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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
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
The BEST

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
AnnaDBJ
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Lunch
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

...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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Jalandhar, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

LA Burdick, Cambridge and NYC are the best stopovers for chocolate in America. Even the coffee is fabulous. We tried almost all the deserts and but 'Hazelnut Orange Cake' is to die for...!! Chocolate Lemon cake also highly recommended. Milk chocolate with hazelnut bar a must to carry home in abundance.....

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I go here EVERY chance I get! They have the BEST hot chocolate. It's very small so you can't always get a seat, and the parking is tough but worth driving around the block a dozen times! Don't miss it!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This place has the best hot chocolate I've ever had, bar none. It's a real treat. We've been back several times. The standard milk chocolate is awesome, but they have many varieties to try.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

REAL hot chocolate! If you have been raised on the powdered stuff, you may not appreciate how decadent this stuff really is. European style atmosphere. Tiny area for seating. Excellent pastries. Really expensive chocolates. Tip: either read the ingredients of the various chocolate drinks available or ask-- it takes a discerning palate to appreciate these drinks. A bit pricey, but... More 

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice enough spot, but their hot chocolate is really bitter. I don't like their chocolates (too rich), and their mocha (coffee/chocolate) was equally thick and bitter. Hmm. Better places, and certainly not worth the extra $$.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?