Boston News Café and Catering on Arch Street

80 Arch St, Boston
(617) 423-1149

Recent Reviews

Connie H.

On point always, freshest food in town. Quality and quantity, great folks

Max Trs

Sandwiches is tasty

MarkP115

Boston News Cafe is in 28 State Street. The owners are nice and very customer focused, and service is generally good. The breakfast and lunch choices are varied, quite good and modestly priced. There is a seating area, although most customers pick up their meals. One tip: The soups are very good.

Rebecca K.

I love this little cafe located right in Downtown Crossing! It's located at the back of Franklin Street (behind 77 Franklin) with doors on the side (Arch) and the alley. Tucked away this is a hidden treasure! Hot breakfast served until 11am. Lunch served all day. Order sandwiches or soup, or make your own salad. Choose from salad toppings like walnuts and cranberries, feta and shaved Parmesan, fresh veggies, tuna salad and chicken salad, etc... basic but with a nice flare! Popular in my office (we run down for lunch often) are chicken pesto sandwich and hummus veggie wrap. They also do catering. Order online. Delivery available of course. The ladies that work here and the family that runs the place are super friendly. You can pick up and go or there's counters along the windows in one corner of the place to sit and eat (approx 10 chairs). A bonus... they offer a few sundries types of items so you don't have to run to somewhere else if you need floss or a Kind Bar or lighter :)

Atticus McDonough

Amazing sandwiches! Try the tuna melt

James I.

I've never tried their food, but I come here every now and then to grab a drink or a snack. Everything is usually in stock, the staff are okay but I like the cute brown lady at the register the most. This is a convenient store which is near my job, so I'll return here...FYI the granola that comes with the parfait is pretty gross, so do avoid that lol.

S B.

Short and sweet- I am pregnant and my husband brought home a chicken salad wrap for me one day.. and now it is ALL I WANT. If it weren't totally weird, I would go get one every single day. Very good!!

Mike Deroche

The big selling point for Boston News Cafe is that they sell Boar's Head, and the sandwiches that incorporate Boar's Head are great. But unfortunately, either the meat sits out for too long, or a lot of the other sandwiches don't use Boar's Head... regardless of the sticker they slap on the packaging.

Kevin H.

Had a last minute client office lunch meeting with 16 people. Needed lunch delivered to client's office less than 24 hours from the time I was placing the order. Not only did the online ordering system work seamlessly, but they loved the sandwiches. Two people in the room literally said, "This is the best sandwich I've ever had". Great work BNC. Thanks for helping me keep up my Don Draper reputation. You'll be my go to lunch catering spot when I'm in Boston.

Mike D.

The big selling point for Boston News Cafe is that they sell Boar's Head, and the sandwiches that incorporate Boar's Head are great. But unfortunately, either the meat sits out for too long, or a lot of the other sandwiches don't use Boar's Head... regardless of the sticker they slap on the packaging. I've had their Chipotle Chicken sandwich twice, as it's one of their specialties. Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed with it both times. While the sauce was creamy, spicy, and flavorful, the chicken was dry and dull. The food comes out relatively slowly depending on what you order. I was found the layout and operation a little annoying and off-putting. There isn't any sort of semblance of a line... it's more of a crowd of people where there's some general understanding of who's been waiting longer. There's no apparent flow... you order somewhere along the long display case, then pay at an arbitrary cashier station on the other side of the store. There's no signage or lines to help you out, they just sort of assume you know what to do. The confusion is compounded by another problem: since there is no line or organization, people who have already ordered will stand around waiting in the same spot they ordered in. So when you walk in during the lunch rush, it's impossible to tell who has ordered, if it's your turn, and how to navigate through the chaos. Their business would be significantly improved by simple putting up a divider in front of the display case. This would create an organized line, people entering on one end, ordering their food, getting their food, then paying at the other. All in all, it's not a bad place. The sandwiches are decent ("A-OK", as a Yelp 3-star review will say), and it looks very clean. I come here every now and then for lunch, but never *ever* after 11:45AM. The earlier you get here, the more chance you'll avoid the hectic lunch rush.

jennifer r.

I walked by here a couple times and today I decided I should give it a try since I did not bring lunch to work My first impression was how clean the place is. The place is spacious ( there's no seats indoors to eat). The sell breakfast, sandwiches & wraps. They also have snacks like chips, fruits, candy etc. I ordered a Tuna Melt sandwich without the bacon and it was really really good! They toasted the sandwich which made the sandwich that much better. The ladies there are very kind, easy to deal with. Very quick service no lines at the time I went (2pm) I will definitely be returning whenever I don't bring lunch to work or whenever i'm in the mood for a good sandwich.

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Boston News Café and Catering on Arch Street

80 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 423-1149