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L.A. Burdick

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Coffee Shop, Dessert
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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
Good for:
Romance

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Special Easter Items for Short Time

I have fallen hard for the crispy Easter eggs at Burdick's. They have a thick inside layer of crispy feuillete that is filled with various chocolate nut creams. Yikers!! The only (serious) problem with them is that , when you first bite into the inside, you release a small army of Borrowers who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
opinionatedchef
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boston,ma.
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Lunch
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boston,ma.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have fallen hard for the crispy Easter eggs at Burdick's. They have a thick inside layer of crispy feuillete that is filled with various chocolate nut creams. Yikers!! The only (serious) problem with them is that , when you first bite into the inside, you release a small army of Borrowers who quickly make off with the rest of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best kept secret. Atmosphere and concept and service and pastries and chocolates are all so European.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A classic harvard square site. The most amazing hot chocolate. The dark hot chocolate is to die for. I order with almond or soy milk and it makes it so creamy and delicious. There is not a lot of seating so you may end up wandering the square with your drink. It keeps you toasty in the wintertime. This is... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend took me here on our first date. We went back last weekend for another visit. The hot chocolate was just as good as we remembered. And he is a smart guy, he knew enough not to share one of their large mugs that is more chocolaty than a typical candy bar. Oh yeah, we got married a few... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love Burdicks (or is it because we love chocolate that we love Burdicks?). Their coffees are fabulous. Their Chocolates are just amazing. We see their hot chocolate drinks being consumed by the gallon (cant comment as neither of us like hot chocolate). Why do we not go there more often? Its a bit pricy for a "normal" coffee or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The hot chocolate I had at LA Burdick's was the best hot choc of my life. Don't miss it. Sadly we couldn't find seats so didn't get to soak up the cosy atmosphere but even sitting outside in the freezing Boston winter is do-able with their rich dark hot chocolate. Amazing!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Good news for Italians, Spanish and all those who like real good thick hot chocolate. This is the place to go. It's not cheap, but you won't regret it.

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Duxbury, MA
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stopped by here for a "little piece of chocolate" after dinner. What a wonderful spot. Not inexpensive because it is real, delicious ingredients. A great spot for the end to a date, after dinner, our on your own!

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

...actually, I loved it when Starbucks had it. This stuff is solid, choice of chocolates! I bought their powder mix to have my wife give it to me for my birthday. First night we were there the line was out the door (Friday or Saturday). Next night shorter. This trip hardly any lines, but that's because parking was impossible! Boston's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visiting from Northern Utah, I wish we had something like L.A. Burdick! The hot chocolate is very rich but I'm not complaining. Their fruit tarts are amazing and the scenery is beautiful. You can't miss this 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
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?