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L.A. Burdick

52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
(617) 491-4340
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Ranked #2 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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Middlebury, Vermont
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110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not since Spain have I had an authentic "hot" chocolate made from DARK chocolate and milk. Burdick's chocolate is AMAZING and the hot chocolate drink is to die for. I didn't care for the milk chocolate version. I'd suggest the VERY small size as it's super rich. Or you can order the mocha with a shot of espresso. I brought... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I wasnt here at a good time of year for their legendary hot chocolate so I got the frozen hot chocolate and it was easily one of the best things I have ever consumed. I made it a point to have TWO more in the week I was staying nearby. The place is tiny but it was an oasis of... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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