Fabulist Cafe

Sip, Savor, & Create at Fabulist 

Fabulist is more than just a cafe offering delicious coffee and snacks — it's a hub for creatives and book lovers alike. Located in the heart of Boston's Seaport neighborhood on the first floor of GrubStreet’s Center for Creative Writing, Fabulist serves coffee and espresso, tea, simple breakfast and lunch items, snacks, and in the evening, beer and wine.

Hosting a beautiful scenic view of the harbor and nestled beside Porter Square Books: Boston Edition, Fabulist provides an inspiring space to fuel your most creative work, relax into a great read with a signature espresso drink, or gather with friends over beer and wine after work (or your workshop).

Fabulist is owned and operated by GrubStreet, and we can't wait to host the whole community, including at GrubStreet events on our Writers' Stage.


In the News: 

"GrubStreet, one of the most prominent creative writing centers in the country, has opened a new cafe in Boston’s Seaport District. Fabulist, located on the first floor of the GrubStreet Center for Creative Writing since February, is both a coffee joint where you could lose your day in a book and a space for mingling with a glass of wine after a late-night author reading. It’s also a creative hub for writers to work and collaborate." — GBH News, Arts & Culture 


Check out our coffee, tea, and espresso menu, and don’t miss out on our signature flavored lattes, Antihero (coconut sugar, vanilla bean, and sumac) and Poetic Justice (rosemary, hazelnut, and orange).

Fabulist also serves delicious food from local BIPOC or women-owned food distributors, including empanadas, soup, bagels, cookies, and more. So stop by for lunch or pick up food on your way to class in the evening. 




Fabulist's hours are:

  • Tue - Sat: 10am - 7pm
  • Sun: 10am - 3pm

We'll also have outdoor seating for the warmer months, so you can drink, eat, and write while enjoying the seaside views. 



GrubStreet Member Discount:

GrubStreet members get 10% off all food and nonalcoholic drinks. So don’t wait: order a drink, pull up a seat, and get writing at Fabulist.


Gift Cards:

Share the gift of caffeination and inspiration with your friends and family! Gift cards are available for purchase at the front counter.


If you have specific questions about Fabulist, email [email protected] or call GrubStreet's office at 617.695.0075.

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