To build on my reply to the recent ‘Boston’s best coffee’ thread, I have to give all kinds of hearts and stars to Loyal Nine’s unreal coffee. It’s one of only two consistently Australian-quality coffees in the area (Three Little Figs) is the other: strong, well-balanced, and perfectly-brewed every time. The baristas really know their stuff, and manage to maintain the perfect level of noticeable but non-intrusive level of warmth and cheerfulness in the mornings.
Their baked goods are also amazing, with special nods to the salted butter cake (not really cake, almost more like kouign amann), the sourdoughnut, and the biscuit. Something changed about the biscuits in the last month or so, and they went from good to fantastic as a result: crunchy outside, almost cloud-like fluffy inside, so delicious that I don’t want to use the honey butter because I don’t want to mask the biscuits’ own flavour in any way.
Loyal Nine’s recently-added brunches deserve their own thread, and I’ll try to get to that soon. But I wanted to talk up the coffee first because it’s just that good, and for all that Camberville is a great food destination, we suffer from the same coffee desert problems as everywhere else around Boston. Loyal Nine is a much-appreciated oasis.