While we don’t know if there is any truth to one donut chain’s claim that American runs on its coffee, there’s no denying that most Boston-area office workers are indeed fueled by the highly-addictive caffeinated drink. In fact, the average office professional drinks 1,040 cups of coffee per year.
If you’re one of those people who needs a cup of java to start your day, or a jolt of caffeine to get you through the afternoon slump, here are five coffee spots located within 10 minutes of our Wakefield office park.
24 Walkers Brook Dr., Reading MA – Wakefield may not have a Starbucks on every corner, but there is one just a half mile from The Lakeside Park in the Crossing at Walkers Brook mall. Known for its signature roasts, light bites and unorthodox size options, the chain is just as popular here in the Boston area as it is on the west coast in its hometown of Seattle.
273 Salem St., Reading MA – Need your coffee in a hurry? Order ahead in the Dunkin’ app and pick up your order in Reading, just a mile and a half from The Lakeside Park. The world’s leading baked good and coffee chain offers 50+ varieties of donuts, in addition to dozens of premium beverages, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. They even have a loyalty program that rewards you with points on every purchase.
* There’s also a Dunkin’ in the Shell Gas Station at 87 Walkers Brook Dr. (just 0.5 miles away)
Honey Dew Donuts
142 Lowell St., Wakefield, MA – For those who prefer a locally owned coffee shop, there’s a Honey Dew Donuts located one mile from The Lakeside Park offices. The New England chain, which got its start in Mansfield MA, serves a variety of coffees, donuts, muffins, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and other beverages for office workers in need of a pick-me-up.
676 Main St., Reading, MA – Kick back and enjoy a cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage at this cozy café located just over a mile from the Wakefield office park. In addition to great coffee and blended beverages, this Italian-influenced coffeehouse chain offers pastries, breakfast sandwiches and other light fare, as well as Wi-Fi and plenty of comfy chairs.
Java Grind and Grill
125 Main St., Stoneham, MA – If you’re looking for a family-owned coffee shop & diner, Java Grind and Grill is located just two and a half miles from The Lakeside Park. Their hot and iced coffees are made with flavored beans, instead of syrup, and they serve all-day breakfast, including egg sandwiches, bagels with cream cheese and their fan-favorite French toast bites, which can all be made-to-go.
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