Pinball tournament at CloverHFI: Thursday 6/22 6pm-8pm

21 June, 2017: Joe, our manager at CloverHFI, has been dreaming of doing this forever, and it’s finally happening. Medieval Madness and Twilight Zone pinball machines are ready. Remember back when they were declared illegal by the city of Cambridge? : ( Show up at CloverHFI at 6pm to register. We’ll take 10 teams of 2 people each. Prizes include swag… Read More

Starting Monday at 7am there will be triple Clover in Harvard Square

15 June, 2017: Monday June 19: Clover opens in the Harvard Science Center! We’ll be re-opening the coffee bar (you may have remembered we soft-opened during Commencement week, cafe au laits, cider donuts, study snacks, whoopie pies each day.) And we’ll be opening a full Clover restaurant (chickpea fritters, fries, soups, the whole deal.) Stop by to meet Lynn, Rider,… Read More

Future food at Food Dev, Tuesday 6/13, 3pm

12 June, 2017: There are 2 or 3 more spots in tomorrow’s Food Development Meeting. Chris and Martina have been working hard. Come taste: -Our new silky hummus (the main component of our those hummus bowls you may have heard us talking about) -A silky black bean bowl made with Western MA black beans -A purple barley salad with barley hand-delivered by lentil farmer… Read More

From the archives

Hail the Popover

24 March, 2009: There are all sorts of reasons we are happy to have popovers for breakfast: – They fit perfectly with our aspiration of being “just out of the oven” – They are simple, few ingredients (something we love at Clover) – They are indulgent, but a great alternative to croissants, or brioche. (more on this later) But honestly, we… Read More

Lindentree Farm Shares at Clover Burlington!

7 June, 2017: We have an awesome addition to the CSA program. Lindentree Farm is going to be dropping shares at Clover Burlington this summer. This is the CSA that started our whole program. It’s the share our CEO, Ayr, eats with his family. All organic, all beautiful. Delivered to the same place you get your chickpea fritter sandwich. Ask… Read More

Free tasting TONIGHT: real ginger beer, with the brewers

7 June, 2017: Stop by CloverHFI (Central Square) and CloverKND (Kendall Square) tomorrow at 5pm to meet the founders of Farmer Willie’s ginger beer. Unlike most ginger beers, this is made with real ginger. It’s on tap as part of our newly-launched beer program at our 24-hour restaurant in Central Square. Nico and Max, the brewers, will each be at… Read More

Meet the daughter of the godfather: coffee tasting, CloverLMA, June 8, 3pm

5 June, 2017: As a toddler, Jenny reached for coffee instead of juice. Now she travels the world, supporting the farmers who grow the best tasting coffee beans. Meet Jenny Howell, Director of Sourcing for George Howell Coffee Co this Thursday! Tasting is free and open to all. Cider donuts and coffee will be available for purchase. Reserve yours (or… Read More

Play the survey game today

2 June, 2017: Hi all, if you were handed a card today at Clover, click here to fill out the survey. First off, thank you so much for helping us improve. Secondly, there is a new prize structure! When you complete the survey you’ll be given a coupon for you to bring a new friend to Clover and enjoy a meal, snack… Read More

From the archives

New truck almost online

15 April, 2010: The new truck is starting to show up at MIT. We’re getting excited, we’re days away from this guy serving on the street. Read More

The only item on our menu that requires a wetsuit to harvest

31 May, 2017: This is Andrea. With a thick wetsuit and a knife, she harvests the Dulse we’ve been frying up for our Maine Tomato Sandwich. She swims with the seaweed for 3 hours at a time. Then it’s so cold that she comes back in. Seaweed was once a major protein source for New Englanders. Bring it back by trying… Read More

Farmer visit: David Oien, CloverHSQ, 5/26 at lunch

25 May, 2017: In the 1970’s David Oien’s family was told to grow soy and corn and wheat by the Nixon dept. of agriculture. He said “I’m going to grow lentils instead.” Back then this was a revolutionary act. Lentils make their own fertilizer, so farmers don’t have to spray. They are incredible cover crops, so they actually revitalize the… Read More

CloverHSC (Harvard Science Center)

24 May, 2017: A new Clover. Technically this is number 11. And it’s exhilarating. I stepped back after ordering the first coffee (I was the first customer). Lynn (who has been the General Manager of our restaurant in Harvard Square for a few years now) is running the show and her team is amazing. Harvard is renovating the Science Center. The… Read More

Pop-up space now booking

19 May, 2017: We’re booking out the Clover pop-up space at Clover Financial District (160 Federal St) and CloverHUB (1075 Cambridge St) Do you have an idea you want to test on real customers? A product you want to sell? We want to help you make it real by offering you a tiny space with big visibility. Previous tenants have included… Read More

From the archives

Big containers

12 November, 2008: When a few things run out at the end of the day, that is a great thing. No waste. When everything runs out at 1:30pm, and we have to pack up early and leave it’s a bummer. Don’t get us wrong, we’re thrilled with the lines. But when I run out of food you don’t get to… Read More

Garlic Mustard Grim Reaper

16 May, 2017: This kindly woman (whose name I forget) may hold the record for pulling the most garlic mustard of anyone in New England. This time of year, garlic mustard appears on roadsides, in backyards, and most dangerously, on farms. It was brought here as a culinary herb, but has quickly became an invasive species. Trees normally communicate beneath the soil, and… Read More