The Catered Affair Collection

Gracious Hospitality Served Daily

In addition to full-service catering and event planning, The Catered Affair operates numerous restaurants and cafés in cultural institutions around Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. These establishments include Newsfeed Café, Courtyard Tea Room, and the Map Room Lounge at Boston Public Library, a vibrant Wine + Coffee Bar at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and Jenny’s Café at Harvard Art Museums. Most recently, Folio, a European-inspired restaurant, will open to the public on June 25 at Boston Athenaeum. These eateries allow guests to enjoy unique food and drink in Boston’s iconic cultural settings.

Explore TCA’s Hospitality Collection: 

Folio, located at the Boston Athenaeum and recently featured in the Boston Globe, is the latest addition to TCA’s distinguished hospitality collection. Guests visit Folio to enjoy made-to-order shareable plates, discover new and old-world wines, and sip craft cocktails in a European-inspired setting. The restaurant is open to the public and offers visitors the enjoyment of the distinctive and unique setting of the Boston Athenaeum’s library, museum, and cultural center. Reservations are available on Resy; walk-ins are welcome.

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Photography: Sam Barracca
Folio Boston Athenaeum, Beacon Hill
Photography: Sam Barracca
ICA Wine + Coffee Bar

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA/Boston) waterfront Wine + Coffee Bar offers light bites by The Catered Affair and a natural wine selection by nationally recognized sommelier Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel and Dear Annie. Where electrifying energy meets impeccable service and innovative cuisine, it is the perfect destination for those who dare to be different.

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Photography: Sam Barracca
Photography: Sam Barraca
Map Room Lounge, Boston Public Library

Welcome to the Map Room Lounge, fusing Industrial Revolution vibes with an intellectual ambiance. Indulge in craft cocktails featuring house-made vermouths and cordials paired with cozy lounge bites. Tradition meets innovation in every sip, creating a distinct experience in Copley Square.

Boston Public Library Map Room Tea Lounge
Photography: Cheryl Richards
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Photography: Cheryl Richards
Courtyard Tea Room, Boston Public Library

Step into the Courtyard Tea Room, a premier destination for afternoon tea in Boston. Step into the Courtyard Tea Room, a premier destination for afternoon tea in Boston. Enjoy finely crafted tea sandwiches, delectable sweets, and freshly baked scones in the historical and architectural marvel of the McKim Building at the Boston Public Library. We’re thrilled to have earned a four-star review on OpenTable, reflecting our commitment to excellence.

Boston Public Library Courtyard Tea Room
Photography: Cheryl Richards
Photography: Cheryl Richards
Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Public Library

Serving our neighbors, students, local businesses, and international tourists, the Newsfeed Cafe has become an integral part of the Boston community. Located in the Boston Public Library’s recently renovated Boylston Street Building, the Newsfeed Cafe serves our patrons locally roasted coffee, teas, sandwiches, and pastries made fresh every morning. Catch up on the local news by reading the daily tickers and listening to weekly live broadcasts and educational content from GBH’s satellite studio.

Photography: Cheryl Richards

Jenny’s Cafe, Harvard Art Museums

Jenny’s Café, located inside Harvard Art Museums, offers a delightful retreat amidst world-class collections in the indoor Calderwood Courtyard. Indulge in specialty coffee drinks, savory lunches, or delectable pastries in a cultural setting. Our menu features seasonally wholesome and healthy options, including vegan and gluten-free selections.

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Are you intrigued by the offerings? 

We invite you to visit our restaurants and cafés within Boston’s renowned cultural institutions. These experiences are perfect for celebrating everyday moments with friends or special occasions, making each visit unique.

For more information and to plan your visit, click here.


Kori Carter Gillespie, Director of Brand Marketing at @thecateredaffair in Boston, Massachusetts, is a dedicated content writer passionate about sculpting compelling brand narratives, particularly for boutique lifestyle brands.

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