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Sofra Bakery & Cafe

1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
617-661-3161
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Ranked #32 of 541 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
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
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
Senior Reviewer
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
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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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Watertown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Sofra has a great location and interesting food - turkish, lebanese, greek. It also sells fresh eggs so I buy my eggs here a couple of times a week. Also can recommend the pastries, the mezzo, the daily soups and specials, and the dark cherry drink. A great place for take-out though the atmosphere is nice when it's not too... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Mount Auburn cemetery is one of best gardens in New England, so it makes sense to combine it with one of the best lunches. It's food of the Levant, done with Ana Sortum's flair. This is a lunch that is wonderful and unique.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tired of Starbucks? Tired of the same old coffee house atmosphere with cushy chairs and wifi? Want something new and unique? Try Sofra instead. This place has amazing baked goods, great made-to-order hot dishes, incredible gift ideas, and amazing teas and other drinks.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Perfect combination of healthy and delicious. Awesome pastry selection and the coffee is good and strong. What else could you ask for? Well, maybe a little more space...

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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253 reviews 253 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a pretty small place. I'd recommend take-out. All of the choices looked exotic, creative, and good. Many nice vegetarian options. The baked goods looked heavenly. There's a lot of interesting foods and spices for sale on the side. The food was delicious, but portions were on the smaller side (which was not reflected in the price). The egg... More

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