“I had the desire to do something different, to get out of the corporate setting,” owner Alvin Tsang said. The coffees and teas he serves come from Mem, a Somerville-based company, and Fazenda, a Needham-based company.
On the menu: The Mint Chip Latte, flavored with peppermint, can be served iced or hot.
380 Washington St., Brighton. 617-783-4514, www.cafenation.com