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Clover Food Lab

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7 Holyoke St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not The Cleanest...

Like so many places staffed by hipsters (others in Cambridge shall remain nameless in this review), Clover's commitment to hygiene is moderate, at best. The hands of the person taking the order, whether at the Harvard Sq or Cambridge St locations, always seem to be encrusted in dirt, with dirty... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Boston, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Like so many places staffed by hipsters (others in Cambridge shall remain nameless in this review), Clover's commitment to hygiene is moderate, at best. The hands of the person taking the order, whether at the Harvard Sq or Cambridge St locations, always seem to be encrusted in dirt, with dirty fingernails and frequently dirty shirt cuffs. Just got in from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I almost walked out when I realized this is is a vegetarian only place, but I'm really glad I didn't. The pita/sandwich that I had was so flavorful, I completely forgot it had no meat.

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We came here on both trips to Boston. They make your lunch and coffee on the spot, all fresh ingredients. They take your order quickly and serve in reasonable time, depending on the crowds. The food is delicious!!!

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Scarsdale, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very interesting healthy, reasonably priced vegetarian food, nice bright & airy, casual atmosphere (2 beautiful, long wooden tables on the 1st floor), cool business practices; I had the BBQ seitan sandwich, which was tasty; the brussels sprouts salad, which was pretty good; and the french fries with rosemary, which could've been better (they seemed like 15 minutes old); service could've... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not a vegan but this place is great, healthy food in a kind of "collaborative" eating environment built for engaging discussion. Feels like they have a long future ahead... Smart food for the smarterest

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Good but limited spread of food. Student rates, very friendly staff, nice music. Open till 11.00 PM. Free wifi from Google office on top of the restaurant!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can buy fast food just about anywhere. You can buy healthy food away from home if you try real hard. Finding a place that combines the two at a rally nice price, with a really friendly and knowledgeable staff, and, oh yeah, fantastic taste is soooo cool. The falafel (known as chickpea fritter sandwich here, maybe to demystify the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Whoa! Hadn't yet joined the Cult of Clover, but saw that it was packed (!) as we walked by at lunchtime. Checked into our hotel and came back (a little past peak lunch hour, and a little less packed). Wow! Had a great chickpea fritter sandwich and rosemary fries, with a (no kidding) jalepeño soda to wash it down. Friendly... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stopped here for breakfast on trip to take daughter to college. It's right across the street from MIT and next to Marriott where we stayed. We had the sunshine muffin and a popover. The muffin was delicious filled with good stuff and a nice spice taste. The popover was good, made fresh, but would have been perfect if it was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Went to clover with my cousin from Boston who recommended it strongly. We both had the chickpea fritter sandwich which was essentially an amazing healthy version of falafel with a great array of toppings on it. The service was extremely quick, everyone was friendly and the lemonade was delicious as well. No complaints and I will definitely be back at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Holyoke St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

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