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In House Cafe

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194 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2806
+1 617-783-4687
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Northern, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were greeted at the door by the friendliest man. He took us to our table, handed us a menu and let us know that we needed to order and pay at the counter and that our food would be right out to us. We immediately felt welcomed. Breakfast was superb. I had the in-house french toast with fruit. My... More 

Thank canela42
Boston, Massachusetts
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425 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I'd say 3.5 stars. Great vibe and good place to do work, great staff, but the coffee just isn't that good. The cappuccino was mediocre and also served in a tall Styrofoam cup, which is just not a good idea for cappuccino. The croissant was good, though. Not very familiar with options in this neighborhood yet, but as far as... More 

Thank David P
Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a great casual breakfast spot in Allston. They staff is so friendly and the food is really good! A lot of great selections to choose from. I absolutely loveeeeee their iced coffee with cream and sugar! It's the perfect amount of sweetness unlike how some places load in the sugar. The Cheesy French Toast was absolutely amazing!! I... More 

Thank jgblauvelt
Redding, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This place has more than just crepes, by the way. I loved this place so much that I went there three times in five days I was in Boston. I went twice alone and once with a friend. It's got an eclectic atmosphere. The service I received each time was top-notch. One day I went, it was my birthday, and... More 

Thank modmurray
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The chocolate chip pancakes simply melt in the mouth. There are 3 on a plate and are cooked to a tender and moist perfection. There are so many varieties of omelettes that is was hard to select. We ordered Mediterranean and salmon omelettes. The ones with meat had halal sausages so that was a huge bonus. We also ordered salmon... More 

Thank Husainfauzia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Ok so this place might not seem like much but you won't regret it at all. Their menu is extensive so you have a lot of options to choose from. The employees were very friendly and their service was good. You have to order the Cheesy French Toast!!! I was kind of skeptical but man it was so worth it... More 

Thank Tatiana B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you are in Boston for breakfast you have to stop in here! Right off the Harvard Ave. stop in the green line. This was one of the best breakfast's that I have had. My boyfriend knows how much I love breakfast and took me here, he was spot on. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. There are endless... More 

Thank Tracearoo27
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108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Do you live in Allston? Are you hungry? Is it too late for breakfast and too early for lunch? It is brunch time! And where could you have brunch if not at In House Cafe? 
In House Cafe is one of the best brunch restaurants in the entire Allston area. The restaurant is located in the heart of Harvard Avenue,... More 

Thank Simone Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

The environment is maybe not the most cosy, but the breakfast is the best we have had in Boston. Everything was tasteful and fresh.

Thank AmsterdamCooper01
Amsterdam, Nederland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

From the outside you might think this cafe is not the best, but the breakfast is really good! I would really recommend the coffee as well as the omelets and bagels with Parmesan cheese! Good place for students to grap some breakfast:)

Thank LizaV26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-783-4687

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?