Here is a directory of the Black-Owned businesses we love in Central Square.
The Coast Cafe is home to the best fried chicken in the square. Take a walk down River St and find out why it's been a Coast staple since 1997.
Currently, Coast Cafe is only open for take-out & delivery. Their hours are Wednesday - Friday 3PM - 8PM and Saturday 1PM - 5PM. Give them a call at (617) 354-7644
Ms. Bonafide Creations
Ms. Bonafide Creations crafts handmade jewelry, accessories, and candles. She also offers group classes and private instruction in healing Vinyasa Yoga, meditation, and Pranayama (breath work).
Nu Image Barbershop
Nu Image Barbershop has been in Central for over 40 years. They're a staple of the Square, and we look forward to seeing them open back up soon!
Message from Nu Image Barbershop about Re-Opening
Dear valued customers: After careful consideration, Nu Image will not be reopening until June 16th due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 and the utmost safety of our customers. We will be praying for more positive medical data and will update you on June 15th. We apologize for any inconveniences, please stay healthy and safe! Thank you, Nu Image Barbershop
Simply Erinn's Unisex Hair Salon
Simply Erinn’s Unisex Hair Salon offers a wide range of services to keep you looking good long after you're in the chair.
Creative Hair Designs
Children's Hair Care
Customized Creative Coloring
Cuts & Trims
Salon-to-Home Hair Care
Hair & Scalp Rebuilders
Multi-Textured Natural Hair
Give them a call at (617) 547-8098
The Pull-Up LLC
The Pull-Up LLC is latin soul food on the go. This food truck is a favorite of Central Square and can be typically found at 1 Oxford Street. Be sure to follow on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates to where they're pullin' up next!
Sly's Barbershop has the best prices in the city. The dynamic duo of Sly and his assistant Michael have been cutting hair for over 20 years combined. Give them a call at (617) 491-3940 to make an appointment, or just stop by the shop.
La Fábrica Central Restaurant is inspired by Caribbean cuisine. They serve Chef Giovanna Huyke's interpretation of the best dishes of Puerto Rico, Cuba and Dominican Republic. Always great vibes at La Fabrica.
Update from La Fabrica on re-opening:
We have been living through challenging times in the past few months but after much struggle and with your support we are pleased to announce the soft opening of our outdoor patios on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 5pm to midnight, Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 5pm to midnight and Sunday from 12pm to 8:00pm with a limited menu for patio dining and take out with your favorite La Fabrica cocktails. Our regular hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to Midnight, Sundays from 12-8pm; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For reservations please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (857) 706-1125. We will accommodate a limited number of walk-ins depending on availability. Stay tuned for more information as we get settled. Thank you for your support
Great Eastern Trading Co
From Great Eastern Trading Co
Great Eastern Trading Co specializes in vintage and unique clothing and costumes for men, women, and non-binary identifying people. The store was founded in 1969 and has remained a fashion institution in the Cambridge area. They carry what they love: cowboy boots, 70's shirts, Hawaiian shirts, belly dance costumes and accessories, 80's party dresses, sequined clothing of every description, ethnic pieces, scarves, vintage and new jewelry, 50's party dresses, pirate costumes, flapper dresses, wigs, and more!
The Kush Groove Shop
The Kush Groove Shop is a high-end one-stop shop for stoner street wear and cannabis accessories in Central Square. Started by Rindge alum, Kush Groove has shops in Cambridge and Boston. In addition to blunts, e-juice, glass pipes, bongs, rolling papers, and more, they carry their own line of Kush Groove apparel, designed by their team.
Asmara Restaurant named after the Capital city of Eritrea has been a square staple since 1986. With their specialty Injera bread, they invite guests to eat with their hands and experience true Eritrean culture.
Currently, Asmara is offering take-out only and they're open from 5pm-8pm. To place an order, please call (617) 864-7447
Denise Simmons: Allstate Insurance
Denise Simmons helps local families find the right insurance plans for them. They offer insurance plans on auto, home, condo, renters, motorcycle, business, life, and atv.