Well folks, we have some big news and it’s bittersweet: we announce that Longfellows will close after service on Sunday, June 2nd. Alisha and Jesse (and Skylar and Pepper) are relocating this summer as Jesse accepts a position as a professor at Princeton University.
When we opened our doors with Lamplighter 2.5 years ago, we had four items on the cafe menu: coffee, espresso, donuts, and waffles. Alisha thought she'd run a small shop with maybe three employees.
With your support, we have grown into a vibrant coffee shop and community hub. Today, we have over 10 staff, are open 7 days a week (remember when we were CLOSED on Sundays?!), and are proud to say that we're a favorite community destination for so many folks. It has been an absolute honor and a joy to be a part of the food and female-owned business community in Cambridge and beyond.
When we close, you don’t have to worry about finding good coffee elsewhere, because our friends at Lamplighter are opening a NEW cafe concept on Monday, June 10th! Check out @pepitacoffeeco on Instagram. You can look forward to a delicious spot to grab your coffee and breakfast, and you’ll notice some familiar Longfellows faces, too.
Over the next three weeks, we're celebrating Longfellows with a series of community events – starting today! Events include: a Longfellows Marketplace,Barista Off-Menu Specials, Cafe Yoga, a final Sando Celebration, and MORE. The full details are listed below and online here, and we'll send out a separate email with the full scoop too.
Dear community: we thank you so much for your steadfast support, and we hope to see you a LOT over the next three weeks. We’ll miss you SO MUCH. Cayla, AC, and the entire Lamplighter crew: thank you for being the best brewery and partner we could have asked for. You've been so supportive and incredibly fun to work with. Thank you for everything.
XO – Alisha & the entire Longfellows crew
Stop by between now and June 2nd and take home a piece of Longfellows!
Our branded ceramic Mugs are on-sale for just $5.00, as well as all of our other swag that we have in-stock – including Sweatshirts, Tote Bags, TShirts, Onesies, Stickers, Buttons, & more! Please feel free to email us, too, to reserve your piece of Longfellows. Thank you for your support. Please note, all pickups must be made by June 2nd.
Longfellows reusable glass Cold Brew Coffee growlers are now just $1.00 (normally $2.00 for 16oz and $3.00 for 32oz).
These sturdy growlers are great for storing cold beverages of any kind, particularly delicious Cold Brew Coffee (while friends say they make wonderful vases, too). Cheers and thank you!
Ever wonder what Sanjeev or Andrea are drinking behind the coffee bar all day!? Now is your chance to find out. Starting TODAY, we're featuring our Team Members' favorite Longfellows OFF MENU coffee concoctions – from Nicks on the Beach to Drea's Elixir. ;)
Swing by to see who and what's featured on our Signature Drink Board – the offerings will change every two days between now and June 2nd. Cheers!
Help "Memorialize" Longfellows this Memorial Day. From Monday, 5/20 through Sunday, 6/2 we'll place a Memory Box by the register.
Please drop in a fave memory from your time at Longfellows – whether it was a delicious Sando moment, a funny story, or a memorable interaction with one of our staff. We'll share your memories on our Instagram Stories all week long.
Join us for our last official Longfellows Weekly Running Club on Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 AM. The group meets at Longfellows at 7am, leaves belongings at the shop, and runs (at an easy pace) for about 3-4 miles. After the run, folks usually share coffee and breakfast.
This week, in honor of Longfellows and this community, we'll feature FREE coffee for runners as well as a community potluck. Cheers and hope to have you join us!
Come help us celebrate the best day of the week: Bagel Friday featuring Bagelsaurus Bagels! Bagelsaurus is one of our very favorite lady-owned food businesses, and we're going to miss Mary and crew like crazy.
We'll be ordering more Bagelsaurus Bagels than ever – including special flavors like Cheddar Garlic – and have loads of Housemade Cream Cheese to top your bagel delights. Cheers.
Join Longfellows for a Yoga Class in the Back Taproom from 9:30-10:30 AM on Saturday, June 1st.
Buy tickets! Tickets are $20 and they include a one-hour all-levels yoga class taught by Longfellows owner and RYT Alisha Fowler, followed by 10% OFF at Longfellows (valid for cafe food or drink on June 1st).
We're closing out 2.5 years of delicious Longfellows eats with a celebration of our signature Breakfast Sando. Pesto or Chipotle? (Plus, there will be a few special Sando toppings available for this weekend only!)
We hope you'll come say goodbye, and enjoy a delicious Breakfast Sando, or five. ♥