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L.A. Burdick

52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
(617) 491-4340
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Ranked #7 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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dubai
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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Watertown, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We've been here many times for hot chocolate - they have 3 kinds: dark, milk, white. Pastries are also really good - if you really love chocolate, I recommend the Harvard Square, a rich chocolate and walnut cake layered with a velvety ganache. There is limited seating space. Sometimes it is so busy, you don't have a choice to order... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely brunch here with pals from school. It wasn't cheap, but all in all worth it. My steak & eggs were cooked perfect, but the small portion of potatoes were an after thought for them, overcooked and bland.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went here with my family and we had tasted this kind of hot chocolate before. It's very good but one can only tolerate so much of it. The place is puny and even when you are sitting down there are people standing right by your table in line crowding you in. The pastries we tried were nothing special but maybe... More

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I've never had such a delicious hot chocolate in my life. Very cosy place & definitely best chocolate.

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