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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Crested Butte, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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3 reviews
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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Nancy P
Portland, Maine
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Went to Sofra for the first time and was blown away by the textures, flavors and deliciousness I experienced. We shared a few items and I'm so glad we did. The place was crazy busy but we were able to snag a couple of seats inside because it was just too sunny and hot outside. We ordered the whipped feta... More 

Thank Nancy S
Belmont, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is an excellent small restaurant but with no table service. Gets busy at prime lunch hours and for brunch on the weekends because the food is really good. They have 5 tables outside which is perfect for warm days. Lots of unusual flavors which help make Sofra stand out. They also have a small parking lot as street parking... More 

Thank Vision101
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a tasty lunch with with my wife and it.... great food.....as usual ....visit early for lunch because it is always packed

Thank Gotago00
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is small but really nice. Great range of Armenian food and other snacks and lunch foods. Good tea! A little cramped at busy times but no other complaints. Wheelchair accessible.

Thank Naomi J

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?