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L.A. Burdick

52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
(617) 491-4340
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Ranked #3 of 540 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch
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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The place is always a bit crowded and I understand why. Every time I have gone to LA Burdick, I've chosen the Harvard square chocolate cake. It is absolutely amazing, almost like in Switzerland. I love that they are kind of specialist of dark chocolate, my favorite. Service is fast due to the crowd but good. Tea is delicious and... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

L.A. Burdick's chocolate is the best I've had. I didn't eat at the cafe, but I bought a variety of chocolates (bars, boxed assortments, and individual chocolates to take home to the folks I love. Everyone agreed that the chocolate is amazing. The employees were very polite and helpful. Bonus points for the excellent presentation of the packaging! :)

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Truly an experience! The hot chocolate is like a spa experience for the senses; smooth, creamy, deep and flavorful. The desserts and bars are equally wonderful! Have a light dinner than go here!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The hot Choclate along with pastries are the most delicious available at Burdick's .The presentation of the Choclate's and various other items is superb and we ended up with bagful. I being a chocoholic, found the quality to be of the highest standards.The cafeteria was very clean with friendly staff including the manager who was very professional with good knowledge.The... More

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San Francisco, California
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51 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

These are some of the most delicious chocolates you can get in America. Everybody who I've given assortment boxes to, raves about the quality, and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of chocolate. It has a delicate taste reminiscent of Rechuitti in San Francisco, and better than most quality Belgian chocolatiers. They mostly specialize in dark, which is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I can never go to Cambridge without stopping in this place! The pastry is beyond anything I could ever prepare at home - the highest quality and the presentation is superb! The little Chocolate Mice are such a treat and make a great gift for all ages - but especially kids!

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Ohio
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The coffee is fabulous as well as the many different hot chocolate drinks. I love sitting at the wonderful little tables with a coffee and treat from the case. It feels like Paris. The macaroons were delicious. In the winter, the place was too busy for sitting and relaxing, but the summer, wow, it is lovely and highly recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If Harvard Square is a solar system made purely of confections and treats, then L.A. Burdick is the star that sits in the middle of it. Their complex and rich dark hot chocolate is one of the best I’ve had and you can get it iced during the summer. It’s also not cloyingly sweet which I like. L.A. Burdick is... More

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dubai
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The only reason I'm not giving a full 5/5 rating is that I've been to Switzerland! Having said that, Burdick serves the BEST hot chocolate drinks I have ever tasted in the USA, I went there with my wife and her friend, twice, once during our stay in Boston and another time when we came back from NY. The dark... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for a pick-me-up coffee and chocolate mousse slice while wandering around Harvard.......

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