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Sofra Bakery & Cafe

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1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4404
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 reviews
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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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19 reviews
6 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Finally managed to get Son #2 here before sending him off to college. He had a hard time deciding what to order - too many appealing choices. So, he did what he often does and ordered several different items. I don't know where he puts it, but that boy can eat. When he finished, he said, "how come you've never... More 

Thank MuddyGurl
Munich, Germany
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch at Sofra's - the hardest part was deciding what to choose! The vegetable stuff is enticing (my choice: bean salad with tomatoes, hazelnuts and thyme), the baked goods are too good to ignore, and the desserts (I had tapioka with wild Maine blueberries) worth the calories! Go there when you're really hungry :-) We sat... More 

Thank Franziska R
New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Delicious everything! But if you are there to get a coffee or tea, expect to wait at least 10 minutes. Not a place to go if you are in a hurry.

Thank ykodama

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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, Kids, 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: 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?