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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

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
So so good!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
SueFMa
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MA
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

i am not a vegetarian of any sort. This is the best vegetarian stuff around. It is not fake meat stuff. It is creative and delicious. It is also spicy, so go easy. The atmosphere is terrific. I don't know about the hippies, since I was around for the originals, but I find the place very welcoming. When we want... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Life Alive is great when I want to eat healthy. I never feel like I am forcing down something that I don't really enjoy, everything is actually pretty good. I understand being busy will create a line but it moves slower than it probably should, other than that no complaints.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great food . Great staff. Great atmosphere . When I want to get healthy I come here. Everything on the menu is good . Good work!

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Not what you might get anywhere else. My son at Kale and didn't complain. Bowls, salads, and wraps of various vegetables, rice, beans and Quinoa with sauce. Pretty good. That's what I eat myself often and they did a good job of it. The atmosphere is also different - Hippie for sure.

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Been there 100 times and 100 times waited in line, Amazing vegetarian food.. you can feel the freshness and healthy as soon as you walk in. Worth a wait anytime.

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