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Sofra Bakery & Cafe

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1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
+1 617-661-3161
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Needham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were visiting Cambridge for a few days. We walked to this cafe the first morning and were thrilled with the choices and the yumminess of the offerings. We went back the next day and bought treats to share with our sophisticated Cambridge friends. They loved our selections.

Thank Marmar1066
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to Turkey and were looking for a place where we could get good, authentic Turkish food. Sofra Bakery was recommended. Located on a busy corner in a very busy neighborhood, thankfully, Sofra has a small parking lot. But once inside, its elbow to elbow! Not having anyone to answer our questions about where to order, how to... More 

Thank nottinghall
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Received a recommendation to try Sofra from a cook at Milk Street Magazine. First visit I had the Dukkah donut (delicious), volcano cookie (awesome) and Turk a lait. My husband had a mushroom pastry. Everything was delicious. Second visit I had the morning bun (so good practically ate the paper) and my husband had the Turkish breakfast. The fried feta... More 

Thank katespade
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This place its always busy! But Good foood! My favorite is Turkish breakfast and its always serve all the time.

Thank Js S
Crested Butte, Colorado
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Wonderful variety of dishes and bakery items. It can get very busy as it is a small place but the staff are very good and efficient. Cauliflower bake tasty.

Thank cbfred
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I had never eaten at a Turkish bakery and found the selection of new and intriguing choices to be terrific. My dining partner and I each ordered a couple of different choices and shared them and I found almost everything to be amazing (wasn't crazy about the egg, but more of a personal choice). Highly recommend the granola!

Thank Rob_from_MA
New Haven, Connecticut
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been in over a year. Used to visit more often when I lived in the area. Was definitely worth stopping in though this last week. So many great pastries and cookies. Try the spinach and cheese Gozleme. I don't usually eat Turkish or Middle Eastern food, but they do such a great job at Sofra that it has become... More 

Thank PJA09
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220 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Just coming here makes me want to move to the neighborhood! I wish every neighborhood had a great place like this. Can't wait to go back.

Thank mjacobs
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The food is mainly Eastern Mediteranean, imaginative and tasty. One orders at the counter, they call your name when it's ready, though many items are served right from the counter. The space is small and the owners have created many seats, making the space tight and somewhat noisy. And it's always crowded at lunch or brunch. Go for the food,... More 

Thank heli742015
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We were visiting family in Cambridge. This is a favorite lunch spot for all ages who have enjoyed eating here many times. The food is very fresh and authentic Mediterranean. A very popular place where you stand in line and place your order or select prepared choices you can see chilled in front of you. Seating is family style with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-3161

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