polcari’s Coffee in Boston’s North End: the strong scent of coffee beans and the potent aroma of a variety of different spices. This adorable shop is like a time-capsule with its old-world charm preserved from a bygone era—from its creaky wooden floors to glass jars filled with specialty coffee beans or colorful spices to the antique brass scale to measure the coffee beans. There are also large overflowing with an assortment of ingredients used in Italian cuisine creating a path from one end of the store to the other. Polcari’s Coffee’s old-fashioned ambiance and convenient location on the corner of Salem St. and Parmenter makes it one of my favorite shops to photograph in the North End.