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L.A. Burdick

52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
(617) 491-4340
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Ranked #4 of 538 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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English first
San Francisco, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I love L.A. Burdick, it is a great place to get decent espresso in real cups (I hate paper cups) in Harvard Square. I love their chocolate too. They have a small selection of cakes that are not that bad either, however seating is cramped -literally-. There is only seating for maybe 15 people and long bench like seating where... More

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Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great chocolate deserts and hot chocolate. What can I say? I went twice in a 72 hour stay in Cambridge. Would highly recommend as an after-dinner spot.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was excellent. The Dar Hot Chocolate was the best I have ever had done with steamed 1% milk. Staff were so helpful when deciding which one to try.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Craving for chocolate while in Harvard Square? L.A. Burdick is the place to be. We loved their hot chocolate (dark) and brought home some chocolate mice.

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