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L.A. Burdick

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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
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
THE Best Chocolate Shop

This place sells the most decadent, yummiest chocolates. The single-source dark chocolates from various South American countries are my favorites. Their hot cocoa drinks are just as tasty as the chocolate bars. But my absolute favorite are the luxembourgers (little macarons). They are steep at $2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
sfk0418
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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  • Romantic
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place sells the most decadent, yummiest chocolates. The single-source dark chocolates from various South American countries are my favorites. Their hot cocoa drinks are just as tasty as the chocolate bars. But my absolute favorite are the luxembourgers (little macarons). They are steep at $2 a piece but it's very delicious!

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Barnard, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wish Burdick's served lunch or dinner as they do so well in NH. No better place for coffee and sweets - hard to limit yourself to once a day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Outstanding ice cream and exuberant staff. Unfortunately I got chocolate chip when I clearly ordered mint chip. Articulate clearly and loudly when ordering.

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Newton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It may not be the best hot chocolate in the world, but it is the best in Cambridge, if not Greater Boston. They also have excellent pastries to have along with your hot chocolate. Not being a coffee drinker, I have not tried much else here. But why drink anything but the hot chocolate?

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was looking forward to come her, but was so disappointed. I was really disapponted with the service, how they served my coffee and how it tasted. I just left without bying/trying something else. I will come back later and try again.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If a little too small (always full when I have been there) Burdick's is a great place to stop for a coffee and a desert after a stroll around Harvard Square or a play at the theatre. Service is fast and friendly, only wish it was in a little larger space.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Burdick's is really a chocolate dessert place and not a restaurant. A wonderful place to meet someone for hot chocolate and a chocolate dessert on a snowy afternoon. Because it is so popular it is often crowded and one has to wait for a place to sit but it is well worth the wait.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

When friends come to town, Burdick's is a must, particularly if the visitors love chocolate! I am a dark chocolate aficionado, and Burdick's hot chocolate is the best I have ever had. It reminds me of the hot chocolate in the book, THE POLAR EXPRESS -- "It was as thick and rich as melted chocolate bars."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

In the interest of health and fitness I have given up casual hot chocolate. However, there is always one exception that I have to make and that is for LA Burdick's dark chocolate. I get mine with almond milk. It's rich. It's thick and oh! so! awesome! I make it a point to go there every time I visit Boston.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is one of the best places in Harvard Square. I've been coming here every so often since I moved to the Boston area. They make amazing rich hot chocolate. They're pastries are perfect tasty and beautiful. I always try to bring friends and family here when they come to visit.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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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