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L.A. Burdick

52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
(617) 491-4340
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Ranked #5 of 535 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I believe It has been since 1999 that Burdick's has been a fixture in Harvard Square. While much had changed in the Square, Burdick's has continued to feed our need for amazing and beautiful chocolate. A visit to the Square would not be complete without a few truffles or a chocolate mouse!!! One additional comment, we were with friends who... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Burdick's is great! The hot chocolates are amazing. The boxes of chocolates make great gifts. I always try to take my family here when they come to town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stopped in here today to see what the hype was about. Ordered a couple macaroons and a milk hot chocolate (they have a variety of flavors). Overall, it was a little pricey, but it's Cambridge, so I expected it. Very good, rich hot chocolate and the macaroons were delish also. All the pastries looked amazing. Worth trying

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Andover, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

The mocha and hot chocolate are hands down the best in Boston. The only decision is dark or milk chocolate. It is so rich I only need to order a small. Sit, relax and breath in the heavenly smell of chocolate. Worth every penny! The pot of tea is nice also.

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