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1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
617-661-3161
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Today
8:00 am - 6:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Tasty and trendy

See and be seen, and eat what the beautiful people are eating. It ain't cheap, but it sure is good. Breakfast to late afternoon. Middle Eastern theme. Cooking classes. If you're a guy, stop by and pick up something for your gal. You will certainly make points.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Kakiman
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Boston
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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Boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

See and be seen, and eat what the beautiful people are eating. It ain't cheap, but it sure is good. Breakfast to late afternoon. Middle Eastern theme. Cooking classes. If you're a guy, stop by and pick up something for your gal. You will certainly make points.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I've been here a fare share. Food is so-so, hot food always too salty. Safest bet for consistency is the Mezze bar, best on the menu. The drinks are amazing. This is why I come back. Please though change the set-up. It's quite awkward to shuffle around the store when there are more than a few people. Seats are cool,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Ana Sartun and Co's best spot, for me. I love the flavors, variety, and presentation of the food. The mezze are incredible, and I highly suggest them. If you are there for cooking supplies. take a chance on a spice blend and go home to experiment. All of them perk of so many different dishes, both savory and sweet. Also... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Coffee is my favorite drink by far! The turkish coffee was perfect-thick and rich, and the taste lingered on... I was heading to a gathering with friends and picked up the whipped feta, beet tzatziki, creamy eggplant and pinenuts, along with handmade crackers and the packaged pita bread. It was the most popular dish of the evening. Went perfect with... More 

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Although this heavenly little cafe is not easy for me to get to, making a special trip for lunch is always worth it! It's generally busy (at least it's been on my visits), but the staff are efficient at taking orders and getting the food out. Trying to find a table (should you choose to eat there), may require a... More 

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Los Angeles
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141 reviews 141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A bit crowded but that is not a distraction. Very good java with many choices and pastries. I had a special breakfast pastry and my son opted for a pistachio based pastry. The inside of the place was a bit tight but we sat outside which was fine. On a cold day this might be tough but I would come... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yes the food is also very good. Nice people and good fresh food. A little on the pricey side on some items. (it is not on Boylston) so I don't know if they are justified. The quality is there but the experience is not necessarily "Boutique"

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Some of the best food in the area - breakfast and lunch are never a disappointment. The staff are always kind and super professional. Totally in love with this place!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food is quite good to excellent depending upon your tastes. You should be a bit of a foodie and be open to different fare. It is tiny spot so seating is limited at peak times and it is not the most comfortable seating arrangement with small stools with low tables. They have a small patio which is very welcoming... More 

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Glendive
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are going out for a Nosh, try a different Deli. We had the most delightful meal here on our trip to Boston. The Hummus was very flavorful, the Moussaka pie had a flavor in the meat and sauce that was so delicious. I cannot place the secret ingredient that was so different, I will just have to go... 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

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?