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Wake up and smell the pastries at this morning chef pop-up series

First-Friday breakfast events bring Urban Hearth, Top Shelf Cookies, and more local flavor to the Back Bay.

Rochambeau cafe
The Café at Rochambeau plays host to visiting local chefs every first Friday. Provided

French restaurant Rochambeau has a beautiful ground-level café space on a bustling part of Boylston Street — and they’re not keeping it to themselves. Bright and early on the first Friday of each month through spring 2022, Café at Rochambeau plays host to visiting local flavor with a chef pop-up series.

From 6:30 until 9:30 a.m. on the first Friday (January event pushed to the second Friday due to snow), guests will discover signature pastries, savory breakfast items, coffee drinks, and other surprises in store from up-and-coming Boston chefs and eateries. Treats are available until supplies last, and the events are walk-in only (no reservations). There is limited on-site seating available and everything is available to-go.


Check out the chef pop-up series schedule and menu highlights:  

  • January 14: Erin Miller of Urban Hearth (Cambridge), with sticky buns, buttermilk biscuits with citrus marmalade, biscuit egg sandwiches, and more.
  • February 4: Nicole Harrington of Catalyst Restaurant (Cambridge), with a seasonal variety of signature baked goods and doughnuts.
  • March 4: Colton Coburn-Wood of Cósmica (South End), TBD menu inspired by his travels throughout Mexico.
  • April 1: Heather Yunger of Top Shelf Cookies (Dorchester), with a wide variety of “cookies as fresh as the city they come from.”

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