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Sofra Bakery & Cafe

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1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
617-661-3161
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spectacular, small and scrunchy

Tucked into the beginning corner of Cambridge, Sofra is a real gem. Turkish food made on the premises in ways that delight the eye, palate and mind. Great for unique breakfast and lunch plates plus great baked goods and coffee. Counter culture coffee and crowds available to all - splls out onto the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Douglas F
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked into the beginning corner of Cambridge, Sofra is a real gem. Turkish food made on the premises in ways that delight the eye, palate and mind. Great for unique breakfast and lunch plates plus great baked goods and coffee. Counter culture coffee and crowds available to all - splls out onto the sidewalk in all weather. A must.

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Thank Douglas F
Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The food was very different from what I had before.. it was soo good, I wish I had more space in my tummy to taste all the dishes.. this place was so unique.. A+

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Thank PavithraGopal
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Love the food at Sofra! It's a great blend of Turkish with modern enhancements like spinach falafel. I'm addicted to the food. Love the biodegradable and recycling at the café. Seating is a huge issue, especially on the weekends and when weather does not allow for outdoor seat.

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Thank fritzenluv
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The food is always wonderful- delicious, interesting, comes out fast . always a treat the seating is interesting- looks like the middle east, but it is not for everyone. They do have a regular table for those who need. Ice tea is marvelous. Great coffee. Love those chocolate earthquake cookies- Wow they are a winner as are the donuts- different... More 

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Thank ItTastesSoGood
Newton
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we loved every bite we took from their delicious menu. seating is little limited but it also allows faster turnover. sofa is definitely our new favorite place.

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Thank IsaTerzi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Small but welcoming, great food and tea choices, calming music. Gives you a warm and relaxed feeling, while looking out of large glass windows.

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Thank Gayrat A
Newport Beach, California
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The staff where nice and you could feel the meditation atmosphere. I ordered lamb shawarma and was a bit surprise that it didn't come with any side. ($10) You could see a lot of locals there which is normally a good sign of good food. There's parking which is another convenience

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Thank HashTagTraveler
Destin, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We had Sofre Bakery cater a baby shower in May, and then a dinner for eight last week. In both cases, the food and service were excellent. The staff was helpful with our ordering process. They arranged for a delivery service. The food was quite creative, and I loved every morsel.

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Thank GlobalTraveler8085
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Sofra is so popular that we have to get there by 11:30am in order to have any chance of getting a seat for lunch. We usually order soup plus 5 different mezze dishes and some flat bread. My favorites are the beet tzatziki and the walnut hummus. The cosmopolitan customers are just as interesting as the food.

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Thank nomad491
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Stopped for a snack at Sofra which is at the Belmont end of Cambridge. Around noon on a Friday, the place was packed, and had a great buzz. We ordered the spinach falafel combo, the red lentil soup, and sinfully delicious "pistachio nest" pastry. Delicious food, friendly service, but finding a seat and moving around within the cramped confines was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-661-3161

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?