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L.A. Burdick

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52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
(617) 491-4340
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it ❤️ best hot chocolate in town, great atmosphere, awesome chocolate and pastry variety. This place is amazing.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻❤️😱

Thank Lucilene P
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip the restaurant part, unless you're a hot chocolate junkie on a cold day. This is the place for gourmet hand made chocolates, especially for gifts. The chocolate mice and penguins are prized treats.

Thank Fontek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was nice and their treats were delicious! But it is a bit expensive. However you just gotta go for it and enjoy one of their cakes (for example the coconut chocolate) accompanied by a cappuccino and you'll forget all about it. It's worth it!

Thank Tatiana B
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chocolate here is very good. Yes, it is expensive, but it is made locally by well educated chocolate makers who use high quality ingredients. Their chocolates (including the famous chocolate mice) make very good gifts. It's also nice to come in for tea, coffee, genuine hot chocolate (as opposed to watered down cocoa) and pastries, although a bit chilly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Order blindly from their selection of hot chocolate and you won't be disappointed. Wonderful place to pick up a gift as well.

Thank trinitysneh
Somerville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While in Harvard Sq on Wednesday mornings for a weekly appointment, I discovered Burdick's. Starting with coffee and tea, I branched out and tried chocolates. I purchased some for my grandson for Easter and I was hooked! These chocolates are hand dipped and are so unique and delicious. They make very cute animals and unusual pairings of fruit and chocolate.... More 

Thank Ellen M
Miami, Florida
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Our friend took us here and it did not disappoint! I'm wishing I had tried a pastry also! I had the milk chocolate cocoa and it was amazing. Very rich in flavor. She let me try her dark chocolate but it was too strong for me, I preferred my milk chocolate. Yum!

Thank carolinx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

After a nice lunch two doors down at Tosca, I had a decadent hot chocolate at L.A. Burdick for dessert. Not too sweet but rich and creamy and thick. Do yourself a favor and check it out, near Mass. Ave and Harvard Square but off the grid a bit and so worth it. Try to get there at an off-time... More 

Thank Cathy_and_Phil
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is THE best chocolate. expensive but it is the only shop from which we buy chocolate because it is such high quality. we love the actual chocolates, we love the chocolate cake, which we serve at parties and birthdays. and I love the apple tart. they have many special chocolates for particular times of the year, and those are... More 

Thank SEM02139
Cambridge MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

What more needs to be said? Delicious, artisanal, hand-made chocolates. Incredible house-made pastries. Hot cocoa. The price per pound is not small, but it doesn't take much of their chocolate to give a lot of pleasure. Definitely one of my go-to luxuries.

Thank Scott M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 491-4340

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