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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 - 10:00 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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  • 105
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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 hot chocolate in the world.

I'm a hot chocolate snob. I've tried hot chocolate at many places.... Around Boston, in other cities..... I've never had better hot chocolate than at Burdick's. Both the boston locations (downtown and Harvard Sq) serve the best.... Milk hot chocolate is the one to get!!! It's not for people who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Bethberrie
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I'm a hot chocolate snob. I've tried hot chocolate at many places.... Around Boston, in other cities..... I've never had better hot chocolate than at Burdick's. Both the boston locations (downtown and Harvard Sq) serve the best.... Milk hot chocolate is the one to get!!! It's not for people who don't really like rich drinking chocolate.... But for those who... More 

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The only thing the 4 of us ladies got at L. A. Burdick was the dark hot chocolate. It was like drinking smooth creamy warm chocolate. One of our foursome suggested she felt like she was in the movie Chocolat after taking her first sip. I only wish there was room for us to sit and also have dessert because... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great pit stop for hot chocolate in cold weather. You will have to wait in line in the cold but the chocolate will warm you up. There are a few tables to sit if you can find a spot. Turnover is usually quick. Don't give up and wait for a few min.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 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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21 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 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 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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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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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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