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L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
+1 617-491-4340
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, French
$$ - $$$
52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3731
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thickest and the richest hot chocolate around. Great cozy ambiance and lots of options for chocolates to purchase and take with as gifts.

Thank Eireitalia1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extraordinary. Delightful. For a very special occasion. Not inexpensive. Not ordinary. Treat yourself or a co-worker ... watch joy and tears come to their eyes ... ! Wonderful assortment of truly first rate chocolates.

Thank Tobias P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both the chocolates and the the hot chocolate--though not cheap--are worth the indulgence! The novelty chocolate shapes--mice, penguins, etc. make great gifts, too!

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Burdick has been around on Brattle St for decades, famous for its chocolate mice (in 3 types of chocolate) and other deliciously sophisticated chocolate assortments, all made in their own factory in NH, In addition, the european pastries and the hot chocolate are hands down...More

Thank nadush2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Small, european style cafe serving pastries and hot drinks. The lovely handmade chocolates are delightful, featuring trademark chocolate mice. But the best thing they have is hot chocolate. Don't look at the fat & calories, this is a landmark experience. Definitely worth a stop if...More

1  Thank Aaron F
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Our son introduced us to Burdick's in Harvard Square, and stopping there has now become an obsession with us whenever we're nearby. The hot chocolates are amazing. The chocolates are good, too, but extremely pricey. Our favorite item is the Harvard Square, which is basically...More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Reviewed June 18, 2018

It's hard to find a seat here, the last outpost before the American Repertory Theatre, but we did it before a performance. It's mostly a retail chocolate shop, famous for cute little chocolate mice (and penguins!) but we had outstanding tea, pastries, and latte. Kind...More

Thank cootmom
Reviewed June 12, 2018

They have great tea, coffee, hot chocolate and desserts. Very nice staff and it's a bit quieter than most shops in the heart of the square.

Thank WakefieldMADiner
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Yes, some of the treats here are very good but the prices are ridiculous and portions are tiny. I resolve to skip and go elsewhere!

Thank historylover3
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Wonderful place and the deserts are unique and excellent. the chocolates are all wonderful, but very expensive. hold on to your wallet here.

Thank James W
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, 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 - 10:00 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: +1 617-491-4340
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The cafe portion or L.A. Burdick Chocolate is temporarily closed for renovations but our chocolate retail is open.
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