diesel cafe

Diesel Cafe Opens for Curbside Pickup, 21st Birthday

We need coffee, now more than ever. Like, ASAP. Pronto. Stat. It has been a stressful day (week, month, year) and we need the sweet relief of iced coffee. Luckily, Diesel Cafe are back at 257 Elm St. and open for curbside pickup. They are taking orders online and serving a limited menu out of […]


Diesel Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Love Stories Project

In May 1999, Diesel Cafe opened its doors at 8 a.m. to a line of people. The founders were overwhelmed by the crowds that streamed through the shop—co-owner Tucker Lewis kept having to send her parents out to restock ingredients. By 3 p.m., they ran out of coffee. They thought they’d make it a year, […]


It Takes A ‘Ville-age: Part I

A few years ago, Somerville’s Center for Teen Empowerment (TE) was in trouble, down to just two staffers: Danny McLaughlin and Sassy Estany. “And I was part-time, but I was definitely doing way more than part-time,” Sassy laughs. “It was a lot.” Undeterred, Sassy helped work to rebuild the program. She and McLaughlin sent countless […]