Boston Main Street’s "Business of the Year" 2015

 ZAGAT’s “Top 9 Hottest Coffee Shop in Boston” 2016 

Dudley Cafe

The mission of Dudley Cafe is to provide the Roxbury family with wholesome food, in-house youth empowerment programs, a continued celebration of the arts, along with a creative space encouraging collaboration between locals and neighborhood organizations.

Our Story

Based out of the newly renovated historic Ferdinand building, a former furniture company, Dudley Cafe is part of Bruce C. Bolling Building in Dudley Square.


Our vision is to create a community that fosters arts, music, and youth empowerment. We believe in investing back and supporting a thriving ecosystem in Roxbury. In addition to supplying our ingredients from local businesses, we are also passionate supporters of youth empowerment. Since opening, we have partnered with Madison Park Technical High School and continue to hire their students for baking and front of the house positions. It is our intention to create opportunities for dedicated students, as well as provide a space for organizations that aim to uplift the residents of Roxbury, MA.

Our Community 

Dudley Cafe is a community hub. In addition to supplying our ingredients from local businesses, we are supporters of youth empowerment in the greater Roxbury area. We work with local youth programs, schools, community organizations, businesses, and more. We provide internship programs & employment resources for neighborhood youth.

If you are interested in collaborating with Dudley Cafe, please email us at marketing@shantiboston.com

Youth Program Partners

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. 

Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn

South End Technology Center

We are proud to partner with:

Urban Farming Institute of Boston

Dorchester, MA for all of our produce

Danish Pastry House

Medford, MA for many of our pastries

Fazenda Coffee Roasters

Dedham, MA for all of our coffee beans

Nashoba Brook Bakery

Concord, MA for all of our bread

MEM Tea Imports

Watertown, MA for all of our tea

Thatcher Farm

Milton, MA for hormone free milk in our coffee beverages and to go products

Carbone Farms

Local 100% Grass-Fed Beef. Raised in Massachusetts. Pure, healthy & delicious!


Smoothies and infused herbal teas

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Boston, MA for our internship program

Boston Cyclists Union

Roxbury, MA, for local bike events

Chef Daryl's Original Bean Pies

Roxbury Ma. 


Your vote is Roxbury's voice 


Roxbury International Film Festival

Boston Ujima Project

Real food, Real People 

Our Mission
by Rixy Fernandez