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Sofra Bakery & Cafe

1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
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Ranked #15 of 542 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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English first
Collingswood, New Jersey
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155 reviews 155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I had the Shakshuka and my wife got the Turkish egg dish. My 4 year old got hot chocolate and a pastry. Their freshly baked pita is great, as is all the food we tried. You order at the counter and find a place to sit (or take out). It was a nice morning and we found a table outside.... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Everything inconceivably tastes more beautiful than it looks. Start with desert because you can. Or if you have discipline then save room for it. The flavored are unique. Staff kind and helpful. Food great beyond description. Line moves fast and it is helpful to see what everyone else is eating and ordering. The pastries are Devine.

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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I were visiting my son in Boston and had seen Sofra on the Unique Sweets tv show. I bought a selection of uniquely flavored pastries...the pistachio poptart was my favorite; orange blossom morning bun, blackberry/lavender coffee cake, persian spice doughnut, and several others. Service was quick, selections were great, staff friendly...great way to start the day, as... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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143 reviews 143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We'd been here once before and after a stroll through nearby Mount Auburn Cemetery Sofra is just the place to have a delicious lunch. It's chaotic to be sure and the seating can be interesting to say the least. But it's worth the wait and patience. Even if you don't want lunch you have to try one of their incredible... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A friend in Philadelphia, of Lebanese decent, recommended we stop there when traveling to Boston to visit family. Wow! Try it, you'll like it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had the grape leaves, assorted hummus, chicken shawarma and falafel. The beet tzatziki and the whipped feta are delicious. The eggplant was a little less flavorful and thin in texture. The crackers are nicely seasoned as they seem to make them on premise which is great. Lots of thought put into their food, I liked that. The only downfall... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Warning!!....sip it slowly don't chug like I just did, my brain is working faster than my fingers can type, hands are shaking, leg is bouncing under my desk . Oh no the coffee sweats. So heed my warning or if you need to be UP this the cure. I had a spinach tart with feta, it's a small tasty treat... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I often go there for a pastry and latte or maybe a late lunch or breakfast. If it is prime time, the seating is limited. Thats why I go after hours. I have often ordered something not even knowing what I would get, but I have never been disappointed. The staff is very welcoming and helpful in explaining the menu.... More

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Oxford, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The pastries and coffee are excellent and the place is pleasant. There are many enticing packaged foods and spices but the prices are awfully high!

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South Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have been talking about visiting Sofra for some time. Finally got around to it and... it was good. I had the orange blossom lemonade and orange blossom glaze morning bun. While the lemonade was good it tasted like regular lemonade. The morning bun was delicious and the orange blossom glaze was perfect. Great atmosphere but very small. Definitely worth... More

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