Rakks Style Spy:
Boston Architecture firm H+A Creates A Slice of Culinary Heaven

by Rakks | May 2nd, 2013

Buttery 2, South End, Boston

Rakks Style Spy is back and we’re highlighting a new Boston project.

On tree-lined Clarendon Street in Boston’s chic South End neighborhood, is the newest outpost of the award-winning Boston bakery/cafe The Buttery, aptly named The Buttery 2. The new cafe offers fine coffees, espresso drinks, loose leaf teas, homemade baked goods and unique sandwiches, soups and salads.

Buttery 2 Cafe

The Clarendon Street location designed by Hacin + Associates (H+A) is clean and serene. H + A transformed the former retail space into a sophisticated bistro with old world charm. The space features handmade cement tiles from Nicaragua and pristine white subway tiles that line the walls and serve as a backdrop for sumptuous items on display. One wall of the shop is lined with packaged coffees, teas and specialty items – all of which bask in their clean and simple presentation. The space feels open, airy and welcoming.

Buttery 2, Boston

In keeping with the original Buttery’s history, the shop features a warm but sophisticated color palette, materiality, and texture. Painted tin ceiling panels were used to mimic those found in original South End buildings. Counters are polished carrara marble and handsome glass display cases showcase the delectable assortment of foods made from organic and locally grown ingredients and provisions supplied by local producers. It’s a little bit of culinary heaven just steps from the Boston Ballet and Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

Stay tuned for more Rakks Style Spy discoveries this year!

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