On The Dot
Cannonball Cafe Opens in On the Dot Development
The Cannonball Café, a new breakfast and lunch gathering spot named with the neighborhood’s historic industrial heritage in mind, designed and operated by chef Rachel Lazar, opened its doors and began serving its South Boston neighbors and visitors on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.
The Cannonball Cafe, whose name recalls the rich 19th Century history of the influential neighborhood settler Cyrus Alger, hailed for his metallurgy and forging skills that placed him at one time as the most prominent industrialist in the United States, will brighten the longtime industrial district as its first dining spot.
The opening marks an important early step in the transition of the area west of Dorchester Avenue to a vibrant new mixed-use neighborhood named On the Dot. The café, more than a year in planning, is at 383 Dorchester Ave., in a repurposed building located near Grand Ten Distilling and between the popular workout studios CrossFit Southie and Peter Welch’s Gym.