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Life Alive

765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
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Ranked #6 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I stayed just next door to the restaurant and dropped by because of the lineups. The lineup is out the door during meal times but reasonably quick and worth the wait. I went twice during my last visit to Boston. I had the Goddess with the sides including egg, garlic, avocado and tamari almonds. They can be pretty busy and... More

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My friend couldn't wait to take my daughter and myself here, and I soon found out why! Life Alive is on two levels. As we queued up (counter system) coming in the door, it was so busy we had plenty of time to choose from the menu and to have a free sample of a very spicy gingery smoothie. Being... More

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Millstone, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We stopped by on our way to Harvard after it was recommended by a good friend. The decor is beautiful, and you'll have plenty of time to admire it as you stand on the inevitably long line to order. However, the entire staff was quite friendly and welcoming. It didn't take too long for our orders to arrive, and our... More

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Bremen, Georgia, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I visited Life Alive several times during my stay in Cambridge, and found it to be one of the most delightful eating experiences! The half plates are more than adequate and had various refreshing smoothies/drinks as well. It has the most positive counter staff and they take pride in what they do - with verve. I highly recommend this place... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During certain meal times, the line can be out the door. It's that good! When visiting Boston, a friend brought me here knowing I struggle to be able to find healthy and tasty food when i'm traveling. Most of their smoothies are more desert-like, mostly fruit based or vegan milkshake varieties. The bowls are scrumptious with their house sauces and... More

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Simferopol, Ukraine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

One of the best places I have ever eaten. Different food made of vegetables, nuts, even meat eaters so much love it. Big line, which tells us that people really love it. Their coffee made of nont coffee beans but something else - not really good, but If somebody needs to stop drinking coffee - that is possible temporary substitution.... More

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Athens, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I love the concept of this place: organic and veggie. The atmosphere and seating areas are really neat as well. I enjoyed my food though there was too much of the sauce which overwhelmed the flavors of anything else.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good vegan food. Counter service ordering. Would be better with regular table service. Space was a bit cramped.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Life Alive is one of my favorite places to eat! Its health-conscious food that I actually crave! I find the service to always be excellent and I have never had a bad experience here. I usually go with the emperor and sometimes indulge in one of their smoothies.

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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

this place is a don't miss. worth the q. the food and low cost is amazing.the Quinoa was delicious and just cooked as was most of the food. Almost raw food style. The drinks are great, I had a ginger green tea and it was real not a bag. staff are fabulous but be aware as in most USA the... More

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