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L.A. Burdick

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52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
(617) 491-4340
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Seating, Takeout

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  • 145
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious desert

Me and my boyfriend stumbled upon this chocolate shop. Located in a quaint little home like shop between large corporate buildings, this little shop really stands out. The store is small and seating was quite limited but the line went fast and the desert was well worth it. We ordered a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brandy R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my boyfriend stumbled upon this chocolate shop. Located in a quaint little home like shop between large corporate buildings, this little shop really stands out. The store is small and seating was quite limited but the line went fast and the desert was well worth it. We ordered a cappuccino, a milk hot chocolate, and a chocolate lemon... More 

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Thank Brandy R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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319 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is charming and clean inside. Service is good! Cappuccino is excellent and they have lots of options for sweets and hot drinks. I did not have chocolate but most people who go there try some and they like it. Pastries look fresh and inviting!

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Thank Danuza
North Eastham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the best chocolates ever! Their hot chocolate is amazing too. You can't go wrong with anything in this place.

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Thank Marko02642
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great stop for Hot Chocolate or Tea. There Pastry selection is great, lots to choose from. my fav besides the hot coco is there steamed milk with honey!

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Thank MrBryanSHoyle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's often hard to find a seat at this small outpost of the amazing NH chocolatier. The cafe' is just off Harvard Square and offers pastries, chocolates, tea, and coffee. Because it's such a popular spot, you won't want to linger too long so that others can enjoy a seat, too.

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Thank roxieontheroad
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Quality place likely to satisfy most chocoholics!!! Really lovely hot chocolate and bring home bags... I thought it a tad too pricey though and it lacks adequate seating !!

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Thank minneme
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

It's good but not amazing However the hazelnut orange cake was a hit. The oatmeal in the parfait was soggy and we Harvard Square was hard (tasty but too hard to eat). The dark chocolate mocha was so so (you can barely taste the espresso) the latte was more or less OK (average)

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Cambridge MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

For the richest hot chocolate you've ever tasted, Burdick's has no equal. There is no richer, smoother or more intense! You'll also be able to choose an equally delicious pastry. Burdick's chocolates are among the best. Their chocolate mice make perfect dinner party hostess gifts.

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Thank Langdon+lLangdon
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Burdick's isn't the real deal. If you have never had real hot chocolate in France, which is actual melted chocolate served warm, not the watered down Swiss miss that we are served usually in the US you are in for a treat! Just be aware that this is really rich!

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Thank Edward E
Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very pleasant setting, relaxed and comfortably elegant, though tables are close together. Great meeting place

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 491-4340

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 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?