Where to snag a free coffee for National Coffee Day

Pat Greenhouse/Globe staff

Free coffee? Yes, please. Coffee shops and restaurants around Greater Boston will serve complimentary java for National Coffee Day on Friday.

The freebies include hot coffee, iced coffee, cappuccinos, espressos, and coffee in a can. One spot will even dole out free doughnuts. “So many people just kind of thrive on coffee,” said Dustin Graham, coffee director at Pavement Coffeehouse, which is giving away shots of espresso with the purchase of coffee. “It’s something that they look for every single morning. I think National Coffee Day allows people to embrace that and maybe go outside the box a little and try something like a straight shot of espresso, which they might not normally get.”

Coppersmith Cafe

Customers at this South Boston spot can order a free hot or iced small coffee between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., while supplies last. (40 W. 3rd St., South Boston)

Cumberland Farms


You’ll need a coupon for this free guy. Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to get one on your phone, redeemable for a complimentary hot or iced coffee in any size. You can also use the coupon for a tea, cappuccino, or hot chocolate. (various locations)


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Customers can get a free cup of coffee at the Back Bay location’s To Go Shop when they buy breakfast or lunch between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. (75 Arlington St., Boston)

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunks is giving away a free hot cup of medium coffee for every medium or larger hot coffee purchased on Friday. (Various locations)

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Passersby will be treated to a free coffee and mini doughnut between 7 and 9 a.m. from a cart placed outside the hotel’s entrance on Dartmouth Street. The doughnuts, made by the hotel’s Oak Long Bar + Kitchen, will be available in chocolate, chocolate glazed, citrus old-fashioned, coconut dulce de leche, and vanilla mocha cruller. “I have a feeling those will go pretty quickly!” said Lauren Soriano, director of public relations at Fairmont Copley Plaza. Visitors can also leave their business cards for a chance to win a large gift basket full of coffee and accessories. (138 St. James Ave., Boston)

High Brew Coffee

Folks can get a free Hubway ride on National Coffee Day, thanks to a partnership between Hubway and High Brew Coffee. Get your free ride code by signing into the Hubway mobile appbeginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday. If you’d like a free coffee, as well, pedal over to one of the two Hubway stations where representatives from High Brew Coffee will be handing out complimentary cans of cold brew between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.: Aquarium Station at 200 Atlantic Ave. and Congress Street Station at Congress Street at North Street.



Marylou’s coffee isn’t going to be free, but it will be on sale. The shops are slashing coffee prices on Friday, charging customers who order a hot any-sized coffee half price all day long. (Various locations)


Participating McDonald’s are offering $2 off any small McCafe espresso drink on Friday. Additionally, in a deal that began on Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 1 at participating locations, McDonald’s is giving away a free medium McCafe drink to customers who buy any item through the McDonald’s app. Note that the deal can only be redeemed once per week. (Various locations)

Pavement Coffeehouse

In the mood for espresso? Pavement customers will get a complimentary shot of espresso with every coffee purchased on Friday. “That shot can be added to a drink they already ordered or served on the side as a straight espresso,” Graham said. (Various locations)