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Life Alive

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765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
617-354-5433
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 80
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
just plain awesome

found Life Alive after a college tour with my daughter. lunch time the line was nearly out the door but moved quickly. great totally healthy food accented by several different sauces/dressings. Hot plates (the alchemist and the adventure were great) and cold. Smoothies (coconut was great) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
jmnagel
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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

found Life Alive after a college tour with my daughter. lunch time the line was nearly out the door but moved quickly. great totally healthy food accented by several different sauces/dressings. Hot plates (the alchemist and the adventure were great) and cold. Smoothies (coconut was great) and juices. simple but genuine atmosphere. very friendly staff.

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Derwood, Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We called ahead and picked up to go, which is recommended because of the crowd. The Goddess and the Adventurer bowls were amazing and fresh, and the sauce was addictive. The demi sized bowls were plenty with the creamy banana-y Elvis alive smoothie. Overall would love to go again, but would call ahead to cut the huge lines.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great fresh food! Amazing bohemian vibe and atmosphere. We ate downstairs where there are beautiful murals and live music. Food was a little pricey, but worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Have been here twice. First I tried one of their bowls and this time a wrap. Always fresh with quality ingredients. Love the creativity they bring to their recipes. Very popular spot so be prepared to wait

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

On our way back from Harvard Museum to Back Bay desperate for a hot drink we took a chance on this cafe. We ordered Chai with Rice Milk in two different flavours and two Demi Salads. They were excellent, tasty and generous portions. The staff were friendly and helpful and the chance to rest our legs in a pleasant colourful... More 

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MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Why did I not know about this place? Incredibly delicious. I am glad I don't live too close b/c I would be blowing a tremendous amount of money here. But it has given me some inspiration for meals at home. So glad a friend recommended it. I swapped noodles for the rice in the dish I wanted. Delish. My friend... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Organic, vegetarian, vegan. This place is amazing. I love the Seductress (broccoli, kale, carrots, egg, NO beets (for me anyways), PLUS cheddar. I have only ordered something else once and although it was good, this wrap is the best.

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Vegetarian can be tasty and filling. This restaurant embodies that fact. I usually go for a soba noodle bowl that has carrots, kale, cashews, beans with a banana smoothie. My vegan and gluten free vegan family bliss out for life alive. Non vegans can love it to with an open mind. Eclectic decor. My little girls loves the lion seats... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very inventive menu with excellent quality ingredients and a fun and busy ambiance. Don't be in a rush to eat. More than that, don't eat it during or before a date. My boyfriend told me it was the worst breath I had ever had -- I think it was because my salad alone contained a clover of... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love Life Alive, and I'm definitely not a hippie. Cafe food that's not a sandwich, hallelujah! The bowls are super tasty - it must be the sesame ginger nama sauce. And I love that you can choose either a large or small portion of most things too. It's often really busy at peak times, so aim to eat early... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-354-5433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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