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South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
+1 617-482-1015
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (54 reviews)
“cupcakes” (17 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
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Reviewed today

Delightful looking food only spoiled by the totally clueless staff - couldn’t remember two orders and had to go back for soup. Refrigerator cold when served. Returned it and after “heating” it was still cold. Perfect example of only as strong as your weakest link...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great scones, delicious croissants and sandwiches... sadly, THE WORST LATTE ever (very light coffee with a sip of milk) and very bad hot chocolate (too artificial). But most important: VERY POOR SERVICE. The girl who served was rude and sarcastic.

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn't been to the South End Buttery in a couple of years -- I loved the place, but I wasn't in the area as much and I kinda' "forgot" about it. Well, that was my bad. I decided to pop in for a light...More

Thank 567travelrn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a healthy dinner two nights before the marathon - this is a small cozy restaurant downstairs and had a good selection of healthy food on the menu. I had the 1/2 chicken which was delicious and my husband had the beet ravioli -...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We always enjoy the Buttery. It’s not fine dining, but they do a great job with high-end comfort food at a good price and in a nice atmosphere (sit downstairs in the room with the fireplace). The chicken pot pie was delicious as is the...More

Thank Boston41
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The staff is really kind and friendly. We had a seedy avocado toast and a buttery biscuit. Coffee was really good! The neighborhood is amazing, full of little shops and beautiful houses. Is worth the walk!

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Everything about this Cafe is perfect. The staff is friendly and look like they enjoy what they do. It's in a cute location. Great atmosphere. The coffee and food is delicious. I had a latte, smoky avocado toast and soup. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Christa L
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This place was very busy on Saturday morning because it’s a favorite in the area. Definitely make a reservation or else you’ll have to wait an hour+ for a table. It’s a fairly small restaurant to you’re really packed in. That being said, the food...More

Thank AMW9219
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Stopped in for an impromptu Sunday night dinner and we were practically the only ones there, so it was super private and romantic. Sat near the bar which was quaint and cozy, TV on the wall with the game on, attentive service from the bartender...More

Thank HeathaMartin
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed drinks at the bar. The bartender is imaginative and super creative. Stop in for a drink or stay for a meal.

Thank SusieH327
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Buzz M
1 July 2017|
Response from FlyAaron | Reviewed this property |
The cafe opens every day at 6am but you may want to call or check their website about lunch or dinner times.
Eleanor A
24 August 2016|
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Response from Bill V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. Great place I'm sure they will help you if you call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2190
    (Union Park)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay Orange Line -- 5 minute walk
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-1015
  • E-mail
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