Where to Eat Around Town

Originally Posted By Mel Choyce last year for WCB 2016.

Coming in early or staying in town an extra day and wondering where to eat around Boston? Here are some of our favorite spots.

Coffee & Breakfast

We’ll have coffee all day Saturday and Sunday, but when you’re in Beantown, sometimes you just want a couple cups. Here’s some of our favorite coffee (and breakfast) spots around town:

Pavement Coffeehouse

736 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

This one is literally across the street from BU. We’re especially fans of their cold brew and affogato. If you need a quick break from WordCamp, this is the place to go.

Refuge Cafe

155 Brighton Ave, Allston

About a mile away from BU is Refuge Cafe in Allston. Take a nice walk, or hop the 57 bus for a quick trip. Refuge is a fun little space with plenty of seating if you want to work for a little while with your laptop or tablet. Be sure to try their Allston Sunrise breakfast sandwich or their vegan breakfast burrito.

1369 Coffee House

1369 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
757 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

If you’re staying in or around Cambridge, check out 1369 Coffee House in Inman or Central Square. This is a daily favorite for some of our team! They make great cold brew and iced lattes, or if you’re looking for something caffeine-free, check out their seasonal lemonades. Their daily scone selections are to die for.

Kupel’s Bakery

421 Harvard St, Brookline

Do you like bagels? We love bagels. Get ’em untoasted with cream cheese or try one of their great bagel sandwiches, like the Coolidge Corner. We’ve heard the bear claws are delish.


Enjoy some of our favorite lunch spots:


Multiple locations

The Great Boston Area’s favorite local vegetarian chain of restaurants and food trucks, Clover is the perfect place to grab some lunch if you’re out and about town. You can’t go wrong with any of their sandwiches. If you’re looking for a larger lunch, try one of their awesome platters.

Paris Creperie

278 Harvard St, Brookline

If you’re staying at the Holiday Inn, Paris Creperie is a quick C (Green) Line train away. With a selection of sweet and savory crepes, Paris Creperie is sure to please. Try the Kale’n It or Lilli’s. If you have a strong sugar craving, try the Frozen Nutella Hot Chocolate or Latte.


Need something a little more filling? Here are some dinner spots to check out:

Sunset Grill and Tap

130 Brighton Ave, Allston

This one might sound familiar — it’s a sibling restaurant of our after party venue, Sunset Cantina. With hundreds of beers on their menu, Sunset Grill and Tap’s a great place to head out with your friends for burgers and brews.

Otto Pizza

888 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline

If you’re into non-traditional pizza, Otto is the way to go. Be sure to grab a slice of the Mashed Potato, Bacon & Scallion pizza, or our other favorite, Pulled Pork & Mango. If you’ve been to WordCamp Maine, this Northeast pizza chain should be familiar to you.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

In the mood for something a little fancier? Island Creek Oyster Bar is the place to be. With a magnificent raw bar, killer lobster rolls, and a full cocktail menu, Island Creek is the foodie’s paradise.

Just a tip: try to check this one out Friday or Monday; with home Redsox games on Saturday and Sunday, it’s sure to be packed. If you can, make a reservation online.

WordCamp Boston 2017 Schedule

We’ve posted the schedule for WordCamp Boston 2017, you can see it here.

As always we have great sessions planned, With Keynotes from John Maeda, Global Head – Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic on Saturday, and K.Adam White, formerly a Senior Web Engineering Consultant at Bocoup  and the lead for the REST API on Sunday. We couldn’t ask for better keynotes

This year we are running 4 tracks. We have 47 sessions scheduled – the most we’ve ever offered, so whether you are new to WordPress, an advance developer, beginning developer, designer, or a blogger/user -we are sure there are many sessions that will make your business more successful!

This WordCamp Boston will be as accessible as ever! With live captioning of all the presentations, quiet rooms, and more!

WordCamp Boston has several great sponsors to help make it a success. With major sponsors like WooCommerce, SiteLock, BoldGrid, Bluehost, Jetpack, WPEngine, A2 Hosting, GoDaddy, Pantheon, SiteGround, Captain Form along with several others. You can talk with them directly about ways to improve what you are doing. You can see all of them here.

Register Today! It’s the best $40 you’ll invest in your business.

Have an idea for a panel at WordCamp Boston?

Last year, we had 4 panels throughout the weekend: on Design, WordPress in Higher Ed, Content & Writing, and Business. This year, we’re looking for panelists again on a lot of different topics, from plugin development, to themes, tips for new bloggers, and of course the same topics that we ran last year. But we also want to hear from you — if you have any topic suggestions for panels at WordCamp, let us know in the form below!

(Psst, if you’re interesting in being on a panel, you can apply on our Call for Panelists page!)

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Share your knowledge at WordCamp Boston!

If you’ve ever been to a WordCamp, you know that the talks are a huge part of the event. We love that so many people want to share their WordPress knowledge with our community, and have had amazing talks come out of WordCamp. You can even watch last year’s videos online!

Do you have a lesson, idea, or story you want to share with our audience? You should apply to speak. You don’t need to have tons of public speaking experience (or any), all we ask is that you be able to present your chosen topic passionately and respectfully (there are a few other guidelines outlined on the speaker application). If you’re unsure about a topic, we’re happy to chat it through.

Last year we tried adding two new themed tracks. This worked well, so we’re going to do it again! There will be a Saturday morning track, WordPress 101, to get people new to WordPress up-to-speed for the rest of the conference; and another track for WordPress in Higher Education. Of course, we’ll always have our informal tracks of content for developers, designers, writers, business owners… Is there another theme you’d like to see a track dedicated to? Let us know in a comment!

We’re also trying to put together some panels for general conversation on common topics. If you’re interested in volunteering for a panel, check that out.

Speaker applications close on May 31st, so you’ll have plenty of time to get your presentations done 🙂

Help sponsor WordCamp Boston

If you or your business have benefited from using WordPress, now is the perfect time to give something back.

Sponsoring WordCamp is a great opportunity to demonstrate your support for the WordPress community. Our attendees include designers, developers, bloggers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and educators from throughout New England and across the country. In order to drive costs down for our attendees, we look to sponsors to help make WordCamp part of this thriving open-source community.

WordCamp Boston 2010 was one (very full) day of content and had roughly 400 attendees. 2011 and 2012 brought two full days of content and 500+/600+ attendees respectively. 2013 was even bigger with three days of content and 2014 & 2015 were around 450 attendees. Last year had a similar amount, again over two days. This year we are back at a bigger venue and hope for 500-650 attendees.

Check out our Call for Sponsors for more details.

Welcome to WordCamp Boston, MA

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Boston is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Boston will be July 22-23rd at Boston University, George Sherman Union

Subscribe using the form above to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!